About Grosmont

  • Performance in Grosmont Church NavePerformance in St. Nicholas Church Nave
    Photo by Richard Jordan
  • Sledges in the winterSledges in the winter at Grosmont
    Photo by Richard Jordan
  • View of Grosmont churchView of Grosmont Church
    Photo by Richard Jordan
  • Fiming of The BakerFilming of "The Baker"
    Photo by Richard Jordan
  • View to the west of GrosmontView to the west of Grosmont
    Photo by Richard Jordan

Grosmont is an historic village with a population of approximately 300. It is situated in the Welsh Marches close to the border with England. The village enjoys an attractive rural setting, surrounded by hills, woods and fields but is only a 20-minute drive from the market towns of Monmouth and Abergavenny in Wales and Hereford and Ross-on-Wye in England and an hour from the city of Cardiff.

Historically it was an important settlement and centre for trade and Grosmont still has an impressive Norman church and castle, as well as a traditional village centre protected as a conservation area.

With the decline of farming, tourism has become increasingly important, and there are several bed and breakfast facilities and other accommodation provided for the growing number of visitors.

The Angel Inn, owned by a consortium of local residents, provides real ale and food and a friendly meeting place. Gentle Jane, the village tearoom, provides lunch and afternoon tea with homemade food. The village is lucky that it still has its Post Office and a unique village shop.

The area around Grosmont is particularly attractive for walking, with access to the Offa's Dyke Path, the Monnow Valley Walk and of course, the Three Castles Walk. There are also many more local walks on way marked trails. The area also attracts cyclists, being part of the national cycle route. Grosmont is also a centre for exploring the beautiful countryside by car.

There are several community organisations in Grosmont and the village enjoys a programme of events throughout the year. Residents are friendly and are happy to share the attractions of their area with visitors.