Scarborough Castle
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Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

We are Only Human: New Sculpture at Scarborough Castle

On your visit to Scarborough Castle look out for Ryan Gander’s sculpture We are only human (Incomplete sculpture for Scarborough to be finished by snow). Set on the headland, the sculpture also functions as a seating structure and a viewpoint for clifftop wildlife and incredible sea views. Inspired by structures used to prevent coastal erosion, the sculpture’s design has been adapted so that it is only only partially formed as it is intended to be completed by snowfall, something increasingly unlikely due to climate change. The sculpture is made of innovative low carbon material, incorporating recycled glass and limestone. You can find out more about the sculpture here.

Photo credit: Richard Ponter

Summer Explorer Quest

This summer from 23 July, set off on a fun family adventure at Scarborough Castle. We need your help to uncover the castle's history. Explore the castle grounds, complete the challenges, find the missing shields and learn all about Scarborough Castle's fascinating past!

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Guidebook: Scarborough Castle

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 Scarborough Castle Timeline

1000-1 BCSeparate Settlements

Excavations suggest two distinct periods of habitation in about 800 BC and 500 BC.

4th-5th Centuries ADFirst Tower

A fortified tower is erected on the headland. It was probably one of many signal stations built on England's north-eastern coast by the Romans.

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