Scarborough Facts Interesting and Unusual

Facts about Scarborough castle and keeping children amused

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Scarborough Castle Facts

  • The castle is managed and maintained by English Heritage.
  • This natural fortress was used by prehistoric settlers, Romans and the castle built for King Stephen in 1136
  • During the civil war the castle was under siege for 12 months and then taken by the parliamentary army. There are some stone cannon balls on display at the castle.
  • In 1914 German warships shelled the castle Keep and curtain walls and in the town 19 people were killed.
  • St Mary’s Chapel (below) is on the edge of the headland and was built around 1000 AD. It needed rebuilding in the 12th and 14th centuries

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Scarborough Facts

  • Scarborough is blessed with two sandy bays in the blue flagged north beach and south bay.
  • In 1829 Anne Bronte died and was buried in Scarborough.
  • There are blue plaques around the town including ones celebrating Anne Bronte, Wilfred Owen the poet and the birth place of Charles Laughton the actor amongst others.
  • It surprised me that the Conservative club hosts regular bingo sessions, do they shout government instead of house when there is a winner.
  • The Spa has been refurbished at a cost of £6.5million and reopened in May 2011 with a performance by the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra.

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A view of South bay, St Mary’s, the Town and the Castle on the Headland.

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Childern’s Facts

  • Kids are well catered for. There are numerous amusements, rock stalls and fish and chip suppers available.
  • Based at the Rotunda there is a Dino club and Plesiosaur Party events. Dinosaur Coast fun days happen along the fossil coast.
  • Dad can go watch county cricket on North Marine Road.
  • The 100 year old Peasholm Park has a boating lake and you can hire boats including ones designed as swans to enjoy the water.
  • The lake is used for many Naval Warfare Shows during summer.
  • What is it about Scarborough and fiction?

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Doctor Who visited Scarborough in years to come.
Below is a picture of another Scarborough time traveler.

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St Mary’s Church

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Footbridge from the north into town.

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The Grand Hotel with 4 dumplings on top.

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