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Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle sits in a majestic position on a rocky headland between Scarborough's North and South Bay. The Castle has a history spanning 3000 years, originally as an iron age fort through to its heyday as a medieval fortress under Henry II.

The Castle has been the scene of many conflicts throughout it's history, up until the First World War, now it is a peaceful place with stunning views across the bays of Scarborough. Scarborough Castle is run by English Heritage and hosts many special events during the holidays.

Visiting Scarborough Castle

Opening Times

November to 29th March 10:00 to 16:00 weekend only
Except February 16th to 20th, open daily 10:00 to 16:00
Closed: 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st December and 1st January


English Heritage - Members FREE

Non Members:
Adults: £5.500
Child: £3.30


Scarborough Castle is set on top of a steep hill, although there is some limited parking for for disabled visitors with the castle grounds.

Contact Scarborough Castle

Castle Road,
North Yorkshire
YO11 1HY

Website: English Heritage

Events at Scarborough Castle