I've never been to Scarborough Castle - but it's on my castles-to-visit list - right at the top! The castle has a massive, stone keep, built by Henry II between 1159 - 1169. His grandson Henry III built the barbican gate tower. The castle was surrounded by cliffs and the sea on three sides, and on the fourth, was a massive double ditch which could only have been reached by a great bridge. Scarborough Castle was indeed an impressive fortified castle. Here are some photos of what is left of the castle today.
|The impressive stone keep|
|The Gate House|
Scarborough Castle seemed ideal to withstand a siege. In my next post, I'll look at what went wrong.