Essential information

The trail takes you around the historic village of Grosmont (SO 404 244). Click here for a map of the Grosmont area.

The route: Along the route not only will you learn a little about Eleanor and her links to the village but you will also discover other interesting facts about the village and its history.

This is 1mile (1.6 km) walk. There is one stile and 6 steps on the route. You will cross two fields so please wear appropriate clothing and foot wear. Allow at least 1˝ hours to complete the route.

Travelling by bus: The nearest bus passes through Llangua

(SO 394 263) on the route from Abergavenny to Hereford. Use  or Tel 08712 002233 daily between 7.00am and 9.00pm to plan in advance. Please note it is almost a 2 mile (3.5km) walk from Llangua to Grosmont.

Travelling by car: Grosmont can be reached from the A465(T) Abergavenny to Hereford road. From Abergavenny leave the road at the right hand turning 300yds before the traffic lights at Llangua (SO 394 263). If coming from Hereford go over the traffic lights and take the first left. Follow the road for about I mile (1.6 km). Take the turning to your left sign posted Castle 1 / Grosmont ˝ mile. Follow it to a “T” junction. Turn right to soon reach the centre of the village. Park carefully on the side of the road, making sure not to obstruct access to houses.

Toilets: There are toilets including an accessible one (radar key is needed) next to the Angel Public House.

Please support local business: Every purchase you make during your visit or on your walk preserves local jobs, facilities and services in the countryside.

Dogs: If you take your dog with you, keep it under control at all times and ensure that it is wormed regularly to avoid infecting livestock.

Places to stay: If you want to stay in the area look at

or contact the Tourist Information Centre in Monmouth on 01600 713899 or email   

The Three Castles Walk: There is a circular 20 mile waymarked route known as ‘The Three Castles Walk’, which starts in Skenfrith and crosses very pleasant undulating countryside via White Castle, Grosmont and over Graig Syfryddin to descend to the Monnow Valley and the starting point in Skenfrith. A booklet describing the route and places of interest on the way is available from Tourist Information Centres.