Back to the Long Time Line, 1243-5
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1. The main barbican entrance to Scarborough Castle, with the double gates between its towers closed, as seen from the top of Castle Road.
2. The barbican bridge from below and southeast. Part of Henry III's gate tower rises between the arches of the two bridges, one of which has been filled in below with stone. Both were originally wooden drawbridges, with the gatehouse pier and towers between them.
3. The barbican bridges from the east, underneath the castle wall.
4. Closeup of the inner, walled-off barbican bridge arch, showing distinct types and ages of stone with evidence of a small door at some intermediate time period.
5. The keep, second ward, barbican bridge, and barbican walls viewed from the west. Strong horizontal strata in the headland cliffs can be seen at left.
6. The barbican from the east, looking down from the curtain wall. The two largest half-round towers flank the main gate. The walls are highest on the more accessible south side and simpler above the dirt and rock cliff down to the northern coastline. The way to the bridges and the rest of the castle leave from the right front.
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