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Goodrich Castle – English Heritage

Castle Lane, Goodrich, Ross-On-Wye, HR9 6HY. England

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Extra Details

At Goodrich Castle you will discover one of the most complete sets of medieval domestic buildings surviving in England, at one of the key points of entry into Wales. Explore the Norman keep and red sandstone curtain walls cut from the deep dry moat. See the gatehouse, towers, chapel, kitchen, well, dungeon, halls and garderobes – everything your students would expect to find in a castle. Study the Civil War, medieval monarchs, Countess Joan de Valance, famous for entertaining up to 200 guests in her fashionable home, and develop your students’ enquiry skills, interpreting the ruins as both a stronghold and a home.

We have an amazing special offer of a FREE “Feast! A Day in the Life of a Page” expert-led Discovery Visit Workshop! Trips are subject to availability and for schools with more than 30% of students on free school meals. Click the red button to apply.

If you’re not eligible, don’t worry – you can still apply for a bursary. Scroll down for more information.

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 7-11 ZIP 14.28MB Download
Imagination & Curiosity Content 11-14 ZIP 14.28MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

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Education at English Heritage

Inspire your students in the places where history really happened on a free self-led visit or an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop. The following offers are included as part of The Great British School Trip:

FREE SELF-LED VISITS

You can bring your class to any of our sites entirely free of charge. We offer free entry to pre-booked schools, as well as free planning visits to help you make the most out of your day. Use our free downloadable resources to help with your planning and risk assessment.

EXPERT-LED WORKSHOPS

Award-winning and immersive Discovery Visits are available at selected sites from just £100 per session per class. Students of all ages and abilities can meet characters from the past, role-play or handle intriguing objects.

Venue Details

Contact

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/goodrich-castle/schools/

Address

Castle Lane, Goodrich, Ross-On-Wye
HR9 6HY. England

Opening Hours

Timings vary depending on season. Please check the Goodrich Castle website for more information.