The Castle Mound is all that remains of Fotheringhay Castle, scene of two dramatic events in English history. Richard III was born here in 1452, and Mary Queen of Scots was executed in 1587. When Mary's son became James I of England, he ordered the castle to be demolished.
St. Mary and All Saints Church, dating from the 15th century, is unusually stately. It has an outstanding lantern tower reminiscent of Ely Cathedral, which can be seen for miles around.
Fotheringhay was the name of a folk rock group founded by Sandy Denny after she left Fairport Convention.