Scarborough

Travel Guide
South Bay Beach featuring a beach, a coastal town 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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$55 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in Scarborough City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Spa. South Bay ...
2.2/5 (961 reviews)
"The Grand is a great historic hotel. Lovely iconic building. Well worth a visit."

Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2021

Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel
3.5 out of 5
St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$73 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in Scarborough City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of South Bay Beach and Scarborough Spa. North Bay Beach and Scarborough Open ...
3.1/5 (948 reviews)
"It’s not modern but it’s decent and has character. It’s a treasure to preserve heritage hotels. Give them a chance. You’re not getting the four seasons but it’s not bad at all for the price."

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2022

The Royal Hotel
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
4 out of 5
The Esplanade, Scarborough, England
The price is AU$130 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Nestled on the beach, this Scarborough hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Spa Cliff Lift and Scarborough Spa. South Bay Beach and North Bay Beach are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (806 reviews)
"Lovely hotel, have stayed before but it's beginning to lose it's edge. Shame really as it's ideally located."

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2021

Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
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The Laughing Seagull flat in Scarborough near to the Railway station
The Laughing Seagull flat in Scarborough near to the Railway station
Flat 2, 3 Beulah Terrace, Scarborough, ENG
The price is AU$162 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Falsgrave and Scarborough Spa. South Bay Beach and North Bay Beach are also within 2 miles ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Excellent
"It was very clean and tidy, we felt really comfortable and welcome in this property.Very convenient location, perfect contact with the owner."

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2021

The Laughing Seagull flat in Scarborough near to the Railway station
The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
5 out of 5
Unit 6, Kepwick House, Peasholm Gap, Scarborough, England
Nestled on the beach, this Scarborough aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of North Bay Beach and Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Alpamare and South Bay Beach ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (91 reviews)
"Amazing property with the best views of the beech."

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2021

The Sands - Sea Front Apartments
The Copper Horse Cottages
The Copper Horse Cottages
4 out of 5
Main Street, Seamer, Scarborough, England
The price is AU$198 per night from 8 Feb. to 9 Feb.
Situated in Scarborough, this cottage is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from North York Moors National Park and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Oliver's Mount Racing. South Bay Beach ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (52 reviews)
"Lovely spacious cottage which was well equipped. The local pub (Copper Horse) and fish and chip shop were both excellent. Quality towels and bed linen."

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2021

The Copper Horse Cottages
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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