Hamish visited in June 2009 - he had been before when he witnessed an impressive D-Day re-enactment. On this occasion he was grateful for the more leisurely experience the visit provided. This is an extensive site with fine views (even though it was a little misty when we visited). There are substantial remains despite the fact that part of the keep collapsed under attack during the Civil War – German bombardment in WW1 caused the loss of barrack buildings. There are lots of information boards, and exhibition in the master gunner’s house (not dog friendly) and a good audio tour – there is no reason to go away from here without a lot of interesting historical information. The size of the site and tea rooms all add to motivation to spend several hours here (if there’s a down side its lack of on-site parking – we parked nearby at a reasonable price).
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DogPeople Says : Scarborough Castle
Castle Rd, East of town centre (OS Map 101; ref TA 050893). Audio tour with hearing loop included in admission price. Picnics welcome in extensive grounds. No parking on site, please use car park in town centre (pay & display). Then take short walk up the (fairly steep) hill up to the castle (disabled visitors contact English Heritage).
Perched high above this famous North Yorkshire seaside town, with commanding views of the spectacular coastline, Scarborough Castle is one of the most dramatic castle ruins in the country. Why not take your dog along to explore the grounds, take a picnic and relax.
Check the English Heritage website for details.
Dogs on leads are welcome at Scarborough Castle. Please note that restrictions may apply to certain areas of the site.
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