From kicking back in a family-run guest house to living it up in a grand spa hotel, Scarborough offers accommodation to suit everyone’s budget and needs. Dapper Victorian hotels can be found around the harbor overlooking South Bay, while there's a multitude of quaint holiday cottages dotted around the town.
From a dip in the sea to a picnic in the town’s manicured gardens, a stay in Scarborough can be as action-packed or as easygoing as you want. Whether you're here for the seaside glamour, packed cultural calendar, or local history, this quaint coastal town is sure to impress.
Once a thriving fishing port, today’s Scarborough offers generous helpings of nostalgia, culture, and scenery. Beach huts, ice cream stalls, and rock pools line the town’s 2 pleasant beaches. Locals and visitors mingle on the centre’s narrow, cobbled streets, and the surrounding valleys and moors are perfect for bracing hikes.
Scarborough gives families a lot of bang for their buck. The 2 sprawling beaches will keep everyone entertained for hours. There's plenty of fun to be had away from the sand, too, in the myriad amusement arcades along the promenade. For something a little different, take a ride on a miniature railway or head to the hills for a healthy hike.
Scarborough’s calendar is packed full of annual events including an Armed Forces Day, week-long music extravaganzas, and surfing festivals. If you’re not in town during one of the regular events, there’s still plenty of culture to enjoy, thanks to the abundance and high quality of local galleries, concert venues, and theatres.
As you might expect from a traditional fishing port, Scarborough’s dining scene revolves around the daily catches of local fishermen. Fresh fish is served in upscale restaurants as well as at the town’s ubiquitous takeouts. Fans of cask-conditioned ale have a plethora of pubs to choose from, many of which also serve hearty British dishes. And you can find rock candy, a traditional seaside treat, in most gift shops.
Situated in North Yorkshire, Scarborough has been a seaside holiday destination since the 1600s. Most visitors are British, but Scarborough also attracts a substantial number of travellers from other parts of the world. The climate of the North Sea coast can be unpredictable at times, but there are plenty of quirky museums, cozy cafés, and traditional pubs to duck into to escape any unexpected showers.
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