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Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020
Budget-minded travellers will find good deals in Scarborough, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, relaxing spas and entertainment choices. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its theatres. Top sights in the city include Yorkshire Moors, Scarborough Spa and Peasholm Park. In Scarborough, there are 285 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
Well known for its theatres, the city's cultural venues include Scarborough Spa, Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Stephen Joseph Theatre. Families come for attractions such as North Bay Railway, alpamare and Spa Cliff Lift. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Yorkshire Moors, Peasholm Park and North Sea.
In the surrounding area, popular places to visit include Whitby Abbey, 16.5 mi/26.6 km from the city centre, and Filey Beach, which is 7.1 mi (11.4 km) away.
To venture out into the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Scarborough Station or Scarborough Seamer Station. Scarborough may not have many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.