Scarborough

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South Bay Beach featuring a coastal town, a beach and heritage architecture
Gaze up at the iconic limestone cliffs rising from the North Sea in this lively town with a history of explorers.

Scarborough is a coastal town full of traditions, family activities and historic landmarks. It has pleasant beaches with amusement arcades and pubs that attract visitors during summer. Learn about the apprenticeship of one of Europe’s foremost explorers in this port commune.

Among the town’s most historic attractions is the North Bay Railway, which has been running for almost a century. Take the kids on a ride on the miniature railway and learn to control the train yourself. Discover the complex’s range of fun activities, allowing you to walk on water in a hamster ball and balance as you cross elevated ropes and beams.

Rent a boat for a serene trip around the lake in Peasholm Park. It features a hilltop pagoda on an island in the lake. Gather around the lake for a concert or naval warfare battle.

Several beaches surround the town the main two are North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach. Relish the tranquility around the wild terrain of North Bay. Near South Bay, visit the pubs, bars and boutiques facing the sea.

Spend hours looking around the fascinating exhibits in the Captain Cook Memorial Museum. Learn about James Cook and his adventures into a world unknown to Europeans. The museum is based in the house where he served as an apprentice.

Try local specialties, such as fish and chips and other seafood at a restaurant overlooking the town’s limestone cliffs and the North Sea. The locals are known as Scarborians. Enjoy the warm summers with a trip to the beach. Wrap up warm in the windy winter.

The town in Yorkshire County is on the North Sea coast in northeastern England. It is near the cities of York, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Hull. Drive north for 4 or 5 hours from London to reach the coastal town.

Scarborough is a place of thrilling family adventure based around the traditions of the seafaring explorers from the past.

Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
3 out of 5
St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, England, YO11 2ET
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £35 per night from 15 Aug to 16 Aug
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Scarborough. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a beach locale. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in ...
2.5/5 (1,222 reviews)
"Once the best hotel in Scarborough, it still benefits from a magnificent setting with fantastic view from the terrace and a great central location."

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2022

Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel
3.5 out of 5
St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, England, YO11 2HE
The price is £49 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Scarborough. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.2/5 (999 reviews)
"The grand style of the property and that it is being looked after. Would have liked the pool to be open."

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2022

The Royal Hotel
Bike & Boot
Bike & Boot
3.5 out of 5
Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough, England, YO11 2HA
The price is £82 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Scarborough. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (221 reviews)
Definitely the place to stay in Scarborough
"Really enjoyed stay after getting over self checkin. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Room spacious light and modern, fridge was added bonus and minibar rates good. Great shower and comfy bed. Did not know only continental breakfast available but very good selection so fine. Totally really dog ..."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

Bike & Boot
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The Copper Horse Cottages
The Copper Horse Cottages
4 out of 5
Main Street, Seamer, Scarborough, England, YO12 4PS
The price is £161 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star cottage in Scarborough. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Open Air Theatre ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (65 reviews)
"Fantastic property. Well equipped, exceptionally clean as in a lovely village location."

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2022

The Copper Horse Cottages
The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
5 out of 5
Unit 6, Kepwick House, Peasholm Gap, Scarborough, England, YO12 7TN
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Scarborough. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (98 reviews)
Good place to stay
"Very comfortable room with a balcony. Located near to a couple of places to eat which were very good. Good location for the open air theatre. Staff very helpful. Ideal for the sandy beach just a few steps away."

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2022

The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
The Helaina Luxury Apartments
The Helaina Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
14 Blenheim Terrace, Scarborough, England, YO12 7HF
Stay at this 4-star beach apartment in Scarborough. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and an in-room DVD player. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (27 reviews)
"Very nice appartement. We were 3 and had everything we need. Some very good restaurant near by, coop and gas few steps away and easy driving to York. We would definitively come back."

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2022

The Helaina Luxury Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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