Scarborough Castle Iron Age Hillfort

Scarborough Castle Iron Age Hillfort

Archaeological excavations in the 1920s produced evidence which suggests a hill fort was built on the headland where Scarborough Castle now stands.  Finds were dated to between 900–500 BC, part of the late Bronze Age/early Iron Age.

Among finds dating back about 3,000 years, a Bronze Age sword, thought to have been a ritual offering, is on display in the castle exhibition.