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 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 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 2,500 year history

Events At Scarborough Castle

  • Clash of Knights

    Sat 24 - Spring Bank Holiday Mon 26 May 2014

    Medieval combat just got personal. Chain-mailed and adrenalin-fuelled, massed ranks of knights meet head-on. Feel the heat of the battle as they fight with shield and club in this genuine contest of skill and strength.

Prices and opening times

directions

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

Membership

For just £39 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.

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