Grosmont Castle

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Katy
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It’s a nice castle
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a free castle to visit and is part of the “three castles” collective.

We parked for free in the village and the Castle is only a short walk away.

These are interesting ruins with good signage and nice views. It has lovely moat and bridge.

We were here about 30 minutes.

This castle is also a Pokémon gym.

Worth visiting.
Written September 18, 2021
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account2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga123 contributions
Open all reasonable hours
Jun 2021
I do wish Cadw would not quote limited opening hours for their unstaffed sites. In this case the castle is clearly open "all reasonable hours". The access is a little difficult to spot from for the village, but the ruins are extensive and you can climb up one of the walls to get a different perspective of the site. Worth stopping, but not making a major detour.
Written June 28, 2021
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,711 contributions
Fabulous little castle but not easy to reach
Jun 2021
Grosmont was a pretty village but finding the castle was actually a challenge! It wasn't where the sat nav said and the only sign we saw was when we followed directions from a local and there was a small sign hidden in the trees. I'm not sure if there were others but they'd been removed or if there just weren't any. We parked by the post office, got Alice and the dogs out of the car and walked the short distance to the castle.
Grosmont Castle was actually surprisingly large even though I couldn't make sense of its position as it wasn't defending anything I could see or in a good site. There were a couple of information boards about the history of the castle and how it originally looked. Taking photos was entertaining with two dogs working together to pull in different directions or see how many poo bags they could fill up!
We crossed the drawbridge and Alice was just delightful, wanting to see everything, several times, and climb up all the steps, several times much to Deb's delight! I explained to her about the arrow slits and windows but I'm not sure she understands medieval warfare yet so we made it Pokemon and dinosaurs instead! It was good (for me anyway) seeing the evolution of the castle from square towers to the round ones, the great hall and some weird chimney like thing that didn't seem to have any fireplaces connected.
Written June 5, 2021
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clare r
Cambridge, UK116 contributions
Lovely castle in in interesting village
May 2021 • Couples
Grosmont castle was the most enchanting of the Three Castles we visited. A lot more of it than I was expecting and clearly loved by the village, makes a lovely picnic spot. Not much in the way of facilities and limited on street parking in the village- please be considerate
Written May 30, 2021
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Kathryn B
Swansea, UK185 contributions
Small but worth the trip
May 2021
We did this as part of a trip to see the Three Castles (this, White and Skenfrith). Parking is available near the church of the village but there aren't on-site facilities and signage is limited so you will need to learn the area before visiting. This is the smallest of them but there's still many interesting features to see. As with White Castle there are many great photo opportunities here. The chimney added in the 14th Century still stands tall and reflects the changing usage of the site. The tower is hollow but still reaches a tall height and the wall next to it, after climbing the stairs, provides great views of the village and the rest of the castle. The other main feature is the Great Hall and it's former cellars. While it lacks the luxury it once may have had you can still appreciate the relative comfort of living here when its use turned to a palace. It may not be large or as well signed as other sites, but overall a great little castle to see while in the area.
Written May 10, 2021
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MyWhiteCat
Hertfordshire, UK125 contributions
Good little castle
Oct 2020
Good little castle in a quaint village. Not that much to see but lovely location. Picnic tables available next to the castle
Written October 24, 2020
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elverman
Gloucester350 contributions
Very Poor Signage but worth the effort
Sep 2020
Not the easiest castle to find , only one small sign on the wall leading up to the castle. No onsite parking so you have to park in the village wherever you can find a space. However, very short walk up to castle grounds which are well kept and very suitable for picnics on a good day.

The castle ruins are quite atmospheric in a strange way and its so peaceful when walking around. Castle has been altered and added to over the years and its suggested it has been in three specific stages. Climb the steps and go onto the short section of castle wall to enjoy the views over the village and have a birds eye view of the castle interior.

Well worth a visit, not clearly signposted but great to visit along with other nearby castles.
Written September 27, 2020
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Ryan S
Cardiff, UK164 contributions
The smallest out of the three
Aug 2020 • Couples
I struggled to find this castle when i first visited the other. The castle is opposite the church in grosmont. You can park anywhere near the church. This castle is not as great as the other ones, but it is worth visiting. Its smaller than the other ones. You can go on the top of the wall a bit. It not as impressive as the others but still great.
Written September 7, 2020
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Alphonse2014
Rossendale, UK59 contributions
Have a look.
Aug 2020
Small but quaint village. The castle is reached by a short walk from opposite the Post Office. The castle itself is just a shell but is very atmospheric. You can picnic in the field.
Written September 4, 2020
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Sarah
233 contributions
Castle in picturesque setting
Jul 2020 • Family
Had a lovely afternoon visiting castles. We started with Grosmont Castle. The village is well worth wandering around, before or after seeing the castle. The castle itself was very interesting, with enough of the ruins to fire the imagination. There are steps up onto the wall for impressive views of the surrounding countryside. Picnic tables available outside the dry moat and plenty of room to socially distance. This is a non paying castle, so no frills. No toilets at the site. As an aside, the film The Baker was shot in and around village and castle and is really good.
Written July 12, 2020
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