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“Didn't Think Much To It.”
Review of Grosmont Castle

Grosmont Castle
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Grosmont
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Didn't Think Much To It.”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

As castles go, this one was one of my poorer ones. Not much to explore, & not much in the way of views.

Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Visit Grosmont Village, Monmouthshire”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Grosmont is a really picturesque village with an interesting church and castle. The surrounding countryside is absolutely stunning too. It is a lovely day trip if you are visiting the English/Welsh border area, maybe for the food festival in Abergavenny (held in September each year) or the annual Hay Festival. Be sure to pop into the Gentle Jane café for the locally made ice creams which are the best I have tasted. The Bell at nearby Skenfrith, through the lanes is a lovely place for an evening meal with great food and a beautiful location on the river.

Visited June 2013
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“our favourite of the "three castles"”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

One of the famous "three castles" with Skenfrith and White Castle. Grosmont was our favourite - quite compact, it was more of a home/administrative centre than a fortress, and the remains include an amazingly elaborate chimney almost as impressive as the tower! The ruins are gorgeous, and a children's play paradise! Lots of steps, impressively high walls and a plethora of nooks and crannies. Definitely worth a visit.
The town itself is lovely, so it is also worth leaving time for a wander around Grosmont.

Visited April 2013
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Colorado
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501 reviews
211 attraction reviews
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“One of the ‘Three Castles” built to subdue the Welsh”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This was the elegant home to the Earl of Lancaster in the 14th century. It appeared the Great Hall was very large and there was a very prominent chimney. Much of the castle was built in the 13th century and is now in ruins. The other two of the Three Castles are Skenfirth Castle and White Castle. Very good place to wonder around and image life hundreds of years ago.

Visited January 2013
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