Built in 1825 it was always intended to resemble a tumbledown gatehouse, and had small lodges inset on either side of the gateway. These have now been converted to holiday lets, and it certainly made somewhere different to stay.
We were also treated to an unexpected snowfall (about 5-8 cms) overnight. Which did make visiting the local beaches even more bracing than usual, but also added to the overall sense of 'folly'.
This is Scarborough, with ruined castle on headland. Just one of many beaches, Whitby, Filey, Bridlington and Hornsea amongst them, that we visited.