With its 2,500 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 37245.
Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun 2013 (bank holiday)
Hidden around the castle walls are the trail marker clues for our Pirate Trail. Especially suitable for young visitors.
Sat 20 & Sun 21 Jul 2013
Join Inner State Theatre as we take a humorous look at the hysterical side of History. This weekend it's the 'Viking Invaders'. A comic retelling of the entire history of the Viking nation with Eric and Hilda to guide you. Fun for all the family.
Medieval Castle Life - Family Fun Trail
Mon 22 - Fri 26 Jul 2013
Seek out the colourful trail markers of all the different people that would live and work in a medieval castle. A fun trail for all the family.
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Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire - YO11 1HY
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