Flamborough Castle
Flamborough Castle
The remains of Flamborough Castle stand off Tower Street, immediately west of the village war memorial, on the northwest side of the main Bridlington to Flamborough road in the centre of the village. The name 'castle' may be somewhat misleading; Flamborough Castle was a fortified manor house, built by the powerful Constable family in 1351.
The founder was Marmaduke Constable, who received a licence to crenellate from the king. The original defences included a rampart wall of clay; this was later strengthened with a chalk curtain wall. Of these outer defences only the outlines remain, traceable as bumps on the field. At the centre of the defences stood a pele tower built of chalk. The tower still stands to first floor level on three sides, and is the only real visible reminder of the castle. There is no public access to the ruins, but it is very easy to view the tower from the road, by the war memorial.