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“Classy Castle”
Review of Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle
Ranked #7 of 87 things to do in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Dont go on a windy day!!! Unless in a fur coat!! A lovely castle, plenty of space and great view off top!!

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Loved Scarborough Castle.I got engaged up in the tower overlooking all of Scarborough.It was my second visit.There's an audio tour to take,gift shop and cafe.It's a nice walk around the site and great views of Scarborough.Lovely to just sit on a bench,with your dog if you like,and just enjoy the wildlife and the quiet.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

...and I didn't even know Scarborough had a castle. This is well worth a visit and the audio tour made an interesting wander more informative.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

You have to pay to view the castle! I explained I've lives in Scarborough most of my life and they still wanted £4+ for entry!!

1  Thank Vinniee20
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Well worth a visit. The staff were very helpful; the free audio tour was exceptional and informative - such a pleasure as in other venues one has to pay for an audio tour. The cafe in the Master Gunner's Cottage was very clean and the food and drinks were excellent. The castle itself was very well worth visiting - so historic!

Thank Glyn_Johns
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