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Grosmont has been described in the press as ‘The most beautiful village in Britain’; ‘One of the best villages to call home’; and the organiser of the Grand Prix of Wales Cycle Race, which passed through the village in 2016, stated that the village support was like something “he had never seen before”. Above all else, Grosmont is renowned for its vibrant community spirit and warm welcome.
Grosmont is an ancient 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 ancient 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, good food and sometimes live music. The village is 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 13th-century parish church rescued from dereliction in the nineteenth century. 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. There is also a wide variety of building types ranging from small vernacular cottages to elegant Georgian and Victorian ‘town houses’ and 17th and 18th century ‘gentry’ farms with associated buildings.