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Name:Scarborough Castle
Hill number:16948
Height:85m / 279ft
Parent (Ma):2830  Urra Moor - Round Hill
RHB Section:37: The River Tees to The Wash
County/UA:North Yorkshire (CoU)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Tump (0-99m)
(Tu,0)
Grid ref:TA 04918 89136
Summit feature:grassy bank
Drop:48m
Col:37m  TA040888  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 101
(1:25k) 301
Observations:ground 15m SSE at TA 04925 89121 is man-made
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 63 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
First use of Welsh Heritage card. Excellent views.Bramley26/01/2019
Climbed at least once many years ago on a family holiday around 04/08/1970. Revisit with Smudge for photos and today's views..Dugswell203/12/2017
After many visits to the nearby cricket ground I finally got around to visit the castle - with Dugswell.Smudge03/12/2017
Dropped Barbara outside the castle gates and went on search for parking. North esplanade was closest option as I did not have a disc. Pleasant walk up past fine old terraced hotels with good views north. £5.30 concessionary ticket meant that with parking it cost the two of us £12.60 plus Barbara had, as always, to buy a guide book. Still cheaper than Dudley Castle although no tigers or giraffes. Excellent views.Campbell Singer11/10/2017
Great views of the Scarborough rooftops.Barbara Singer11/10/2017
A nice late afternoon stroll w Jenx and Bryher the pupnordicstar10/09/2017
Nice views from the headland back to both bays.jenx10/09/2017
Whilst visiting castle.Stormcrow10/04/2017
With Jo, whilst visiting Scarborough. Weather; cloudy, windy, mild, good views.amblerbob26/02/2017
Leisurely wander round on a drizzly day. Lots of bench marks in and around castle. Parking mostly disc zone. Would easy on Sunday.RHW02/04/2016
Visit with the family while on holiday in Whitby. Parked by Anne Bronte's grave and then a nice walk around various points of the hill. The viewing point with the flag pole is the best bit.Herbert Anchovy29/03/2016
With Sail. We took time to explore this historic castle. £5.20 for an adult, £3.10 per child and £3.50 for a guide book.Dangerous Dave14/11/2015
Coastliner from York and walk up from Peasholme park via the beach and into Scarborough castle with my English heritage card, so maybe only tump I've done from exactly sea level.vegibagger22/08/2015
To climb(!)it properly,walked from South beach up Castlegate.Rare use of my English Heritage membership.Good views of both beaches from the flagpole.catman05/07/2015
Paid £5 to find the highest natural point, grassy banking/lawn leading up to 'The Curtain Walls'. Couple of higher points at nearby viewing platform and in The Keep itself. Gale blowing, decidedly chilly. Later found out it had cost me £105 to visit Scarborough Castle: mobile speed camera on the Malton Bypass. Plus 3 points. So if you use the A64 from York, think on!Aye Jimmy11/01/2015
Paid £8 to enter the castle with myself and the kids and found the highest point inside. Great views around the area and spent half a hour exploring the castle.bolieve21/09/2014
Missus and pooch in tow.iandesbottes30/03/2013
Staying at Robin Hoods Bay. quick run up to castle. W/- SJ,JJ.gary.jones428/08/2010
Walked up to high point on visit to town with Liz. An important site for Quakers!DanHolme13/10/2007
In the dim and distant pastmoorsman09/09/1999
done while visiting castlejoseph mitchell16/09/1996
Cleveland WayArgentum6601/08/1991
With Crayke School on a 5 day trip!CharlieRose10/07/1987
Visited castle with kids.chriswatson10/10/1985
Been up but dont know whenjohnjennison06/06/1966
As moorsman in d & d past.ngthack06/06/1960
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Lauralj8407/07/2019
JohnIvor05/08/2018
john steel02/08/2018
steve1856627/10/2017
thenomad24/11/2016
Alex C19/11/2016
Craig6718/07/2016
GordonAdshead12/05/2016
Xan29/03/2016
Chimp29/03/2016
M429/03/2016
babzjc04/07/2015
andrew brown17/06/2015
Moorponder28/07/2014
Louise01/09/2013
ajwxyzt01/09/2013
Alan Caine02/04/2013
Dusty06/10/2011
Kevgbl31/05/2010
asbown01/01/2010
flakeyw06/08/2009
Mac.Hawk07/07/2007
charlie58613/04/2005