In the huge outer bailey are the remains of a Roman signal station, two chapels, a medieval hall and Mosdale Hall built by King John, reconstructed as a barracks in the 18th century and bombarded by German battle cruisers in 1914. Though ruins are what are left of Scarborough Castle, its great strength is evident, and the surviving section of Henry II's great Keep is a reminder of the unsettled times and changing fortunes that most of these fortresses endured.
There may not be may buildings to wander through but in a historical perspective, it is a rich site. It's not that difficult to imagine Roman soldiers, Saxon monks, and Vikings living and working on the grounds.
A new day took us to the city of York.