The 11th century motte is still 20 foot high and surrounded by a deep ditch. In the 14th century a stone shell keep was constructed on it but only a few fallen stones remain. Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned and then executed here in 1587. The castle was demolished in 1645.

Photos Gregg Archer
Fotheringhay is 10 miles south west of Peterborough, off the A605