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Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England
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It's not the 1960s

We were lucky when we used to holiday in Scarborough as kids and run around the castle and have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tina S
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Audio guides a must. Outstanding views, good value, 2 hours needed and well spent. Would recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annie F
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BLUE BADGE PARKING ONLY IS AVAILABLE. OTHER PARKING PLEASE USE LOCAL PAY & DISPLAY. Head through the imposing gatehouse and step into 3,000 years of history. Explore the castle headland with one of our experienced guides for FREE or embark on your own journey through history with one of our audio tours and gain a fascinating insight into its past, from Iron Age settlements, to the Roman signal station and medieval chapel. The castle's heyday was in the 12th century when it was developed by Henry II and King John. This mighty castle has seen action in some of England's most defining battles. It was twice besieged by Parliamentarians in the Civil War, and has defended king and country from the Jacobites, Napoleon and the German Kaiser, when it came under bombardment during the First World War.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“english heritage” (173 reviews)
“audio tour” (104 reviews)
“wine tasting” (32 reviews)
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Scarborough Castle Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky when we used to holiday in Scarborough as kids and run around the castle and have a picnic up there to take in the fantastic views but times have changed and these things need preserving and it costs. The history and the...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Audio guides a must. Outstanding views, good value, 2 hours needed and well spent. Would recommend to Scarborough visitors.

Thank Annie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As children we regularly visited or holidayed in Scarborough and I thought I was well acquainted with the castle. It was lovely to revisit as part of a short break recently and to realise there was more to the castle than I'd remembered! For the...More

Thank CatherineD270
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe the money they want from you. They say it is in order to maintain the site but any repairs or maintenance I could see stood out and took no effort to be in keeping with the original materials. Left feeling robbed.More

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Scarborough C, Manager at Scarborough Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Arron H Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It’s shame you thought the entry fee was expensive which for a family ticket was £16.90. It is very rare to find anything cheaper than £20 anywhere locally for family tickets with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic views, audio offered, tea room and chance to buy local wine and drink, took a taxi to the castle and then went to the beach.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out standing views on natural beauty looking over both of Scarboroughs bays. The heading that the castle sits on has had human interaction for over 3000 years way before the castle. There has been a major historical links to Romans vikings saxons and of cause...More

Thank eenkir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

+ Beautiful castle, great view over the city and the sea. - Would not go close to their closing time as entrance fees aren't that cheap.

Thank yeonsu0326
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spotted the castle while exploring the area. Pricey to get in but well worth it. Lovely walk with lots to admirer and many a good view. Good coffee at the coffee shop. We would recommend getting the FREE audio tour. We didn't but feel...More

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attend here with a national trust annual pass as it's a great place for the kids. It really is what you make it. You could be in and out in 30 minutes or spend most of the day. The views will make a visit...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Castle is a very special place to us,lovely to walk around on a clear sunny day,but still amazing on a wind swept day

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ALEXANDRA M
1 July 2017|
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Response from Scarborough C | Property representative |
hello - yes dogs are very welcome. they must stay on leads but its a 16 acre site so plenty of room for a good walk. open 10am - 6pm
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Jane M
21 February 2017|
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Response from Scarborough C | Property representative |
Hi Jane M. From March 1st until April 2nd we are open Wednesdays - Sundays 10.am - 4pm From April 3rd until 30th September we are open 10am until 6pm from October 1st until 31st we open 10am - 5pm November - February... More
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Paulsufc
16 July 2016|
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Response from neesy-ben | Reviewed this property |
i agree with you about the wonderful views, and its much nicer seeing the castle up close, theres much more to it. tripadvisor just messaged me that someone had a question, so i thought i'd see if i could help.
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