About Scarborough Castle
With its stunning location, fascinating history and panoramic views over the coast, Scarborough Castle is one of North Yorkshire’s finest historic sites. This once-mighty fortress has endured attacks from Vikings, medieval barons, Tudor rebels and a Parliamentary army during an epic Civil War siege.
Today you can explore the castle’s majestic ruins, follow the long curtain wall with its many towers and climb viewing platforms in the Inner Bailey and the 12th-century Great Tower. Set on a 16-acre headland home to wildflowers and wildlife, it’s the perfect place for a family-friendly adventure in the fresh air.
After you’ve explored the tower, make sure to stop by the coffee shed and enjoy a hot drink and toastie, or maybe something sweet!
Throughout the year, we have a jam-packed events programme. From jousts in the summer to Ghost Tours in the autumn, there’s something for everyone.
- Take the audio tour to dig deeper into the castle’s past
- Find the ruins of an ancient Roman signal station, used to give warning of Saxon raids
- See site finds from across the centuries, from prehistoric pottery to a Bronze Age sword