740 years later, I'm making the same trip that my 21st great grandfather (Edmund Crouchback) did to Grosmont Castle. He and his wife, Blanche of Artois, lived there until his death in 1296. His son (Henry) and granddaughter (Eleanor), both Plantagenets, lived there until the mid 1300's.
After arriving in the small town, the postmaster showed us the way to the Castle. In ruins, it still is an impressive structure. I took lots of photos, and bought a guidebook from the Postmaster.
The rest of the afternoon was consumed with the drive to Conwy, Wales. Settling into the Winacres B & B, we walked around a marina nearby, and had dinner at a seafood restaurant in the town.
Tomorrow, we're going to try to visit the three main castles built by my great (21 times) uncle, Edward I (Conwy, Caernarfon, and Beaumaris), built between 1274 and 1297.
Here is a link to the photos taken today: Wednesday, August 15th