Picture of the day – Scarborough Castle

As promised. Here is a picture of Scarborough Castle. At least part of it. This is the remains of the main keep. You can tell it would have been a very grand building in it’s day.

It is surrounded by the remains of the outer and inner walls. The outer wall completely surrounds the headland and would have been a pretty large castle.

There is the remains of a roman temple in the grounds too.

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Here is another picture, which I didn’t take.

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This one shows what the Keep could have looked like.


Picture of the Day – The View from Scarborough Castle.

On my recent trip to North Yorkshire we stopped in to visit Scarborough Castle.

No, I wasn’t visiting some noble friends, Scarborough Castle is a picturesque ruin no longer inhabited.

The views from the castle are pretty lovely. Scarborough castle is on a headland that sticks out to sea and have a bay either side of it. The town sprawls on either side too.

The headland was such a good defensive spot that it was used as a fort in Iron Age times, then there are remains of a Roman fort and temple, before they even built the castle that stands there today.

It was a lovely sunny day when we were there, but you can just see the mist rising from the sea (the locals call it ‘fret’) in this picture.

I hope you like this picture.