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.
Beaches, Castles and Sea
Watch productions and performances by world-famous music acts at one of the largest outdoor theaters in Europe, a venue with a stage in an unusual setting.
Stroll through the majestic rooms of this Victorian venue for dances and orchestras and learn about its origins as a spa in the 1600s.
Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Peasholm Park, a popular green space in Scarborough. Stroll along the area's seaside or experience its acclaimed theatre scene.
Enjoy the tranquil setting of this spacious sandy haven flanked by a miniature railway and an aquarium with Humboldt penguins.
Delve through 3,000 years of history at the ruins of this headland castle with panoramic views of the North Sea.
Marvel at the dynamic setting of this traditional British coastal resort, where you will find arcade games, a harbor and boutiques.
Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones. Every step will reveal something new, from a face to face encounter with sharks to a hands-on rock-pool experience.
Explore the coastline, stop off and have a picnic or maybe take a dip. What better way to see the jurassic coastline of the East Coast We only do sit-on-top kayak as these are perfect for exploring, very stable and easy to use – you won’t need any previous experience.
Paddleboarding is a relatively new surfing phenomenon that adds a whole new dimension to riding waves and exploring our stunning coastline.
The tour departs from opposite the Dean Court Hotel (near York Minster) at 9.00am and heads off into the Vale of York, where you will pass by and learn the history of the famous Kilburn White Horse hill figure on the boundary of the National Park.
Entrance to 300 year old Castle, Howard explore the house aided by knowledgeable guides, who are full of stories about the house, it's many treasures and the family who still live here to this day.
Explore the famous area of the North York Moors National Park. Famed for the largest area of heather moorland in England, there is much more than meets the eye.