Scarborough Castle, Scarborough

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Once acting as a Roman signal station, Scarborough Castle endured attacks by the Scottish and numerous continental forces. What remains today are the foundations of the medieval fortress as well as buildings added to the site until the 16th century. Make the visitor's center your first stop to purchase a ticket to the ruins site and view a display of artifacts found on the grounds. The attraction's website announces seasonal events that take place at the castle. Peruse the calendar prior to your arrival so you don't miss out on a reenacted pirate attack or the castle ghost stories. Put Scarborough Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Scarborough trip app .
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  • Is there anything better than the view out across the North Sea from a headland? Only if it’s from Scarborough Castle! The walk up is steep - not for those with mobility issues, get a lift to the top!...  more »
  • This was our first visit to Scarborough Castle and we were not disappointed. On arrival we were given an audio guide and also offered the opportunity to have a guided tour with Ren. Ren was the perfec...  more »
  • Staying at the nearby Norbreck Hotel so it was a short (uphill) walk away. Worth a quick visit but not much there. Nice cake in the cafe.  more »
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  • Love Scarborough beach and beach front. There's a beautiful sandy beach which allows dogs from certain dates. If you walk right the way along the sea front you get to a bench with a massive metal man sculpture sat on the bench. He's a great addition! Perfect place for fish and chips, arcade games, stick of rock or famous ice cream. Brilliant for a throughly fun family day out.
  • A beautiful place to visit. The ground is rough I parts so can be difficult to walk over and wheelchairs may struggle. I recommend getting the audio tour guide from reception. The tea room is nice but a bit crampt. The food is lovely and there is a range you can purchase to take home too. The views of both Scarborough North Bay and South Bay are stunning with plenty of good places to take photographs. Allow a few hours to fully explore
  • First visit to the actual castle for us. Excellent views of Scarborough and coastline. The staff were friendly and gave excellent service both at the entrance and the master gunners cafe. Parked up on the approach, 2hr limit... Parking disc supplied by ticket office which helped tremendously. The castle has an amazing history, free audio guide supplied if requested. Best to visit on a dry day due to grassy areas.
  • Such an amazing site from up here! I totally recommend spending a day out here as you will get such a magnificent view and wow.... The walks up here are also just as good! If you don't want to spend money to get in, you can still have an amazing walk up the hill! I love this place so much and will definitely be going again because of the atmosphere! Such a prehistoric monument of wonder!
  • a great place to visit in scarborough, nice places to explore outside, great if the weather is good. plenty of information to read about the castle, nice friendly staff, definitely worth a visit. Great views from the top of the castle
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