Places to Visit

Scott’s life and stories have a rich association with many places across Scotland and further afield. Explore some of those sites on our interactive map.


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Conisbrough Castle

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.”

Photograph  ©English Heritage 

Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster DN12 3BU