The best station for trains to Scarborough Castle is Scarborough. It's on the North TransPennine and Yorkshire Coast lines, served by trains from Sheffield, and from Liverpool Lime Street via Manchester, Leeds and York. If you're coming from London, the best route is to travel from King's Cross to York and change there. From Scarborough station it's a 17-minute walk to Scarborough Castle - for a shorter walk, take the 13 or 15 bus to the bottom of Castle Road.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorApcoa on Behalf of First TransPennine Express
Car parking spaces84
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£150.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces26
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 3
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

About Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle sits on a rocky promontory with spectacular views of Scarborough's bays and the North Sea. The site was important long before the castle arrived - remains of a late Bronze Age fort, including a 3,000-year-old sword, are on display in the museum. In the 4th century a Roman signal station was built here to warn of approaching hostile vessels, and around the year 1000 the Anglo-Saxons built a chapel on the site. Stone fortifications only arrived in the 12th century, and King Henry II added to them with a great keep. King John maintained the castle as a comfortable residence and a bastion of his power in an unfriendly north, strengthening it with an outer wall.

The castle underwent major renovation in the late 14th and early 15th centuries, and was subjected to a five-month siege during the English Civil War. Parliamentary forces pounded it with what was then the largest cannon in the country, the Cannon Royal, and scurvy, a lack of water and near-starvation eventually forced the Royalist defenders to surrender.

Visitors can enjoy the panorama from the Castle headland, view the exhibition in the Master Gunner's House, and grab a bite to eat in the tearoom.

Departures and arrivals from Scarborough

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Scarborough station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SheffieldNorthern09:004On time
to YorkTransPennine Express09:343On time
to SheffieldNorthern10:004On time
to YorkTransPennine Express10:342On time
to SheffieldNorthern11:004On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SheffieldNorthern08:474On time
from YorkTransPennine Express08:52Scheduled
from SheffieldNorthern09:434Late
from Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express09:491On time
from SheffieldNorthern10:404On time

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