Scarborough is the biggest seaside resort along the North Yorkshire Coast. The town first attracted visitors as early as the 17th century and is still very popular with holidaymakers for different reasons today.
There are many attractions to suit most age groups from clean sands, children’s amusements, arcades as well as gardens, parks and walks to enjoy. You can visit the town’s museums or enjoy the views from the walls of Scarborough Castle and see the 12th century castle keep. On Castle Road is St. Mary’s church in the graveyard here is the tomb of Anne Bronte who died in 1849.
Scarborough has two bays, at the North Bay you will find the miniature railway, amusements and nearby the Sea Life Centre. The South Bay is backed by the Valley Gardens and the South Cliff Gardens there is a hydraulic lift which you can take down to the beach if you are not feeling energetic enough to walk down to the beach from the gardens.
You may want to wander around the shops in the centre or have an ice-cream at one of the sea front café bars and watch the world go by. You can also take an open-top bus ride, these run from the North Bay to the South Bay throughout the season.
Scarborough has a train station and trains run from York regularly as well as other destinations. There is plenty of choice when choosing your accommodation for your holiday or short break here from bed &breakfast, guest houses and hotels, if you are caravanning or camping there are camp sites approximately two miles from the town and the Scarborough YHA is situated two miles north of the resort. It is recommended that you reserve your accommodation prior to your holiday to avoid disappointment, particularly in the high season, which can get very busy in the seaside town.