History and heritage

The magnificent Scarborough Castle towers over the town, overlooking the two sweeping bays. The spectacular ruins are in the care of English Heritage, and provide a stunning backdrop for re-enactments.

Beside the seaside

Scarborough has the beach for you, whether you prefer the glitz and glitter of amusement arcades in the South Bay, or the quieter, more nostalgic, North Bay with its glorious rainbow of beach huts and fascinating Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary.

Outdoor events

Scarborough boasts Europe's largest open air theatre. Set in glorious gardens in the North Bay, the theatre has hosted acts including Elton John, Kiri te Kanawa, Boyzone, Status Quo, McBusted and Jessie J. Keep an eye on their website for regular additions to the programme.

Victorian lifts and miniature steam trains

Scarborough has two much-loved Victorian funicular lifts, one of which was the first cliff tram in England. A ride in one is a must for visitors to the town - and a boon for getting up and down those steep cliffs. Lovers of vintage transport will also want to ride on the North Bay Minature Railway, one of the oldest in the country, which transports visitors in style from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills.