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Scarborough is a large Beach Resort on the northeast coast of England, in Yorkshire, 41 miles northeast of York.

The Town is popular for its Rotunda Museum, vast Beaches, Boat Trips, Sea Fishing, Maritime Heritage at the harbour, Amusements, Fair Rides, Heritage Train Rides, Open Air Theatre, Boating Ponds, Alpamare Water Park. See bottom of page for More Attractions.

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The image top is of the street named Westborough where most of the top Shops are in Scarborough, and the Train Station that opened in 1845.

Spa Bridge with the iconic Grand Hotel built in 1863 is on the south side of Scarborough centre, where you get great views over Scarborough South Beach. Large Image.

The Rotunda Museum is next to the Bridge, opened in 1829 with Fossils, Bronze Age Artifacts and more.

The South Beach runs from Spa Bridge up to the Harbour, one of the busiest Beaches in England with Ice Cream Stalls, Cafes, Diners and Amusements.

There is a Tram Lift that runs between the Town and Beach, or a scenic Park you can walk down.

Scarborough Harbour is where you can take Sea Fishing and Boat Trips, form leisurely Cruises to Power Boats. Website.

Luna Park is at the Harbour with a number of Rides and Ferris Wheel.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre is also at the Harbour, giving information how Scarborough grew around Sea Fishing, being the first Beach Resort in the UK, and Town History.

Scarborough Castle sits high above the Harbour, built from the 1100s as a Royal Castle to control the area. The Castle was taken over by the Ministry of Works in 1920 to be used as a Tourist Attraction. Large Image.

St Mary's Church is next to the Castle, built from the 1100s, damaged during the English Civil War in the 1640s, then rebuilt in the late 1600s. The top attraction at St Mary's is the grave of the novelist & poet Anne Bronte, who died at Scarborough in 1849. Grave Image.

Hairy Bobs Cave is cut into Rocks below the Castle, a strange place worth viewing.

Scarborough North Beach stretches for miles north from the Castle with Shops, Cafes, Putting, Kids Play, Crazy Golf, multi coloured Beach Chalets, and a Giant Statue of Freddie Gilroy, a local Miner and Soldier during World War Two, Large Image.

The North Beach is popular for Surfing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding with a Hire Company and Tuition, Website.

At the north end of the North Beach is Sealife Scarborough, with a wide range of Sea Creatures and a walk through Penguin area.

The Old Scalby Mill is next to the Sealife Centre, popular for meals, also with a rocky area popular for exploring.

North Bay Heritage Railway runs one mile between the Sealife Centre and Scarborough Open Air Theatre at Northstead Manor Gardens. The Open Air Theatre was opened in 1932, closed in 1986, then re-opened in 2010 as a major entertainment venue. The Railway opened in 1931.

At the Open Air Theatre is a Boating Pond also with a Splash Ride, and Sky Trail Adventure.

Across the road from the Open Air Theatre is Peasholm Park, opened in 1912, also with a large Boating Pond and scenic Walks.

Scarborough Area Attractions

Italian & Rose Gardens . YO11 2UZ Scarborough south side

Scarborough Sports Village . YO11 2JW . south side

Olivers Mount . YO11 2YW south side high point views also with a race track

Betton Farm . YO13 9HT Shop & Diner 4 miles southwest

Playdale Farm Park . YO11 3TL 6 miles south

Scarborough Fair . YO11 3NU Vintage Transport Museum 6 miles south

North Yorkshire Water Park . YO13 9QU 8 miles southwest

Dalby Forest Park . YO18 7LT many adventures 19 miles west

Castle Howard . YO60 7DA 30 miles southwest

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