Castle Road, Scarborough,
North Yorkshire
YO11 1HY
t: 01723 372451
e: scarborough.castle@english-heritage.org.uk
w: www.english-heritage.org.uk/scarboroughcastle

Let your group step into 3,000 years of history at Scarborough Castle, which occupies a steep-sided headland between the two bays at the famous seaside resort. Long before King Henry II built his towering 12th-century keep, the fortress housed a Roman signal station. It’s endured sieges by medieval kings and Civil War armies, witnessed attacks by American Independence naval fighter John Paul Jones and suffered German naval bombardment in 1914. With so many stories to discover and spectacular sea views to admire it’s a rewarding place to visit.

  • Visit the interactive exhibition, giving insights into the many generations of past inhabitants.
  • Timelined graphic panels around the site focus on characters from Scarborough Castle’s story.
  • Enjoy stunning ‘king’s-eye views’ of the dramatic coastline from the battlements. Those who wish to stay on the ground floor can experience a touch-screen virtual tour of the views, as well as displays.

Trips to Scarborough Castle can easily be combined with a visit to Whitby Abbey.