History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The castle was slighted during the Wars of the Roses, but was rebuilt in 1559. It was once more damaged during the Civil War, but this time it did not recover and lapsed into ruin.
The rear of the castle is set into a rock cliff, so that the rear entry leads directly onto the upper floor. The most striking part of the remains is the corner turret, which still stands to its full height and is still roofed.
About Spofforth Castle
Address: Spofforth, Yorkshire, England
Attraction Type: Castle
Website: Spofforth Castle
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Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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