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a Castle in the town of Scarborough, in the county of North Yorkshire

About Scarborough Castle

The spot on which the ruins of Scarborough's once protective fortress stands has been quite possibly the scene of occupation since the Bronze Age, for it stands on a natural defensive headland.

Remains which are visible date from the 12th-century when the castle was begun under William le Gros, Count of Aumale, these include parts of the present curtain walls, but the top of the keep has been long gone. The castle was a strategic Northern base, with many monarchs making alterations and additions over several centuries. The 14th-century saw the completion of the barbican, this was added to ensure stronger protection, with its massive twin semi-circular gateway the barbican guarded the main body of the castle.

In its long history the castle has sustained damage from two quite different wars, one being the English Civil War when it was attacked by Parliamentarian cannon-fire, and the second time was in the 20th-century when further damage was caused by German cruisers during the Second World War when it was used as a secret listening post.

Today, these romantic ruins are strongly evocative of a time when mighty castles dominated the coastal waters of England. In its perch 300 feet above the sea, the castle overlooks Scarborough Bay and the often turbulent seas that lash the north Yorkshire coast. There are specially constructed viewing platforms from which you get dramatic coast and sea views, and there are impressive views of the town itself

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