Stunning scenery, two glorious beaches, loads to do and see - is it any wonder that people have been flocking to Scarborough, believed to be the world's first seaside resort, for nearly 400 years now?
From the Good Food Guide's best UK café for 2014 to a high-end restaurant awarded a coveted nine out of ten stars by the Daily Telegraph, Scarborough has it all.
There's a good reason why Scarborough was probably the world's first seaside resort, and has attracted thousands of families over the past 400 years - it's just perfect for them.
Scarborough bristles with history, from the Castle, built in the 1100s on the site of a Roman signal station, to the unique circular Rotunda Museum, one on the world's oldest purpose-built museums.
An Introduction to Scarborough
As Britain’s first seaside resort, Scarborough has been a popular destination for holidaymakers for hundreds of years. Come rain or shine, there is lot’s to see and do to make an unforgettable seaside break. Whether you’re looking for a nostalgic family holiday, a cultural break, an action-packed sporting day out, or just a relaxing few days off, Scarborough – has something for you.
You’ll find two picturesque North and South bays with family-friendly beaches nestled either side of a towering headland crowned by the dramatic ruins of a 12th century English Heritage castle.
With countless attractions, museums, world-class theatre productions and plenty of incredible restaurants offering everything from casual eating to fine dining, you’ll be spoilt for choice of options on your next holiday to Scarborough.
3 must visit attractions in Scarborough
Filey Brigg Country Park,, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET
Sat 17 Sep 22 - Sun 18 Sep 22
North Bay , Scarborough , North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF
Sat 15 Oct 22 - Sat 15 Oct 22
Scarborough is a resort town on England’s North Sea coast, which, along with Whitby, is one of the county's most famous seaside resorts - though there are several to choose from.
Scarborough has 2 bays with sandy beaches, which are split by a headland bearing the 12th-century Scarborough Castle.
The Victorian Central Tramway funicular train links the town centre with South Bay and its harbour, and still runs to this day.
The Rotunda Museum explores local coastal geology.
Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary’s marine displays and the Peasholm Park Japanese gardens are behind North Bay.
With a population of 61,749, Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire Coast and largest seaside town in North Yorkshire.
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