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In one direction you can visit the evocative castle ruins and in the other the parish church of St Mary's The church was originally built around 1150 and was gradually extended over the centuries. Most people come here to visit the graveyard for a famous occupant....
There is not much left of the original St Mary's church - originally built around 1150. It was partially destroyed by return fire from the Royalists in the castle, resulting in these ruins which used to be the choir and north trancept. These ruins can be seen just near the graveyard and the main church.
The ruins os the castle on the promontory provide a fine lookout point. Throughout the summer, fairs and festivals celebrate days of yore with mock battles, pageantry, and falconry displays. The castle is open April through September daily from 9:30am to 6pm.
At the end of South bay by the old Toll House there is a path that climbs up to the castle walls and ruins - the church of St Mary's can also be reached this way. Look back for fine views over the harbour too.
Scarborough from Oliver's Mount
For the best final view of Scarborough our tour guides took us up to Oliver's Mount - a hill some 500 feet above Scarborough where there is a war memorial. Although clouded over a bit now it was a lovely final view before we headed off to Whitby.
Anne Bronte's grave
A little off the beaten path in the church graveyard up on the hill above the town, but many people come up here to see Anne Bronte's grave. Scarborough was a place she loved and was portrayed in both her novels - Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Scarborough was the place where she wished to open her own school, and the place where she ultimately died and was buried. She came to Scarborough from Haworth already dying of tuberculosis and, after only a few days passed away on May 28th, 1849.
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