Olivers Mount

Olivers Mount Scarborough - view from the top

Panoramic Views!

Olivers Mount - information...

Woodland walks, fantastic panoramic views and the famous motorbike road races....

Find out more about this famous landmark, and what you can do and see here...

This is an unmissable and familiar landmark in Scarborough...

...its that big hill, with the memorial on top ... and its where they run the famous Olivers Mount motorcycle road races.

Oliver's Mount is a big hill on the south side of Scarborough, Yorkshire, overlooking the whole of the town.

  • It is not thought to have seen any prehistoric burials, following archaeological excavations, but surely a landmark like this has always been of significance in the lives of the peoples of the area...
  • It is thought the name Oliver's Mount comes from the 'legend' that it was from this site that Oliver Cromwell bombarded Scarborough Castle - although historians now think that this was highly unlikely.

  • Olivers Mount, Scarborough view from the top

  • Olivers Mount is a popular place to visit to enjoy the fantastic panoramic views across the whole of Scarborough.
  • You can park your car at the top, and stroll for a while in pleasant wooded areas, or enjoy a snack or meal at the cafe/restaurant here.

  • Olivers Mount restaurant

  • Reader, Ted, often enjoys a meal here - he shares his review and recommendation, here...
  • There is a 75ft tall memorial here to commemorate the dead of the World Wars.

  • War Memorial at Olivers Mount. Scarborough

  • Olivers Mount is probably most famous for the motorcycle road races held throughout the year on the circuit here.
  • This racetrack is unique on the British mainland as the only natural roads circuit - this means the racers use the winding and twisting roads that are already on the Mount.
  • The races every year are a huge draw to tourists, as well as locals, and the races themselves are truly spectacular and thrilling - allowing you to get a really close-up view of all the action! - and lots of famous names!

  • Motorbike road race at Olivers Mount, Scarborough

  • To find out more visit the official race website...

    Take a look at the current road race fixtures calendar, here...

  • As well as the exciting road racing, for the rest of the year the Mount is a peaceful Country Park. Pleasant walks and trails are available to enjoy...

    The are is also undergoing much actual and planned regeneration which will enhance and restore the whole area, making the most of it's features and creating a beautiful area, filled with activities for locals and tourists to enjoy...

    Find out more about the regeneration project, here...

View from the top of Olivers Mount, Scarborough

Oliver's Mount on the Map

Oliver's Mount is in the southern, 'Weaponess' area of Scarborough, and can be accessed from either Seamer Road or Filey Road.

This map is interactive.

  • Just use the + and - buttons in the top left corner of the map to zoom in and out.
  • Use the arrows to move about the area.

I hope you enjoy your visit to Oliver's Mount, whether for the peace and quiet of the Country Park, the panoramic vistas or the rough and tumble of the road races...

View from the top of Olivers Mount, Scarborough

While you are in the area, don't forget to visit nearby Scarborough Mere...

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Where do you like to visit in and around Scarborough? Share your opinions, here...

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