Scarborough, Britain's first ever seaside resort, has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still as popular as ever. Scarborough is a great place to stay for a holiday or short break, with the safe and sandy North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach broken by a rocky headland on which stands a reminder of the past, the historic Scarborough Castle. With a population of around 50,000, Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast and we absolutely love it! Here’s a quick guide to the best stuff on offer in this town.
Getting in to Scarborough by car is probably your best bet and so if you can persuade a couple of the boys to drive, you’re sorted. Once you’ve travelled to the North, take the A64 from Leeds and York and then take the Bridlington junction to avoid weekend and holiday traffic – it’s a breathtaking scenic view, too.
You can easily take the hourly TransPennine express from York, Leeds or Manchester. If you’re travelling in from other parts of the country, you’ll need to change at one of these cities.
If you’re travelling in from the London area, you might want to consider taking the once daily National Express service which runs for just a couple of pounds though – it does take a good while though, so be warned!
If you’re in need of a little extra entertainment when you’re away, Scarborough can certainly deliver.
As the home of Alan Auckbourn, it’s hardly surprising that there’s plenty of theatrical goings on here in Scarborough. Here at the Stephen Jospeh, you and the boys can see comedy, original plays, the Ayckbourn Ensemble and a whole variety of great performances throughout the year.
This one’s a little bit different – it’s outdoors! The open air theatre in Scarborough is home to all the biggest visiting acts from Boyzone and Status Quo to Jessie J and McBusted.
Sometimes, a chilled out trip to the cinema for the latest flick is just what you all need. Grab some popcorn, a ridiculously large drink of cola and settle down for a couple of hours of entertainment! Find the Hollywood Plaza on the North Marine Road.
When you and the boys are by the coast, it’s time to forget all about that healthy eating plan and indulge your sweet tooth.
Scarborough is famous for its sweet treats, in particular rock. Buy a stick of it, preferably with the word ‘Scarborough’ running through it. There’s even a museum of rock in this town – but we wouldn’t blame you if you gave that one a miss…
Because Scarborough is on the coast, it’s hardly surprising that the seafood is absolutely excellent. Whether you go for the battered variety, some seaside whelks and shrimps or something a little more fancy in a restaurant, you can be sure that it’s fresh and delicious!
Okay, so you don’t really need us to tell you that ice-cream tastes good on the beach but when you’re in Scarborough, be sure to try out a scoop of delicious local Mr. Moo’s or the Yorkshire Dales brand.