Five Facts Thursday - Five facets about Scarborough Castle #5ft #Scarborough #Castle #takenasthere
Scarborough Castle straddles a 300 ft high headland that splits the Yorkshire town of Scarborough in two. One bay houses the funfair, harbour and spa, the other a heritage railway and Peasholm park – once voted one of Europe’s favorite parks.
Built by Henry ll in the twelfth century, the castle stands on the site where the Roman invaders built a signal station.
King John of Robin Hood fame spent £200 on the castle. That was more he spent on any other castle. He had his own apartments built in the grounds.
King John 2nd wife – Isabella - was 20 years younger than him. He took his teenage bride to Scarborough Castle and spent his time closeted in her bedchamber.
Today, Scarborough Castle still belongs to the crown, but English heritage manage it. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/scarborough-castle/
Despite living in Bridlington - 19 miles along the coast from Scarborough, it's my all time favourite town. The castle has fascinated me forever. So much so, it features in a couple of my romances. In One Knight Stand, I called it Whitborough. In Claimed as Theirs it's a restored post apocolytic building peopled with evil vampires.
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