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Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England
+44 1723 372451
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Great views from the castle grounds. Not much castle left!

As you would expect a steep uphill walk to the entrance. English Heritage overseen these days so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Graham B
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Raunds, United Kingdom
Beatiful views form the top

You need to be fit if you're going to take the trail to the walls!! lovely little play park at the... read more

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Sarah E
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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Scarborough Castle Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

As you would expect a steep uphill walk to the entrance. English Heritage overseen these days so lots of things to do for children, which is great because so much castle is missing. Lots of space inside the very high walls and the views are...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed yesterday

You need to be fit if you're going to take the trail to the walls!! lovely little play park at the top.

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are some great views of Scarborough from the castle, and I was pleased that dogs are allowed, we enjoyed a nice walk around the grounds admiring the views. I do think it is a bit expensive at £6.50 as we only spent around an...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was a nice walk around the castle and great workshops for the kids which we enjoyed watching. The staff were brilliant with them. The walk round was nice, not much left of the castle but it can't be helped. Limited information on the headsets, could...More

Thank Haynah
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Haynah 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 3 days ago

A lovely castle with fantastic facilities. Lovely clean toilets, activities timetable for the chn (and adults alike) My son loved the 'sword school' Great views all around.More

Thank cekirkham
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello cekirkham 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 4 days ago

The whole place can be covered in less than an hour, unless you want to stay some more! ts an awesome place. You just keep walking along vast grasslands. You can see grass on one side, and sea on the other. The place is perched...More

Thank Pradeep H
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Pradeep H 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 4 days ago

Great place to visit. Excellent children's activities run by young English Heritage staff who were thoroughly involved and enthusiastic (Sword School, Jousting on a Hobby Horse etc). Lovely cafe with very helpful and friendly staff.More

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello AbigailC1979 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'm pleased to read you enjoyed our hands on history event and you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love to spend a few hours here, especially on a sunny day. It's interesting to just roam around on your own but you can also join one of the regular guided tours to learn even more about the fascinating history of this castle. Nice...More

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello PRS-Mcr15 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 16 acre site is great to explore and learn about...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Standing high above the bays of Scarborough, this fortress still dominates the town. However you tour it, with guide book or audio player in hand you will travel through nearly 3000 years from the Bronze Age to the First World War. Facts and some good...More

Thank J B
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello J B 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 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely day out. We had a good look online for a lovely day out at a castle. My eldest (7 going on 17) loves them so we decided to come here - let's face it 5/5*s - you cannot really go wrong. Parking...More

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

Hello AlexChelleJessEmmy 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'm pleased you enjoyed our hands on history event. I agree the 16...More

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ALEXANDRA M
1 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
21 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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