I have come to the concision that this is as close, that I’m going to get to Scarborough Castle for a while, the reason, is that by the time we arrive it is always later afternoon, early evening, as you can tell by theses photos. We stop on our way through for fish and chips, with a short walk along the sea front. I actually like the views you get of the castle as you come along the bay, and then from the harbour side. It must have been one huge castle and hopefully one day I will visit, but for now these glimpses will have to make do.
A little history for you…..the castle was built in the reign of King Stephen, by William le Gros; Earl of Albemarle and Holderness. Fortifications for a wooden castle were built in the 1130s, but the present stone castle dates from the 1150s. Site of the castle, encompassing the Iron Age settlement, Roman signal station, an Anglo-Scandinavian settlement and chapel, the 12th-century enclosure castle and 18th-century battery are now cared by English Heritage. The castle has been in ruins since the sieges of the English Civil War, but there seems a lot to explore……so we might just arrive earlier on our next visit.