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“Really good day out”
Review of Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle
Ranked #5 of 85 things to do in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Really good day out”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Really worth the long walk up cracking views and plenty to see. Kids will love it. Nice cafe to have a drink and snack

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“Great Castle...just how a castle should look!”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Great morning out; lovely views and the free audio guide very informative. Nice place to wander around and take in the history of this beautiful castle :)

Visited April 2012
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“Great staff”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Friendly, helpful staff. Tea rooms very yummy. Spectacular views. Lots of stuff for kids too

Visited April 2012
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Doncaster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Old Scarborough”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

English Heritage, but using the audio tour, brings the castle back to life, don't miss it!

Visited April 2012
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“rubble! but great veiws.”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

it was good we had a cream tea in the gunners house where a lady plied us with tasting wine! she was very friendly and bubbly! had a giggle! great views very beautiful

Visited April 2012
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