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Scarborough

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.

Enjoy the North York Moors, Yorkshire Coast and Howardian Hills by public transport.

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About Scarborough

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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