Places

Exciting and fun-filled attractions are a plenty in Scarborough. From going under the sea at the Sea Life Sanctuary to taking a ride on one of the country’s oldest miniature railways, there’s plenty to see and do on a trip to Scarborough.

An Under the Sea Adventure

Dive into the Sea Life Sanctuary Scarborough and head under the sea to discover all the different magnificent and incredible creatures. Immerse yourself in this unbelievable experience and come face to face with thousands of different species of fish, otters, penguins and seals. Also learn about the conservation programme where Sea Life is working hard to protect the oceans and also help rescue injured creatures. Before you leave, check out the Pirate Adventure Mini Golf for a swashbuckling challenge for all the family.

Scarborough Castle

Standing tall above the Scarborough Town centre is the medieval ruins of the Castle built over 3,000 years ago. Scarborough Castle is an unmissable attraction for visitors offering incredible panoramic views of the seaside resort along with educational values as you can delve into the history of these iconic remains. Immerse yourself into medieval times as this English Heritage site plays host to various events such as jousting tournaments and re-enactments.

The Miniature Railway

Scarborough is home to one of the country’s oldest miniature railways of its kind. The North Bay Miniature Railway is a lovely attraction linking Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills – perfect for visitors of the Sea Life Sanctuary too! Set off an exciting ride around the Open Air Theatre and enjoy glorious views of the North Bay.

Peasholm Park

Explore the beautiful gardens and tranquil lakes of Peasholm Park. The park located near Scarborough’s North Bay is a golden gem with an oriental themed garden and pagoda offering a tranquil setting for a calm and relaxing visit. During the summer months, hire out a rowing boat or pedalos and take to the waters on an unforgettable adventure. The Naval Warfare is a huge highlight for visitors to Peasholm Park with the battleship re-enactment taking place usually every Monday, Thursday and Saturday with a small entry fee.

Museums Galore

If you are looking to add some culture to your trip to the seaside then visit one of our incredible museums. From Geology to fine art, there’s something for everyone. Rotunda is a stunning museum with a unique circular building offering everything there is to know about the Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast alongside an abundance of fascinating artefacts.  For fine art, Scarborough Art Gallery has a vast collection set within the beautiful Crescent Gardens. Discover the town’s long time fishing history at the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre.