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
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
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Observations:ground 15m SSE at TA 04925 89121 is man-made
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Currently £10 but jolly interesting castle. I had no idea it had been so important.Wycombe Wanderer13/10/2022
Walked from Royal Hotel to ostensibly visit the castle. Ended up on a boat trip on route then joined English Heritage as well. Quite an expensive log, especially as don't do TuMPs. I reckon high point is somewhere either side of viewing platform which offers extensive views over Scarborough.mntainman11/10/2022
A worthwhile visit outlining the history of the site over the past 3000 years. Summit lies in rough grass on banking by curtain wall; viewing platform close by.gerrybowes29/08/2022
From Station with Bev.Andrew Pearson19/04/2022
Walked up on a circular route around Scarborough.jessicahickman13/04/2022
Walked up from South Bay to the Castlerichard6929/12/2021
Walked here from Prospect Mount before looping back to Seamer Beacon. A nice breeze and a very agreeable cup of coffee.mrs_ts711/09/2021
£8 entrance fee and an interesting way to view a cross section of English history- Stoneage, bronze age, Romans, Vikings, Normans, magna carta tussles, Civil war 1645 and recent world wars. HP near grassy curtain wall. walked along coastal path from campsite at Scalby and onto modern Prospect hill housing estateDenise 31/07/2021
Walked up from the railway station. Concession is £8.60.NormanW05/07/2021
trip round castleiannotts16/09/2020
On a day trip to Scarborough. Parked at Black Rocks, a stroll and swim on the South Bay, up to the castle and back through town. Everywhere busy but understandably so on a glorious hot day.Jake99409/08/2020
Scarborough Castle from GR: TA 04601 89079ronaldo33316/07/2020
Scarborough Castle from GR: TA 04601 89079Hippster16/07/2020
1st of two tunps on a weekend trip with Lesley. Train to Scarborough then via Rotunda museum and harbour using path close to Castle walls before paying entrance fee. We did full circuit including visiting grassy bank (just over low-taped fence) then the Old Chapel and Roman Signal station around to cafe and exhibition. Beautiful views! Continuing to Peasholm park..Dazingdale28/12/2019
A great Sunday day out with the kiddies which included a walk up from the car park at west pier. Went crabbing after. A fine dayThe-Z-Man15/12/2019
with dad tommy and aubrey, walked up after crabbing down at the beachCodyZ15/12/2019
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
With Anisia while exploring the town.lordtonult26/04/2017
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
With Mom and Dad on possibly their first visit to see me when I lived in Hull. The date is the likeliest deduced from old photos, it may have been a previous weekend in that July.pwheeler29/07/1984
Been up but dont know whenjohnjennison06/06/1966
As moorsman in d & d past.ngthack06/06/1960
Tony S25/09/2023
Lorna S25/09/2023
softsquare15/08/2023
neiluttley28/05/2023
grumpy01/02/2023
Ben Rinnes03/12/2022