DiCamillo Companion

Goodrich Castle

  • House & Family History: Throughout the 12th and 13th centuries Goodrich was an important fortification on the Welsh borders. It became the property of the crown in the 12th century and was later granted to William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke. Goodrich Castle hasn't been occupied since the 16th century; it was ruined in the 1640s, during the Civil War, after which the castle became a tourist attraction.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Treasure Hunt" (1983 - TV game show, episode 1.9, "Gloucestershire: Forest of Dean"). "Merlin" (2008 - BBC TV series).
  • Past Seat / Home of: William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, 13th century. William de Valence, 1st Earl of Pembroke, 13th century. Talbot family, 14th century.

    Current Ownership Type: English Heritage

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01600-890-538

    Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

    Website: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No