Scarborough Castle

  • Fun family adventures
Be the King or Queen of Scarborough Castle Breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Coast Fun family adventures Scarborough Castle

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.

Don't Miss

  • Fantastic views of the Yorkshire Coast and the expansive castle grounds
  • The exhibition and tea room in the Master Gunner's House
  • Live action events throughout the summer
  • The audio tour, which gives a fascinating insight into the castle's 3,000 year history

Events At Scarborough Castle

  • Easter Adventure Quest

    Fri 03 - Mon 06 Apr 2015

    It's time to get clue-cracking. Find characters from the past to help you solve the challenge and seek out your chocolate reward.

  • How to be a Knight

    Sat 23 - Sun 31 May 2015

    Calling all junior knights! Join our trio of medieval sword masters and get to grips with a range of swords in our academy for budding knights.

Prices and opening times


Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire - YO11 1HY (Directions)


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