Grosmont Castle is set just above the idealistic village of Grosmont, you have to park in the village and walk up a slightly inclined footpath to get to the ruins. Unlike most villages in this area, Grosmont was originally a Borough. Until the 1850’s it had a mayor, a deputy mayor and a corporation.
The bridge across the castle ditch is a modern, more recent addition. However, it is a replica of the original bridge that would have stood there. Evidence of the original bridge were discovered when the replacement bridge was being built.
The buildings within the castles inner walls show signs of three different periods. The castle would have original been made of earth and timber, like so many other castles built at this time. It has since had two refurbishments which have resulted in the stone ruins you see today.
One of the most prominent features of Grosmont Castle is the chimney. The chimney would have been an addition made in the fourteenth century when the castle was remodelled into stone. Although you would imagine it to be for decoration purposes only, it would have served the fireplaces in the two upper chambers of the north block.