The castle ruins from a 1786 engraving
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
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