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September 21, 2018 - Scarborough Castle and Pickering Castle

We're getting smart and taking our umbrellas everywhere . . . and using them.

View from Scarborough Castle

View from Scarborough Castle

September 21, 2018 — Day 18 (Friday)

St. Mary's Church Pay and Display Car Park

St. Mary's Church Pay and Display Car Park

Woke to sunshine but no breakfast food so we walked to The Secret Garden for breakfast. We returned home, gathered rain gear for later and started for Scarborough. It’s not far and was a beautiful drive until we got to Scarborough where we ran into very heavy traffic. We found Scarborough Castle and Ed asked a man where to park and fortunately it was only a block down the hill. He parked and we walked up to the castle . . . English Heritage, so free for us as members. We climbed all over the ruins in high winds and got amazing photos of Scarborough and the north coast. We climbed down, visited St. Mary’s Church on the way to the car and fought our way through traffic, stopping to add air to the car tires yet again. [Scarborough Castle, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY; tel: 01723 372451; Click here for the Scarborough Castle web site]

Scarborough Spa from St. Mary's Church in Scarborough

Scarborough Spa from St. Mary's Church in Scarborough

St. Mary's Church from the parking lot on Castle Road

St. Mary's Church from the parking lot on Castle Road

Entrance to Scarborough Castle

Entrance to Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

The Bay from Scarborough Castle

The Bay from Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Information signs outside the Master Gunner's House at Scarborough Castle

Information signs outside the Master Gunner's House at Scarborough Castle

The Master Gunner's House at Scarborough Castle

The Master Gunner's House at Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle - ruins

Scarborough Castle - ruins

Scarborough Castle - ruins

Scarborough Castle - ruins

Scarborough Castle - Ruins

Scarborough Castle - Ruins

Master Gunner's House at Scarborough Castle

Master Gunner's House at Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle - flowers

Scarborough Castle - flowers

Harbor from Scarborough Castle

Harbor from Scarborough Castle

St. Mary's Church from Scarborough Castle

St. Mary's Church from Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church - Cross

Saint Mary's Church - Cross

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church

Saint Mary's Church - Stained Glass

Saint Mary's Church - Stained Glass

Saint Mary's Church - Stained Glass

Saint Mary's Church - Stained Glass

Castle Road, Scarborough

Castle Road, Scarborough

Pattison's Fruit and Vegetables (and flowers)

Pattison's Fruit and Vegetables (and flowers)

St. John the Baptist Church in East Ayton

St. John the Baptist Church in East Ayton

The Downe Arms in Wykeham

The Downe Arms in Wykeham


Driving home we stopped at the Downe Arms Hotel for a pleasant lunch. We both had Whitby scampi with peas, thrice-fried chips and a salad. Ed got a beautiful mango cheesecake with fruit for dessert and I had the warm chocolate brownie. [The Downe Arms Hotel, Main Rd, Wykeham, Scarborough YO13 9QB; tel: +44 1723 862471; Click here for the Downe Arms Hotel web site]

The Downe Arms in Wykeham - Dessert

The Downe Arms in Wykeham - Dessert

The Downe Arms in Wykeham - Dessert

The Downe Arms in Wykeham - Dessert

Pickering Castle - Entrance

Pickering Castle - Entrance


We continued home in and out of rain and sun, left the car at the house and walked up to the Pickering Castle, also English Heritage. Climbed all over before it started to rain so we walked home in a very steady rain, this time with umbrellas. [Pickering Castle, Castlegate, Pickering YO18 7AX; tel: +44 370-333-1181; Click here for the Pickering Castle web site]

Pickering Castle - Entrance

Pickering Castle - Entrance

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle

Storm coming to Pickering Castle

Storm coming to Pickering Castle

Checked email and Charles got a new job so we’re all happy about that and we got an email from Hunter this morning. Good day! Tomorrow . . . to Helmsley.

Posted by Beausoleil 15:45 Archived in United Kingdom

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I last visited Scarborough Castle when I was still a child. I thought Scarborough was a lovely place.

by irenevt

Hi Irene. Thanks for visiting. We loved Scarborough. The castle was lovely, the views were spectacular, the town was picturesque. Our only problem was we didn't have enough time there. It calls for another trip . . .

by Beausoleil

You don"t mention if you were "Singing in the rain " Glad you both enjoyed ... Alec.

by alectrevor

Hi Alec. Thanks for visiting. I try not to sing in the rain; might frighten the natives . . . ;)

by Beausoleil

Nice pics that bring a lot of memories back. I had a memorable dinner and peaceful night on Scarborough seaside, at a time when my friends and I often traveled from Hull and back (student years).

by Kwoa

Hi Kwoa. Thank you for visiting. Merci beaucoup.

by Beausoleil

I went to Scarborough for the day back in my teens, all the way from London! A friend's father was there on business and had forgotten an important file so he paid for her to take the train up to deliver it and for her to invite a friend to accompany her - me! We only had a few hours there and I never thought to go back to see it properly but I have to say you make it look worth the trip!

by ToonSarah

They have so many picturesque ruins in Britain! We've been to Robin Hood's Bay, but never to Scarborough.

by Nemorino

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