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Castle:Grosmont Castle (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry

Cadw

Grosmont Castle

Grosmont Castle

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Address

Abergavenny,
Monmouthshire,
NP7 8EP

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Details

Along with Skenfrith and White Castle, it’s one of the ‘Three Castles of Gwent’ built by the Normans to control a key section of troublesome border country. The original earth-and-timber stronghold, build on a gros mont (French for ‘big hill’), was later replaced in stone. It experienced an active life. Thirteenth-century reconstruction included the gatehouse and circular towers. Remodelling a century later gave Grosmont apartments fit for a noble household, but by the 15th century the castle was in the wars again, besieged in the rebellion led by charismatic Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Free entry

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Directions

See location of Grosmont Castle (Cadw) on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 405244  Lat: 51.91528 Long: -2.86583

Grosmont is on the B4347, 10 miles (16.1km) north-west of Monmouth (or north-east of Abergavenny via the A465). Entering the village from Monmouth, church on left and footpath to the Castle on right. Continue by road past the Angel Inn and car park signed on left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 14 miles from Abergavenny station

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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