Scarborough Castle

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Perched high on a headland above the North Sea, Scarborough Castle occupies one of the most dramatic castle sites in the country and boasts over 2,500 years of turbulent history. Before the castle was built, this natural fortress was favoured by prehistoric settlers before serving as a Roman signal station and Viking haven. It has endured sieges from medieval kings and Civil War armies, and German naval bombardment during WWII. Now you can climb to the battlement viewing platforms for dramatic coastline views, and take tea in the 18th-century Master Gunner's House.

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Scarborough Castle’s 2000 year history is reflected in the reported sightings of ghosts who have been seen there; a Roman soldier near the old signal station, the headless corpse of Piers Gaveston – a close friend of Edward II – trying to lure people to their death over the Castle’s battlements, and even the wife of the Master Gunner – which could explain the uneasy feeling felt by staff in the Master Gunner’s House – now home to a new exhibition.

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Castle Road, East of the town centre

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Opening times (April - September):
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10:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:0010:00 - 18:00

Opening times (October - March):
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10:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:00
*Closed 24 December - 26 December and 1 January

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