Scarborough Castle & Tea Room
Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast

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Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle towering above the sea

Scarborough Castle rises high above the breathtaking coastline and commands sweeping views across the bay.The ancient remains of the fortress are now a favourite visitor attraction which include an exhibition hall and a tea room.  

Scarborough Castle is a magnificent stone enclosed fortress, founded in 1135 by William Le Gros, Earl of Albemarle. Situated on a stunning headland that rises 300ft above the sea Scarborough Castle remains as a landmark steeped in history. There is evidence of Iron Age settlements, a Roman signal station on the site, and of viking habitation but the first medieval castle was built by William le Gros, Count of Aumale, in the 1130's.

He constructed a wall on the landward side of the promontory and built a tower where the keep now stands. When Henry II came to the throne in 1154 he demanded the return of all royal castles, and Scarborough, which was built on a royal manor, was one of the castles.

On site there is no shortage of things to see and do:

The exhibition and tea room in the Master Gunner's House

Live action events throughout the summer

The audio tour, which gives a fascinating insight into the castle's 2,500 year history reclaimed by the Crown.

 

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