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Scarborough Castle

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Address: Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England
Phone Number: +44 1723 372451
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Head through the imposing gatehouse and step into 3,000 years of history....

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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steeped in history.

this castle offers some amazing views of Scarborough.lots of information on it s history.good to visit at anytime.helpful staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this castle offers some amazing views of Scarborough.lots of information on it s history.good to visit at anytime.helpful staff.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's very blustery and raining but had a great time, great views. Staff in the cafe and shop very friendly.

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England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to visit with full of history and also it can be relaxing. Fantastic for photos and couples..

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Thank Franky W
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this review

Hello Franky W Many Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to read that you feel it is a great place to visit, we certainly think so! Its amazing how no matter how busy it gets up here, it is always a quiet and relaxing place to be. Quite a refreshing change if youve had... More 

Kidsgrove
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning castle weather up close or admiring from afar a must see for anyone weather a family or a couple

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this review

Hello 994kirstyb Many Thanks for your review. To say this Castle is 859 years old and there is only half of it left, its increadlbe just how much dominance and presence it still has over the surrounding landscape. Wherever you look, the iconic image of the caslte is all around you and is a symbol of Scarborough itself. It reminds... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for a short walk and some sightseeing. Took longer than anticipated as the place was spectacular. It was unbelievably windy but worth the effort. A warm cosy teahouse near the top and great sociable people. Atmosphere is brilliant.

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Thank TjWhite86
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this review

Hello TjWhite86! Thank you so much for your lovely words. Im really pleased to learn you enjoyed your time up here. You even got a taste of our slight North Sea breeze!! Thankfully it dosnt cause too many problems with the monument, but we always have to be very mindfiul and extra vigilant during stormy weather. Keeping this amazing piece... More 

staffordshire
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we have been to Scarborough ive meant to visit the castle so we finally did last august on my birthday.. It was a hot day and we had a bit of luck with parking as a traffic warden gave us a tourist parking type meter and we parked by the big church. Not a lot left of the... More 

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Thank ginantonic
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this review

Hi ginantonic! Thank you so very much for your review. Its amazing how many people have been to Scarborough but never ventured up to the castle. I am so pleased that you have had to oppotunity to and enjoyed your visit. I am pleased to hear the local traffic warden was accomodationg too - he must of known it was... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy the views and history in wide open spaces complimented by friendly and helpful stay. Thank you to Chloe for her knowledge and friendliness

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this review

Hello audreyandchris2016 Many thanks for your lovely review - Im pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. I am very lucky to have the staff that I do, they are all wonderful people, with a real passion for what they do. I will ensure Chloe sees your kind words, she will be very happy. I do hope you return again... More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Away from the hustle and bustle of the town and beaches, you can spend a peaceful couple of hours walking round this historical castle listening to an audio guide explaining its past and then finish off with a coffee and cake at the lovely cafe whilst admiring the stunning views!

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Thank Colin L
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this review

Hello Colin L Many thanks for your wonderful review! I think you should come and work with our marketing team - I couldnt of described a visit any better myself! Im so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Our shop is currenty undergoing a re-fit and with some bigger events planned for this summer, I hope you will visit... More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Scarborough Castle has lots of history in it's still standing walls. On a sunny day I would say is definitely the place to go for a day out. There is a canteen where you can get both hot and cold food, but I would recommend taking a picnic and sitting outside on the huge grassy area. There are lots... More 

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this review

Hello MissRBunny Many Thanks for your glowing review. It sounds like you have been on more than one occasion and enjoyed the 16 acre site which I agree, is perfect for a picnic on a sunny day. We have some amazing events planned again for this year including Clash of Knights, Scarborough under Siege and a Medieval life and times... More 

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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle has a lot of history dating back to before the Romans and the tour guides know their stuff.the views from walls are great. You can also buy presents including Mead which is well worth the visit.

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Thank Roy H
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this review

Hello Roy H Many thanks for your lovely review. Im pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit up here learning all about the 3000 years of history we have to offer. As a team we are all very passionate about this site and my guides in particular love sharing its history with visitors. With 16 acres to get around, Its... More 

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