A Full Week of Fun this Half-Term

In the blink of an eye, September has passed and autumn has arrived. With the trees a riot of colour, it’s time to think about half-term – and there’s no shortage of entertainment in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. With Halloween on the horizon, there’s plenty of spooky goings-on. Delve into the gruesome … Continue reading A Full Week of Fun this Half-Term

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Get hands on with history at Goodrich Castle

For the perfect way to entertain your little history hunters this summer holiday, look no further than Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire. Take the whole family to the English Heritage run Castle for a summer packed with time-travelling adventures to inspire young minds. They can let their imaginations run wild as they hone their knightly skills, … Continue reading Get hands on with history at Goodrich Castle

Museum Week in Dean Wye – Our Top 10

Museum week is here! Here are a few fascinating places we think you should visit: Abergavenny Museum - Set on the grounds of Norman Castle, the museum portion of this attraction shows the history of the area from prehistory to present day. Other activities include an interactive WWII air raid shelter, a reconstruction of the 1940s Basil Jones … Continue reading Museum Week in Dean Wye – Our Top 10

From muck to the monarchy – summer at Goodrich Castle!

From the highest of the high to the lowest of the low, the roles and lives of fascinating folk from the last 600 years will be explored this summer at Goodrich Castle, near Ross-on-Wye as part of English Heritage’s Time Travelling Summer at the majestic castle site! Visitors to the castle on Tuesdays and Wednesdays … Continue reading From muck to the monarchy – summer at Goodrich Castle!

MEDIEVAL BANK HOLIDAY FOR GOODRICH CASTLE!

A taste of the 15th century royal court comes to Goodrich Castle this bank holiday weekend, providing visitors the change to step back in time and rub shoulders with knights, princesses for the site’s Medieval Tournament! Goodrich Castle’s moat will be requisitioned to create a combat arena in which knights in shining armour fight with every ounce … Continue reading MEDIEVAL BANK HOLIDAY FOR GOODRICH CASTLE!

Cannons Primed For The Siege Of Goodrich!

The pyrotechnics are being prepared at Goodrich Castle ahead of the site’s spectacular Bank Holiday weekend Civil War event. Visit on Sunday 29 or Monday 30 August to see a Royalist garrison try bravely to protect the castle while under siege from the Parliamentarian army!  This August Bank Holiday weekend, the site will be returned … Continue reading Cannons Primed For The Siege Of Goodrich!

England’s Most Famous Outlaw Heads for Goodrich in the Wye Valley

Whether you love Russell Crowe’s latest cinematic outing, Jonas Armstrong’s BBC version, or the depictions by Erroll Flynn, Kevin Costner and Mel Brooks, Robin Hood fans throughout the region should head down to Goodrich Castle, near Ross-on-Wye this summer as the legend returns for displays and have-a-go activities! Robin Hood will be played by professional … Continue reading England’s Most Famous Outlaw Heads for Goodrich in the Wye Valley

Theatre Under the Stars at Goodrich Castle in the Wye Valley

  This summer enjoy an evening of enchanting open air theatre at the stunning location of Goodrich Castle. In a picturesque spot with views over the Wye Valley, the castle provides a magical backdrop for two theatre productions in August, so bring a picnic, wine, a blanket (just in case!) and friends and enjoy a … Continue reading Theatre Under the Stars at Goodrich Castle in the Wye Valley

Merlin at Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye

It has long been described as a castle worthy of myth and legends, but last Saturday (14 November), viewers of the BBC1 drama Merlin will have seen part of Goodrich Castle, near Ross-on-Wye being used as a setting for Prince Arthur meeting his dearly-departed mother! The cast of the worldwide hit fantasy drama descended on … Continue reading Merlin at Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye