Oliver's Mount and Mere country park

Country park

  • Open lakes
  • Scenic walks
  • Fishing
  • Waterfowl
  • Water skiing
  • Play area
  • Stunning views of Scarborough
  • War Memorial
  • Motor racing
  • Sports fields
  • Restaurant/café

Legend has it that Oliver Cromwell used Oliver's Mount to sight his cannons on the castle. Today, the view from the war memorial is one of the finest you will find in Scarborough.

At one time, the mere spanned over 16 hectares in size, but when the railway came to Scarborough in 1844, the mere was greatly reduced to make room. After WW1 it was transformed into a traditional park, with floral beds and lawns and activities such as boating.

Today, the mere’s focal point is its rich flora and fauna, making it a beautiful place to visit.

Scarborough Angling Club offer membership to people who wish to fish the mere and fishing competitions are regularly organised. Tuition can also be offered to anyone interested in fishing, whatever the age!

View of Scarborough from Oliver's Mount
The Mere, Scarborough
Park facilities: 
Cafe Cafe
Disabled access Disabled access
Dogs welcome Dogs welcome
On-street parking On-street parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Play area Play area
Pond or lake Pond or lake
Sports Sports
Views Views
Walks Walks
Woodlands Woodlands