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Sir Walter Scott embellished the ancient origins of Conisbrough Castle, one of South Yorkshire’s most notable landmarks, in his novel Ivanhoe.
In a letter to a friend in 1811, Scott recalled the glimpses of the castle he had seen whilst heading north from Doncaster:
“I once flew past it in the mail coach, when its round towers and flying buttresses had a most romantic effect in the morning dawn.”
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