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.
Note: Extremely limited parking available nearby so please use public transport or town centre car parks and make your way up to the Castle on foot.
Accessibility information: please note that this is an historic site at the top of a steep hill, with a cobble stone path to the Keep and uneven surfaces at the headland and extremely limited seating. It can present challenges for people with limited mobility and those in wheelchairs.