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Scarborough Castle

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great place to visit

This is a great visitor attraction. The castle has the history that you would expect from a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
Lovely views and interesting history

Going in winter there is free council parking and this is only open on the weekends. I'm glad I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Scarborough Castle Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY, England
+44 1723 372451
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not good value for money. Audio guides not suitable for children, museum was shabby & info boards were basic. Childen couldn't even see into display cabinets. Little historical info around the site so very confusing. Could be so much better.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great visitor attraction. The castle has the history that you would expect from a building of this period plus the extra interest of the remains of a Roman signal station on site. The café is lovely, and very welcome on a cold...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Going in winter there is free council parking and this is only open on the weekends. I'm glad I went. I got a free audio guide and it was interesting learning the history. Beware you are on a cliff face and in winter those coastal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amysradar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from the Keep, which in itself is mostly ruined - only the gatehouse and curtain wall remains. Quite expensive to get on. The castle looks far more impressive from a distance than it does up close

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeedsAndy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have English Heritage cards so we took a trip up here to visit the castle. Lots of history and some amazing views. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Wallytrolly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. Sitting on top of a vast headland, there are stunning views of the whole of Scarborough and beyond. There are plenty of information board, as well as audio tours and guide books available. Friendly and helpful staff throughout and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kingjambo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This review is more about the EH activity rather than the castle itself. Scarborough Castle is ruin with half of one tower remaining and it’s good place to visit if you’re at that side of Yorkshire. It will offer a great view of the city...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank libor b
Reviewed 12 December 2018

There is lots of walking, lots of steps, too. It is worth the exercise to the top. The views are great. Lots of neat places to stop and relax.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Philip L
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We visited here on a whim during a weekend stay in York. We called from the Sorh Shore in order to ascertain opening times and the chap who answered was really friendly and directed us to the site. Being December, we parked for free and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Molly1107
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Signage worse than poor it’s none existent. Blue badge holders can park inside the castle gates but there is no sign to indicate that this is possible, if you have not done your research online. Bizarrely I had to get out of the car, walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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6 May 2018|
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
Open on the 7th and 28th of may 2018 from 1000 until 1800, last admission 30 minutes before closing. Kite festival on, on the 28th May
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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