IN PICTURES: The Castle Trail - A fascinating guided walk through some of Scarborough's hidden gems

The Castle Trail is a 2.3-mile route with a small incline (200ft). Discover the Scarborough Monument, John Sheilds Ryalls' grave, Peasholm Pagodas, Scarborough Castle, St. Mary's Church, Butter Cross, the Grand Hotel, Spa Bridge and the Spa.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 6:08 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th March 2021, 8:43 am
The route takes explorers from the Scarborough Monument to the Spa

There are huge benefits to outdoor activities, such as stretching your legs, spending time with family and friends and exploring what the local area has to offer. However, sometimes it can be hard to find accessible trails with interesting sights along the way - and this is where North Yorkshire County Council s Discoveries on your Doorstep comes in.

The website and Facebook page provide information about existing and future trails, events and activities.

The route passes John Shield Ryalls' grave - who was just 14 months old when he died in the German bombardement of Scarborough.
The walk begins at the Scarborough Monument which commemorates the 18 people killed in the German bombardment of 1914
An information board gives more details of the bombardment and those killed
Peasholm Park is next on the itinerary
Peasholm's oriental pagoda is a much-loved feature of the town
Many hours can be spent in one of Europe's favourite parks
The route provides walkers with a spectacular view of the Grand Hotel and seafront
Scarborough Castle has watched over the town for centuries
It's incredible to think a castle has stood on this site for over 3000 years
Upon leaving the Castle head towards St Mary's Church
The church was once larger, but much was destroyed during a siege in the twelfth century.
St Mary's Churchyard is the final resting place of Anne Bronte
Looking back up towards St Mary's
The Butter Cross in Princes' Square
The Grand Hotel has stood on this spot since 1867
The Spa Bridge opened in 1827
The Trail ends at the Scarborough Spa
This Grade 2 listed building is almost half a mile in length and has entertained the people of Scarborough for almost 200 years.