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Review of Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle
Ranked #12 of 89 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 March 11, 2013

The young lady who sells the tickets and booklets (on duty on 10 March) is in a class of her own: superb.
The castle has been repeatedly knocked about but the site is magnificent.

Thank lucullus_11
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"english heritage"
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"audio tour"
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"wine tasting"
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"worth the climb"
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"civil war"
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"lots of history"
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"steeped in history"
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"views are amazing"
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"information boards"
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"guide book"
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"worth a visit"
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"steep walk"
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"tea room"
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"small cafe"
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"sunny day"
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"great place to visit"
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"the cliff"
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We belong to english heritage and tokk advantage of free entry to look round the castle - The views are totally amazing, it was still a bit cold (march) but well worth the visit.

Thank Cheryl E
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Interesting . There is a musuem ro look round. Was a cold day when we visited. Will definitely visit again when the warmer weather comes.

Thank Viv G
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We had a lovely walk around and enjoyed the museum and information boards. The views are fantastic and we braved the wind and rain to walk around the perimeter. Overall it was good value and very enjoyable.

Thank gwiazda99
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

This is a must for all visiting Scarborough and especially if you are a fan of history. We had a great tour round the castle and the views were truly tremendous!

Thank Terry P
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