Scarborough Castle

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +440-1723372451
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Ancient Ruin, Castle, Historical Site, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Fort

The Scarborough Castle has been a site for settlement since the Iron Age and, later on, some Anglo-Scandinavians squatted here once upon a time. A medieval royal rock fortress situated on a steep cliff, the Brits can’t shut up about it! the Castle is a monument of national importance for the English.

The site has seen phases of development and decline for roughly 3000 years. The edifice we see today dates back to middle of the twelfth century. Once guarded as a crucial fortress on the Yorkshire coastline, the castle has been in ruins since the English Civil War.

The enchanting castle grounds and pathways tell a story of a time gone by. Information boards around the place guide you about historically important facts and events. But you don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy this one (though it helps if you are!)– A lot of people come to Scarborough Castle for the astounding panoramic view of the North and South Bay. The castle grounds are a great picnic spot and on a nice sunny day, and anyone without a camera is going to feel very annoyed with themselves.

  • Climb fortress walls and get onto those viewing platforms to take in the breath taking view of the North Sea at one end and the town of Scarborough on the other.
  • The tourist centre at the castle offers a chance for you to view all present remains and artefacts.
  • Take a tour around the castle replete with interactive exhibitions.
  • The castle regularly hosts events on the English heritage with themes based on medieval monarchs, pirates, Robinhood and more.
  • Jousting competitions - Witness the sport of a different age.
  • The history of music – performers present different forms of music and later explain how one is distinct from the others and how music has evolved over time.
  • And who ever heard of an English castle without ghosts? Well, this one is known to have three.

  • It is a bit of a hike up to the castle and might prove to be strenuous if you are not it shape. Never fear! There is a taxi service that can drop you off at the castle.
  • The castle makes for an entirely open air walk and the area is windy even on the sunniest of days. So dress accordingly.
  • Pets are allowed in the castle grounds.
  • Audio guides are available for the visitors.
  • There is a small but lovely cafe facility available inside the castle best known for its cream tea.
  • You will find the place packed during peak seasons and school vacations. Carry snacks to avoid long queues at the castle cafe.
  • It is difficult to get around the castle for those in a wheelchair or with any form of mobility problems.
  • Visit the churchyard nearby where Anne Bronte is buried.
  • Discounts to families and overseas visitors are available on the Scarborough Castle website.

  • £ 5.0 per adult, £ 3.0 per child under 5 to 15 years.
  • Discounts are available online for families, overseas tourists etc.

  • The closing time varies with season, be sure to check on the website.
  • The castle remains closed on weekdays during winter months. Details for the same can be found on the website.

  • Buses: Sandside E-bound– 6, Newcastle Packet– 6, Newcastle Packet W-bound– 6, Foreshore Road SW bound.

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  • Restaurant 55
  • Harry Ramsdens
  • Tricolours Restaurant
  • The Albion,
  • Subway

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  • Scarborough Castle Address: Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England, United Kingdom
  • Scarborough Castle Contact Number: +440-1723372451
  • Scarborough Castle Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Scarborough Castle Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Scarborough Castle(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Scarborough Castle: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 62.96% of people who visit Scarborough include Scarborough Castle in their plan

  • 79.55% of people start their Scarborough Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Scarborough Castle

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Scarborough Castle

People normally club together Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary and Robin Hoods Bay And Fylingdales Museum while planning their visit to Scarborough Castle.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures