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Scarborough Castle

Address: Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England
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Ranked #7 of 80 things to do in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

visited with my wife and son,,great day the view from the castle is fantastic i,ll definately go again

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

great piece of history, although not open so early in the year. parking is difficult. but amazing views from this height

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A traditional castle, just great for children! If you want to make an outing of it then walk up form the town, and you'll realise what an effort it would have been to take the castle from the defenders back in the Middle Ages! You need to be quite energetic to make the most of the site. There are great... More 

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115 reviews 115 reviews
18 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were there on a beautifully sunny winter's day. We decided to take the tour with Elliott the tour Guide, we were so glad we did. He brought the castle and the history of the castle to life for us. Although I have visited Scarborough for about 40 years this was my first trip up to the castle, we will... More 

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Epworth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Always make a point of going to a castle when we go away, if there is one to visit. This one did not disappoint. £5.00 entry fee well worth it. I really like the audio tours English Heritage provide. The site gives great views of South and North Bay. Would be great for a picnic on a warm sunny day.... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

An amazing part of British history! Stunning views all around the castle, with free guided tours giving the history of Scarborough Castle. Worth a visit just for the view, even if you have no interest in history

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Irby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Cannot rate this highly enough. Marvellous guides, very informative and fun, amazing meed and hot chocolate and fantastic views.

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Senior Contributor
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3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited here with my partner and 7 year old, we had a child's audio tour and adult ones for the grown ups. My daughter loved it, and also the quiz to complete, so she was happy and occupied. Had a coffee in the cafe. Did wine tasting in the shop! Enjoyed it so much that we decided to become members... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Take a breath of fresh air at the castle and enjoy the history and the view. Lovely. Visit the church next to it. Very interesting

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Not satisfied with seeing it from a distance we decided to go straight to the top. Great exercise and a must for anyone that doesn't suffer from vertigo. For those not so keen on the walking it looks just as satisfying from the bottom

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