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    Viewpoint/Beauty Spot

    View from Oliver's Mount

    View from Oliver's Mount

    View from Oliver's Mount

    View from Oliver's Mount

     
     

    Contact

    Tourism Bureau

    01723 383636

    Address

    Scarborough,
    North Yorkshire,
    YO11 2YW

    Details

    Overlooking the southern part of Scarborough is Oliver's Mount, a large wooded hill rising to 500 feet above sea level and from which you can obtain a breathtaking view of Scarborough. It has an impressive War Memorial, the column rising to 75½ feet, and there is also an attractive picnic area.

    The former name of the hill was Weaponness and its present name may be derived from the mistaken belief that Oliver Cromwell placed batteries on it during the siege of the Castle.

    In 1840, Anne Bronte wrote of visiting Oliver's Mount in her poem "The Bluebell" - an extract is reproduced here:
    "That day along a sunny road
    All carelessly I strayed,
    Between two banks where smiling flowers
    Their varied hues displayed.
    Before me rose a lofty hill,
    Behind me lay the sea, . . ."

    The Mount is also home to various sporting activities.
    Oliver's Mount is the British mainland's only natural "roads" circuit and has over the years been host to many motor bike and road races, which are organised by Auto66. For further information telephone the Tourism Bureau on (01723) 383637, or see the Auto66 website - www.auto66.com.
    In addition, there is also an Orienteering course, details of which can be obtained from the Scarborough Sports Centre on (01723) 360262.

    Disabled accessOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groups

    Open all the time

    Directions

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    Map reference: TA 036860  Lat: 54.25919 Long: -0.41109

    By Road:
    From Scarborough Railway Station, take a right turn onto Valley Bridge Road. Proceed over Valley Bridge on the main Scarborough-Filey Road (A165). Go straight on at traffic lights then take the next right turn onto Mountside which will lead up to the top of Oliver's Mount'

    By Public Transport:
    There is no bus to the top of the Mount but the no 17 will stop at the bottom of the Mount near B&Q on Seamer Road. Check current timetable at www.eyms.co.uk

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Scarborough station

    Facilities

    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
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