Situated on the top of a high mound, the ruins of Scarborough Castle overlook the North Sea and Scarborough. The castle site is an English Heritage site and therefore is protected. You can look around the castle ruins at a cost of £5.50 for adults and £3.30 for children or you could purchase a family ticket for £14.30.
By Stephen Montgomery from Kallangur, Australia - Scarborough Castle, CC BY-SA 2.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12695386
The attraction is open daily from 10am till 5pm and can be reached by using the park and ride. There is no parking onsite, except for disabled visitors who are allowed to park via prior arrangement.
The castle was built in the reign of King Stephen by William le Gros and has been a ruin since the sieges of the English Civil war.
The castle site attracts many visitors who enjoy climbing the castle battlements. It's a long, tiring walk up the hill to reach the castle, so for anybody ready for refreshment, the Master Gunners tearoom offers a vast array of good quality, freshly prepared local food, plus tea, coffee and snacks. It also boasts breathtaking views over the Yorkshire countryside. If you prefer, you could bring a picnic which is welcome in the grounds.
My friend and I took our young children to visit the castle site. Thinking that the children wouldn't find castle ruins very interesting, I was surprised when they were given a piece of paper with clues and they were sent off to find all the characters on the paper. They were so excited and at the end, they were awarded a small prize for completing the challenge.
I would certainly recommend a visit to Scarborough Castle, there is lots to see and do. The views over the North Sea are awesome.