With its 3,000 year history, stunning location and panoramic views over the dramatic Yorkshire coastline, Scarborough Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in the North. It started life as an Iron Age Fort, was occupied by the Romans, became a Viking settlement and reached its heyday under Henry II.
This royal stronghold, built by successive medieval kings over two centuries has seen more than its fair share of conflict and sieges. Learn how it was fought over in the English Civil War and came under bombardment during the First World War. And to complete your family day out in North Yorkshire, enjoy a hearty tea in the Master Gunner’s House.
During severe weather please call the site to confirm opening - 01723 372451.
The Great War Bombardment
Sun 14 Dec
On 16th December 1914 the town of Scarborough was bombarded by German Naval ships. To mark 100 years since this attack on Scarborough join us for a closer look at the evidence which still remains.
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Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire - YO11 1HY
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