The Local Area
GROSMONT and its stunning scenery is an ideal location as a base for sightseers, photographers, walkers and birdwatchers alike.
The historic village in located on the Three Castles Walk of Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle and the Four Castles cycle route which includes Abergavenny.
It is also very close to Offas Dyke Path.
Locations in and around the village were chosen for many of the scenes for the film ‘The Baker'(2006), starring Damien Lewis.
Within the conservation village of Grosmont, there is the large historic church of St. Nicholas with its imposing Norman nave, reputedly the best in Wales. The Church and Nave now have wheelchair accessibility.
The quaint post office and shop selling a good range of necessities and ice-cream is open every morning except Sunday and most afternoons.
The Angel Inn is a privately owned and friendly pub with a small restaurant and serves a variety of mainly local drinks and very good food. Close to the village is Part-y-Seal, one of the oldest properties in the area with its wonderful gardens and tearoom, serving light lunches and cream teas.
In the village centre we are fortunate to have public conveniences including a disabled facility.
Grosmont Castle, built circa 1150 is one of the Trilateral Castles, and is easily accessible in good weather. Fascinating facts abound about King Henry V, Owen Glendower, John of Gaunt and the origin of the red rose of Lancaster!
The three castles, Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle are in the care of CADW (Welsh monuments). Find out more here: www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
Grosmont is set on the Welsh side of the Monnow Valley, adjacent to the Vale of Ewyas and on the edge of the Golden Valley. To the South is the beautiful Wye Valley and to the North is the Brecon Beacons National Park. So we are a convenient base for many local music and art festivals, e.g. Abergavenny Food Festival, Hay Literary Festival and the Monmouth and Raglan music festivals. Find out more: www.festivals.adventa.org.uk
We are equidistant from the historic city of Hereford with its wonderful Cathedral and the world famous ‘Mappa Mundi’, the market town of Abergavenny, known as the gateway to Wales and the historic county town of Monmouth with its rare covered bridge. Barely further away is the beautiful town of Ross-on-Wye with nearby Symonds Yat.
All towns still have market days and both Abergavenny and Hereford benefit from having Shopmobility. See the following websites for more local information.