Scarborough Castle

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Scarborough Castle is open to schools during full opening, and over winter we will endeavour to accommodate you - please discuss with the bookings team . Please also be aware when booking during the Winter months that severe weather may cause us to close the site for safety reasons. Please check with the site if in any doubt before you set out.

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school trip at Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle school groups

Why book English Heritage for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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Head through the imposing gatehouse and step into 3,000 years of history. Explore the castle headland and gain a fascinating insight into its past, from Iron Age settlements, to the Roman signal station and medieval chapel.

The castle's heyday was in the 12th century when it was developed by Henry II and King John. This mighty castle has seen action in some of England's most defining battles.

It was twice besieged by Parliamentarians in the Civil War, and has defended king and country from the Jacobites, Napoleon and the German Kaiser, when it came under bombardment during the First World War.

What activities are available during group visits?

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A visit to Scarborough Castle offers curriculum links across three key stages:

KS1: Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
KS1 - KS3: Local History Project
KS2: Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age
KS2: The Roman Empire and it's impact on Britain
KS2: Britains Settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
KS3: The development of church state and society in medieval Britain 1066-1509
KS3: The development of Church, State and society in Britain 1509-1745

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Anything else?

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A free site visit to help you plan your school trip
20% discount on the official EH site guidebook.
Please note that we currently don't have any on-site parking and no access for coaches. There is no turning point for coaches near to the castle, but we do recommend use of the Park and Ride or the pay and display Marine Drive car park
School goodie bags available - please ring site for details
Parking for visitors with disabilities is available within the castle

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