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Scarborough Castle

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With over 2,500 years of turbulent history, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between Scarborough's north and south bays, with stunning views over the dramatic Yorkshire Coast. It started life as an Iron Age Fort, was occupied by the Romans, became a Viking settlement and reached its heyday under Henry II.

This royal stronghold, built by successive medieval kings over two centuries has seen more than its fair share of conflict and sieges. Learn how it was fought over in the English Civil War and came under bombardment during the First World War. And to complete your family day out in North Yorkshire, enjoy a hearty tea in the 18th-century Master Gunner's House.

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Pre-booked parking available for disabled visitors only.
Baby changing facilities; toilets suitable for disabled.


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