Scarborough Castle Entrance by fishers

Scarborough Castle Entrance

Scarborough castle is on a very good defensive site, with steep coastal cliffs on three sides, and a narrow neck of land to the west giving access. It's defensive site can be seen here - https://365project.org/fishers/365/2019-07-20

One might expect good views from the castle, but many are obstructed by the curtain wall, particularly on the south-western side, facing the old town area. To overcome this, English Heritage have had a wooden tower built which gives excellent views of the surroundings, if you have the energy to climb all the steps!.

This shot, taken from this tower, shows the view over the entrance and its defences. The well defended entrance can be seen in the lower part of the shot. At the top of the shot, and slightly further away are more recent buildings which continue the theme of battlements.

The building on the right is holiday accommodation with the name 'Castle by the Sea'. The building on the left is (I think) still a private house with the name 'The Towers'.

This is just one of many interesting views from the wooden tower. There is a glimpse of the sea in the North Bay on the right of this shot.

Ian
Fabulous capture
October 18th, 2021  
Beautiful shot
October 18th, 2021  
Wow!
October 18th, 2021  
What a lovely shot including so much of the castle walls.
October 18th, 2021  
magnificent view!
Glad to see that the buildings surrounding the castle have kept the theme and architecture in line with the castle.
The view is spectacular. Thank you for climbing all those steps for this capture. well done
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October 18th, 2021  
Super angle capture
October 18th, 2021  
lovely take
October 18th, 2021  
A wonderful outing. how much was there to climb.
October 18th, 2021  
Great bird eye view on this beautiful castle complex. Fav.
October 18th, 2021  
A lovely detailed view of this impressive castle, fav.
October 19th, 2021  
Very impressive castle.
October 19th, 2021  
That’s a very nice looking castle
October 19th, 2021  
an impressive looking place!
October 19th, 2021  
Beautiful shot. I like how the close buildings have kept to the theme of the castle and seem to be part of it.
October 19th, 2021  
@denful @bkbinthecity @monicac @busylady @ninaganci @craftymeg @pdulis @bruni @pyrrhula @pattyblue @yoland @kjarn @pusspup @sangwann

Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

The viewing tower is a wonderful addition to the castle, with it's excellent views over north and south bay, and over the town itself and towards the hills of the North York Moors.

Ian
October 19th, 2021  
Stunning place
October 27th, 2021  
@vesna0210

Thank you Vesna. Scarborough has lots of spectacular views!

Ian
November 1st, 2021  
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