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Grosnez Castle, St. Ouen

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Grosnez Castle is a ruined 14th-century castle in Saint Ouen, situated in Grosnez in the north-west corner of the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Philippe de Carteret held it against the French when they held half of Jersey between 1461 and 1467, but it has been a ruin since the mid-16th century,Today, the ruins are open to the public. Furthermore, there are concrete steps that lead from the rear of Grosnez Castle to a small automated signal station; the station platform affords scenic views.NameThe name comes from the old Norse words for "grey headland" - grar nes - an accurate description of the site when seen from the sea. In time the spelling evolved to resemble the French for big nose. A nearby headland to the west has a similar name, Rouge Nez.
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  • Great views and you can clearly see the other Channel Islands but it is a little out of the way. It's worth stopping if you are driving around the island on a sunny day. 
  • The view and walk to Gronez is very scenic and you see all of the Channel Islands on a clear day! The French coast is in view too! Gronez is perfect for peace and tranquility! 
  • We made a short stop here on our travels around the island. It was worth the visit just for the breathtaking sea views and also to learn about one of the oldest historical ruins still in existence in ...  read more »
  • Not much left of the castle now however you can still see how it over stood. Amazing views and lovely walks
  • See absolutely no difficulty to find, and the surroundings are beautiful!
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