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Grosmont castle

Grosmont castle

A trip through history

This guide will take you to three historic castles in a single day - all on the border with Wales.

For centuries the border between Herefordshire and Wales was a wild and lawless place - the scene of anything from cross-border raids to full scale invasions.

Small wonder that so many castles were built in the so-called Marches area - as after the Norman invasion, successive rulers tried to bring peace to the region.

This tour takes you to three of these historic sites - you'll find out how to get there, what so see, postcodes for those of you using sat nav, and some fascinating and unusual tales:

Map of HerefordshireTo Longtown Castle featureTo Kilpeck Castle featureTo Grosmont Castle feature

Map courtesy of Ordnance Survey

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