Skipsea Castle (Yorkshire Reviews
Newest Review: ... but its only a short walk and the footpath is nice and flat. The first thing that you'll notice about Skipsea Castle is that there is no castle, not even a small ruin or a pile of stones. There's a couple of information placards showing an artist's impression of what the castle once looked like, but other than that things are left pretty much to your own imagination. In fact even when you reach the foot of the mound you'll see that all that now remains of the structure are the earthworks. Yet historians tell us that this was once one of the finest and most important castles in the region. Built shortly after the Norman Conquest in the fi... more
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by - written on 21/01/12 (Very useful, 59 readings)
The landscape of the East Yorkshire coast is quite dramatic in many places, characterised by its sheer limestone cliffs, which centuries of coastal erosion have left numerous building precariously close to the edge of, but just a few metres inland from those cliffs the ground is very flat, fertile and green. At just 11 metres high the round grassy mound of earth on which Skipsea Castle once stood is actually one of the highest points above sea level and thus can be seen from many miles afar. Skipsea Castle can be found about 8 miles south of Bridlington, where it is accessed via the B1242 minor road from Skipsea village. The castle can only be reached via a ... Read the complete review
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