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The Spa Bridge and Scarborough's south bay beach on a sunny day.Scarborough, Britain’s first seaside resort, has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still as popular as ever.


Scarborough is a great a place to stay for a holiday or short break. Whether you are looking for a fun family UK getaway or a romantic weekend away, as a holiday destination, Scarborough has it all!


Boasting some of the country’s cleanest and most beautiful beaches, the safe, sandy, award-winning North Bay and South Bay beaches are broken by a rocky headland on which stands a reminder of the past, the historic Scarborough Castle.


Often considered the Queen of the Yorkshire Coast, Scarborough offers first class attractions alongside a fantastic range of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. With it's close proximity to Dalby: the 'Great Yorkshire Forest', the Yorkshire Wolds and The North York Moors National Park, a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, ancient woodland and historic sites, the town of Scarborough presents itself as an ideal base from which to explore one of Britain's most diverse and exciting regions.


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Whatever you decide to do or wherever you decide to go, you can be assured that you will always receive that warm Yorkshire welcome.

Where to Stay in Scarborough

A room with a sea view at the ambassador hotel, Scarborough.We can help you plan and book your short break, weekend stay or holiday on the coast. Take a look at the many high quality accredited accommodation Hotels, Bed & Breakfast, Guest Houses, Cottages and Farms around Scarborough on our Scarborough Accommodation pages.


Inspected accommodation in and around Scarborough cover all types of budget including economy, premium and luxury hotels and B&Bs and guest houses. From last minute bookings, weekend breaks to longer holidays on the coast, Scarborough offers a fantastic variety of 3 star and 4 star hotel and guest star rated, accredited and inspected accommodation, offering family rooms, en-suite facilities - in fact everything for that special Yorkshire visit!


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Family fun at the Sea Life Centre! Copyright Richard Wood.There really is something for the whole family to enjoy in Scarborough. Visit the peaceful North Bay with it's iconic brightly painted chalets and take a journey beneath the waves to discover the creatures of our seas at Scarborough SEA LIFE and Marine Sanctuary. Learn more about the work done to preserve the wildlife habitat and also to protect marine life. Enter the Seal Rescue Centre and come face to face with rescued seal pups from our rugged coastline.


Scarborough's South Bay offers something completely different. Often considered the 'busier' of the two bays, the South Bay is littered with activities for all to enjoy. From traditional seaside activities such as making sandcastles on the beach, to swimming, surfing and sailing, Scarborough's South Bay is a hive of activity. For those who are looking for a spot of light refreshment or an escape from the sun, dive into one of the many cafes, amusements, bars and bistros nestled along Foreshore Road and Sandside.


As a holiday resort, Scarborough offers a great choice of high street shops and boutiques. The Brunswick Centre is a prestigious all-weather shopping centre with a department store and thirty-five other retail outlets. The Centre is located in Scarborough’s pedestrianised shopping precinct, which, with the surrounding streets, has many individual boutiques, specialist shops and inviting cafes and bars.


By night you will be spoilt for choice with three fantastic theatres, each offering something different. The most famous is the Stephen Joseph Theatre, home of playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Music lovers can visit Europe's largest open air theatre, the Scarborough OAT, or Scarborough's historic Spa Complex, home of the only remaining seaside orchestra. Whilst in the summer months, Peasholm Park, recently voted as TripAdvisor's 6th best park in the UK, offers some fabulous open air concerts courtesy of Scarborough Spa Orchestra and special guests.


Scarborough is also proud to be the home of many festivals, including Seafest, the iconic Scarborough Jazz Festival, Bike Week, Cycling, Scarborough Fayre, the UK Pro Surf Championships and the Scarborough Cricket Festival - providing you with year round events...the Yorkshire Coast truly is The Festival Coast!


The town also boasts many quality restaurants, each serving a variety of fresh local produce. The restaurants cater for all tastes with everything from seafood and a la carte establishments to Italian, Greek, Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisine.


Scarborough Tourist Information Centre also create information sheets for visitors and residents..


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