Back to the Involvement of Scarborough Castle with John I
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1. The curtain wall that caps and defends the southwest side of the castle headland, as seen from Scarborough town harbor. Half-round towers of several sizes and designs project outward every hundred feet or so. The brick-covered section is the outside of the King's Chambers, converted to a brick barracks building in 1745.
2. Looking up at the curtain wall from the defensive dykes below the slope (now tree-covered).
3. The curtain wall viewed from below.
4. The western corner of the curtain wall that encloses the inner bailey, looking up from the level of the dykes.
5. Looking north along the top of the inner bailey curtain wall. A signal beacon tops the highest portion, and the north bay is visible in the distance.
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