The Summer Programme consists of activities organised by the Society or those organised by others which may be of interest to our Members.
The Grade I listed Ayton Castle tower is not normally open to visit and for the day will be opened for visitors to see inside. Meet at the entrance to the tower from where a local archaeologist will take small groups inside for a short tour. There will be a display of artefacts associated with the Castle, some other display material and publications. There will also be archaeological mini digs for kids.
At 1100 and 1430 Society Vice President and Field Officer, Chris Hall, will take some tours of the wider setting of the castle for those who sign up on the day (no pre-booking necessary but limited to 20)
Saturday 9 September: 1030-1600. Wider tours: 1100 & 1430
No booking required
The approach to the tower is over rough terrain and the tower itself has uneven floors and a difficult narrow spiral staircase. Access for the less able is therefore restricted. Stout footwear is recommended There is no parking at Ayton Castle or on the adjacent streets (Castle Rise and Yedmandale Road). Visitors are asked to park in the village such as Ayton Village Hall car park which is nearby and walk up to the castle. There are no toilets on site
Max 20 people per tour/session. walk takes 45 minutes There is no parking at Ayton Castle or on the adjacent streets (Castle Rise and Yedmandale Road). Visitors are asked to park in the village such as Ayton Village Hall car park which is nearby and walk up to the castle
Archaeology Training Events & Excavations
Scarborough Museums have a range of activities throughout the summer as well as just being great places to visit. Go to the Scarborough Museums Trust page for more details.
Scarborough Civic Society
For the Civic Society events see: http://www.scarboroughcivicsociety.org.uk/Events.php
For events at Scarborough Castle, see http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/scarborough-castle/events
For more details of the annual Seafest in July, see http://www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/whats-on/major-events/scarborough-seafest.aspx