Scarborough Castle (North Yorkshire) Reviews
Newest Review: ... who took Scarborough and kept it, naming it after the former, Scarthi's Burh. Scar = Scarthi and borough = burh (settlement). Much has been written about the existence or not of Scarthy, and it is now widely believed by scholars that he didn't exist, though English Heritage still have stories about this man and state that it was he who named Scarborough, and what the hell, its a good tale. It was to t his settlement that Harold Hadrada sailed and landed his troops, after doing the usual ravaging of the East Coast, before meeting, and being defeated by,... more
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by - written on 23/11/00, updated on 23/11/00 (Very useful, 213 readings)
Going to the castle might not be on the top of your "to do" list when you visit Scarborough, but then, if you know Scarborough, that list won't be too long and I suggest that you add it straight away. Scarborough Castle is an English Heritage site, and the most prominent structure in Scarborough, if not the whole of the Yorkshire Coast. It stands on Castle Hill, a promontory surrounded by steep cliffs with only a narrow stretch of land connecting it to the mainland. Due to this great natural defense (location, location, location), Castle Hill has had settlements on it since the late Bronze/ early Iron Age (around 2,500 years ago). Another ... Read the complete review
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