Archived Pages from 20th Century!!
|You'll press on through the mists of time to the Norman
Castle. Eavesdrop on Edward I as he schemes with James of St George, his
Master Mason, to rebuild the ruins of Scarborough castle into one of the
most impregnable fortresses in his kingdom.
You'll witness the growth of Scarborough as a medieval port. Learn the secrets of the Spa, whose healing powers enticed the rich from far and wide.
Next you'll be plunged into conflict.1645. Civil War. Scarborough is under siege as the Roundheads bombard the beleagured castle garrison with the largest cannon in the kingdom.
Exhausted? Don't worry, you've still 300 years to catch your breath. Ahead of you lies the coming of rail, the Victorian Promenade and the shocking practice of sea bathing!! Scarborough was the UK's first seaside resort.
But watch out, there's the awesome destruction of the German naval bombardment of 1914 before you can savour all the traditional magic of the Great British seaside.
Inspired by the concept, leading playwright and local figure Alan Ayckbourn contributed to the colourful scripts that imbue the storytelling with conviction and character, bringing you closer to history than you'd ever imagined.
Open 7 days a week, all year round. Whitsuntide-September 10am to 10pm.
Off-season closing time varies - please call for details (Closed Christmas Day).
Last admission one hour before closing.
package for schools
Apart from the privileged group discounts, you can take advantage of our specially prepared comprehensive Work Pack designed specifically to align with the National Curriculum.
We are delighted to offer an advanced booking service to accommodate exclusive group tours throughout the year.
|Voted Best Visitor Attraction and Best Newcomer
Harbourside, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1PG