Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Scarborough Castle review

Scarborough Castle is a formidable sight and can be seen for miles around along the North Yorkshire coast. It is steeped in 3,000 years worth of history and the castle is maintained by English Heritage.

People first settled on this craggy headland back in the Iron Age, it was also once a Roman signal station and the site of a medieval chapel. In the 12th Century, the castle entered its heyday when it was developed by Henry II and King John. Most of the castle is now a ruin, this is mostly due to the action that it saw during some of England’s most defining battles.

The castle enjoys the most wonderful views to both the north and south of Scarborough. It is the only place in town where you can enjoy views of both sides of this seaside town. The castle sits on a 16-acre site and you can walk all the way around the walls with different parts to explore along the way. There is also a small exhibition with artefacts from the castle’s past.

The castle no longer has any section that is indoors apart from the Gunner’s house where the cafe, reception and exhibition are. There is a relatively large ruined section you can walk up but there is no roof. The castle also hosts some great events, throughout the year.

FAQ and Further Information Scarborough Castle

Is there food and drink available?

There is a small cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

Ruined castle by the sea on a large site which you can walk around, plus a small exhibition. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*free, or Mid-rangeu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *free, or Mid-range. free, to members of English Heritage. For non-members, an adult peak ticket costs £10.00, children 5-17 £5.90 and under 5s are free, . Off-peak tickets are cheaper.

Is there parking?

There is limited parking near the castle, you will probably have to park at one of the pay and display car parks in town.

When are they open?

Scarborough castle is open for most of the spring and summer, over summer and winter it is mostly only open at weekends. For up to date opening times and dates u003ca rel=u0022noreferrer noopeneru0022 href=u0022https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/scarborough-castle/prices-and-opening-times/u0022 target=u0022_blanku0022u003eplease follow this link.u003c/au003e

Dog friendly?

Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Are they accessible?

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Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle

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