A motte was erected in the early 12th century on a hill overlooking the river. In the middle of the 12th century a stone wall was built on the north side of the motte and this was extended to the south side with four towers in around 1323. The shell keep dates from the early 13th century. The castle was damaged during the Civil War.
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|On the A170, 15 miles south west of Scarborough|
|Castlegate, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AX|