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Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England
+44 1723 372451
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What a work out!

So we thought we would have a look at the Castle when we stayed in Scarborough. If you like... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2016
Chris S
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An interesting castle ruin !

This is perhaps one of the more interesting castle ruins that are around and it's in the heart of... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2016
Steve T
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Lytham St Anne's, 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 July 29, 2016 via mobile

So we thought we would have a look at the Castle when we stayed in Scarborough. If you like things like that then you'll enjoy it. There are people there to guide you and also free talking electronic guides for you to take round with...More

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Hello Chris S Thank you for leaving your review and visiting Scarborough Castle. With 3000 years of history, 16 acres of natural grassland and spectacular views the castle has something for everyone. The free audio guides and free guided tours really are great ways to...More

Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is perhaps one of the more interesting castle ruins that are around and it's in the heart of Scarborough - both iconic and a handy reference point / landmark. Worth a visit for all history lovers.More

Thank Steve T
Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Hello Steve T Thank you for leaving your review. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit to the castle! Scarborough Castle is truly iconic and should be a must see attraction when visiting Scarborough. I hope you can make it back to...More

Reviewed July 27, 2016

English heritage. We had an excellent guide to show us round at no extra cost. The castle has an interesting history and there were interactive demonstrations going on for children. A steep walk up to the castle but there were a few cars up at...More

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Hello IreneLysons, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to the castle and took advantage of the free guided tours. I couldn't recommend them enough, they really are great ways of...More

Reviewed July 27, 2016

I was unaware of Scarborough Castle's contribution in Yorkshire history, I left informed and educated, I appreciate English Heritage has to pay for upkeep etc. and did offer membership but it was a little pricey.More

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Hello marcuwatson736 Thank you for leaving your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the castle and left understanding Scarborough's impact to the countries history. Our guide books, free audio guides and free guided tours are the best tools available to understand...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

It was a great place for the kids to learn about what happen to the castle. My kids enjoyed walking round. It is a big area to cover. The wine tasting at the end was good and the jam tasting the kids enjoyed. We had...More

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am so pleased to see that you and your family enjoyed your visit to Scarborough Castle. The 16 acre site is a great place for the kids to explore and I think that taking...More

Reviewed July 27, 2016

The castle is situated high up on the hill overlooking both sides of the bay. Little pricey but on a sunny day with a picknick its quite easy to relax for a few hours on the grass. lovely viewsMore

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Hello Paul W Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. A picnic on our 16 acre headland is a great way to get away from the busy town. With people having had their lunch on site for 3000 years you will be...More

Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

very interesting hope you have a head for heights because the spectacular views from the battlements alone are worth the entry fee. if its sunny and you took a picnic it could easily be a 3-4 hour visit.More

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Hello marc b Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I couldn't agree with you more when it comes to our spectacular views. It is an amazing setting for the sites 3000 years of history. On a future visit if you wanted...More

Reviewed July 27, 2016

Lots of activity, well used even without the sunshine. Can watch the surf boarders in the evening or when the suns out familys flock to the golden sands

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Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

After walking around trying to find our bearings, we decided to pop into the castle. We got there about an hour before closing time, but this was all you really needed. Lovely tea room, great service.More

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Hello Meg H Thank you for leaving your review. I am happy to see you included a visit to the castle when you came to Scarborough. With 3000 years of history and 16 acres to explore a future visit could see you spending even more...More

Reviewed July 26, 2016

this is a really intresting place to visit as it has so much history behind it you could be there hours and not realise it as it has lots of nooks and cranies to exploerMore

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Hello Margaret O Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I am happy to see you enjoyed exploring the Castle. With 3000 years of history and 16 acres of history it is a really special place. I hope you can make it...More

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Jane M
What are summer opening hours?
February 21, 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
Nothing thank you. Have visited the castle many times from a young age as I have relations in Scarborough. My auntie married into an old Scarborough family and my uncle had a cousin who was keeper of the castle for many years. Always spectacular views.
July 16, 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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whitbylovers
Hello I have been trying to search google to see if you can actually walk to the castle from Scarborough town centre, think you can but states to be careful as no proper roads, how did you find it and how/where do you start from please. Can't believe we never been here but we on a mission to do it this Easter. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks
March 22, 2016|
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Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
Hi my advice would be to use google maps as this will give you the best route to use when walking and I would also advice on a good pair of walking shoes as it is quite hilly.
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