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Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England
+44 1723 372451
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Great castle

It's worth going here for the view of the front. It makes Scarborough look spectacular and is well... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Katherine G
A must to see.

A treat to walk around the castle with stunning views all round..On the way up to the castle you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sandra S
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BLUE BADGE PARKING ONLY IS AVAILABLE. OTHER PARKING PLEASE USE LOCAL PAY & DISPLAY. Head through the imposing gatehouse and step into 3,000 years of history. Explore the castle headland with one of our experienced guides for FREE or embark on your own journey through history with one of our audio tours and gain a fascinating insight into its past, from Iron Age settlements, to the Roman signal station and medieval chapel. The castle's heyday was in the 12th century when it was developed by Henry II and King John. This mighty castle has seen action in some of England's most defining battles. It was twice besieged by Parliamentarians in the Civil War, and has defended king and country from the Jacobites, Napoleon and the German Kaiser, when it came under bombardment during the First World War.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Scarborough Castle Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

It's worth going here for the view of the front. It makes Scarborough look spectacular and is well preserved.

Thank Katherine G
Reviewed yesterday

A treat to walk around the castle with stunning views all round..On the way up to the castle you will pass a church which as the grave of ANNE BRONTE. Pop in its a well trodden path to Bronte lovers ..

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely castle we were members so used our cards situated on the hill above Scarborough the day we visited it was very windy nearly got blown into the sea lol but it did not hamper our enjoyment free audio guide which was very good great...More

Thank sarah s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked up to the castle from the north beach after parking by Peasholm park. It was a longish walk and a steep hill to climb, but well worth it. We enjoyed a nice snack and hot drink in the cafe. The audio tour was...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's impossible to miss Scarborough Castle, perched high on the Coastal headland which dominates the town and with stunning views over both the North and South bays. However, there's no parking on site and if you use the council controlled car park on the shoreline...More

Thank Philip S
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Philip S Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It’s shame you thought the entry fee was expensive which for a family ticket was £16.90. It is very rare to find anything cheaper than £20 anywhere locally for family tickets with...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Despite dire warnings about parking, we boldly drove right up to the castle gates and were VERY lucky to get a parking place there and it was free! Great views, nice long walk (weren't some of these castles huge) and nice shop.More

Thank BrianElliott1
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello BrianElliott1 Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit to Scarborough Castle and what the site has to offer. We also offer a guide book, audio guide and guided tour when available...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Stunning views across the bay and a good walk while listening to the excellent commentary available telling the history etc. Keep just a ruin but good coffee shop worth a couple of hours!More

Thank Brian D
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Brian D Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit to Scarborough Castle and what the site has to offer. I agree the views are amazing and the 16 acre site is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brilliant views of the town from different angles at this castle. The audio guide is helpful and not too long to become boring. Unfortunately the day we visited it was very windy, the headland is exposed to the elements! but it added to the experience...More

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello DustySomerset Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit to Scarborough Castle and what the site has to offer. I agree the views are amazing and the 16 acre site is great...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Information from free hand-held sets enhances visit. Spectacular views over Scarborough town and both bays. The amount of land within the castle grounds quite amazing.More

Thank 22Gus
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello 22Gus Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit to Scarborough Castle and what the site has to offer. We also offer a guide book and guided tour when available which can...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited here today. We had an enjoyable stroll around for an hour. It was very windy so the Keep area was out of bounds, but the views of both bays were lovely. The cafe was ok, £2.50 for a latte which...More

Thank suziemyers
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello suziemyers Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit to Scarborough Castle and what the site has to offer. I agree the views are amazing and the 16 acre site is great...More

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ALEXANDRA M
2 July 2017|
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Response from Scarborough C | Property representative |
hello - yes dogs are very welcome. they must stay on leads but its a 16 acre site so plenty of room for a good walk. open 10am - 6pm
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Jane M
22 February 2017|
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Response from Scarborough C | Property representative |
Hi Jane M. From March 1st until April 2nd we are open Wednesdays - Sundays 10.am - 4pm From April 3rd until 30th September we are open 10am until 6pm from October 1st until 31st we open 10am - 5pm November - February... More
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Paulsufc
16 July 2016|
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Response from neesy-ben | Reviewed this property |
i agree with you about the wonderful views, and its much nicer seeing the castle up close, theres much more to it. tripadvisor just messaged me that someone had a question, so i thought i'd see if i could help.
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