old town sitting on a hill, Grosmont is noted
for the quality of its fishing in the River
Monnow and for the remains of its ruined
Norman castle, the most northern of three
built to guard against Welsh raiders. Owen
Glendower and Llewellyn the Great both failed
to take it.
The ruins of Skenfrith Castle and White Castle are close by. The local church dates to the 13th century and is associated with John Kent, reputed to have been a magician who lived to 120.