Scarborough Castle Headland Location

scarborough castle night

scarborough castle night

 

Scarborough Castle Headland Location

Scarborough castle’s location takes advantage of a naturally defensive site on a headland with steep cliffs, 300 feet (91 m) high, on three seaward sides.

The promontory is joined to the mainland by an isthmus, where a ditch or moat was cut.  The Scarborough Marine Drive now goes around the seaward sides of the headland.

Castle by the sea and north bay

Castle by the sea and north bay

Good views of Filey and Flamborough Head can be seen on the seaward side of the castle headland.