Scarborough Castle

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • Keeping you Safe

    We’re still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’ll be carrying out extra cleaning, using screens and wearing face coverings, and making hand sanitiser available for everyone to use.

    You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms, tested positive, or have been asked to self-isolate.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe by clicking below.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    You don’t have to wear a face covering when you visit, but we do encourage you to bring one with you. There’s a great range of face coverings available on our online shop.

Guidebook: Scarborough Castle

Price: £4

 Scarborough Castle Timeline

1000-1 BCSeparate Settlements

Excavations suggest two distinct periods of habitation in about 800 BC and 500 BC.

4th-5th Centuries ADFirst Tower

A fortified tower is erected on the headland. It was probably one of many signal stations built on England's north-eastern coast by the Romans.

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