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Grosmont Castle, Gwent, Wales

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Grosmont Castle, Gwent, Wales
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Grosmont Castle is a Welsh castle just over the border from Herefordshire. A ruined gatehouse and curtain wall partially survive along with partial remains of a hall block. At least two kings visited Grosmont (or maybe I should say one and a half kings?); Henry III came here in 1233 to counter a Welsh rebellion, and Henry V (before he was king) used it in his successful attempt to quell Owain Glyndwr's rebellion in 1405.

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