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Scarborough Castle

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Fort of Scarborough Castle

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Scarborough Castle started life as an Iron Age Fort, was occupied by the Romans, became a Viking settlement and reached its heyday under Henry II!

Now it's waiting for you with its stunning location and panoramic views over the dramatic Yorkshire coastline: Scarborough castle will be the pinnacle of your visit to Scarborough! Come and see significant objects from its immense years of history, play on the grassy headland, and partake in a tea in the Master Gunner's house! Lovely!

Learn how it was fought over in the English Civil War and came under bombardment during the First World War! There's a rich and thrilling military history associated with this fortress so there's loads to learn and look at plus a great imaginative atmosphere for the smalls. The 16 race site includes a Roman Signal Station and it's also the only play in the area where you can see both the north and south bays of Scarborough simultaneously. Bring a camera!

Their complimentary audio tour gives you a fascinating insight into the castle's 2,500 year history, and The Master Gunner's House features fascinating exhibits.

Opening hours

Please see website for details



Castle Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 1HY,

Phone number

01723 37245


General Admission
Adults from £6.50
Kids (5-17) from £3.90
Concession from £5.90
Family from £16.90


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