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Nestled below the ruins of Scarborough's ancient castle we are conveniently situated just a 10 minutes walk from both the North and South Bays, town centre and local attractions such as Peasholm park, bowls centre and cricket ground.

All bedrooms offer spacious en-suite facilities and very high quality comfortable beds, as well as colour TV's and tea and coffee making facilities.

We have a lovely spacious dining room offering breakfast and evening meals where separate tables are provided. Enjoy good home cooking prepared using the finest quality produce from around the area. Relax in our sea view conservatory or on those splendid sunny days take your refreshments out on the roof top terrace and take in the beautiful Scarborough sea views.
From our comfortable resident's bar lounge you can obtain wonderful views over the North Bay in all its changing moods and enjoy a quiet drink and relax in the company of new friends after a busy day.

Character and history of our hotel.

The Castle By The Sea is a wonderfully characteristic property overlooking both the South and North Bays in Scarborough. The property offers many historic and interesting features, including the oak entrance door and dado rail, originally from the vestry at St. Anne's R.C. Cathedral in Leeds.

John Atkinson Grimshaw, who is without question, the most important artist to have lived and painted in Scarborough, resided here between 1876 and 1879, and the dining room has a superb carved mantle, and wonderful hand painted tiles in its surround, which were designed by Grimshaw himself.

Anne Bronte's grave can be found within a 2 minute walk, situated in the graveyard at St. Mary's Church. Scarborough Castle is also just at the rear of the property, and both the North/South Bays and Harbour are within easy access. Other local attractions include the North Bay Miniature Railway, Sealife Centre, Peasholm Park Boating Lake, Scarborough Indoor Bowls Centre,

We have been running the property since June 2007 and welcome you to view comments from our previous satisfied guests. Please see Trip Advisor for reviews.

Private car parking available for every room.
Roof top friendly rooms on the ground floor
Sea view conservatory.
Welcome pets, by arrangement, but only in the ground floor rooms - 1 to 5.
Smoking is permitted on hotel grounds but not within the hotel itself.

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
King size poste£110.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Room 1£125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Room 10£90.00 per person per night for bed & breakfast
Room 11£100.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Room 6 sea view£125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Room 8£110.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Room 9£100.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Room2£120.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Room3£120.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme


  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - This property has not specified a minimum age for children. Please check with them to find out whether they will accept your children.
  • High chairs available

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Laundry/valet service
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest

Property Facilities: Room3

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Shower



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      Nestled below the ruins of Scarborough's ancient castle. Conveniently situated just a 10 minutes walk from both the North & South Bay's, town centre & local attractions including the new Alpamare water park, the bowls centre & cricket ground. Road Directions Coming into Scarborough from all directions, follow the signs for North Bay and Scarborough Castle. The Castle By The Sea is situated just to the left of the main road along Mulgrave Place when heading towards the Castle gates.

      The Castle by the Sea

      Type:Bed & Breakfast

      Approved Visit England Stars Associate AA Stars Guest House
      Mulgrave Place, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HZ

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