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
- 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.
A view of South bay, St Mary’s, the Town and the Castle on the Headland.
- 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?
Doctor Who visited Scarborough in years to come.
Below is a picture of another Scarborough time traveler.
St Mary’s Church
Footbridge from the north into town.
The Grand Hotel with 4 dumplings on top.