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Reviewed on 18 Oct 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.
Sightseeing and Staying in Scarborough
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.
Getting around Scarborough
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.
Dressing for Scarborough
- Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 11°C during the day and 2°C at night
- From April to June, the average during the day is 20°C, whilst the average at night is 4°C
- July to September has daytime averages of 22°C with night-time averages of 8°C
- Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 16°C and night-time averages of 1°C
- Average annual rainfall for Scarborough is 511.70 millimetres
- Usually August and July are the hottest months with an average of 21°C, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 2°C
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