Welcome to Grosmont Village

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Grosmont is a beautiful village near the border with England, between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley. With its stunning scenery, it is an ideal base for sightseers, walkers, cyclists, nature lovers and photographers. Also within easy reach, are a number of medieval castles and other places of historical interest. There is a good selection of bed and breakfast and holiday-letting accommodation and the Angel Inn provides real ale, fantastic food, live music, and lots of camaraderie under the stewardship of Jim and Chloe. The village is also lucky that it still has its shop.

Once an important medieval township and centre for trade, Grosmont has a traditional village centre protected as a conservation area. Grosmont Castle was built in the 13th century by Hubert de Burgh on earlier foundations that consisted of a wooden motte and bailey castle. The Church of St Nicholas is a stunning 13th-century parish church rescued from dereliction in the nineteenth century. It has the oldest wooden church roof in Wales.

The Town Hall replaced a former timber structure and was built in 1832 by the then landowner, the 6th Duke of Beaufort, whose descendant offered it to the Grosmont Parish Council in 1902. It is still used often today, and villagers are currently working to develop of it as part of the active Grosmont Futures group. There is also a wide variety of building types in the village ranging from small vernacular cottages to elegant Georgian and Victorian ‘town houses’ and 17th and 18th century ‘gentry’ farms with associated buildings. It is absolutely worth a visit, and we will all welcome you warmly.

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