Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind

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These special sensory gardens are filled with strongly scented, fragrant plants and flowers in raised beds, which are particulary appreciated by the blind.

Within the gardens is a delightful miniature garden known as the fairy garden, which has its own gates and a fairy post box.

The gardens were originally privately owned by Alfred Shuttleworth who later donated these gardens to the town.

The gardens are situated opposite the Clock Tower on the Esplanade, and next to the Red Court residence, which was the location for the hospital in the filming of ITVs drama 'The Royal'.

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  • Disabled access
  • Facilities for visually impaired


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:
Coming in on the A165 from the South, turn right onto Wheatcroft Avenue, the road opposite the University. Take the next left onto Holbeck Hill and then the second right onto Esplanade Crescent. The garden is located around the bend on the left hand side opposite the clock tower.

Travelling from the A64, A170 or A171 north, follow signs to the Railway Station. With the station on your right, turn right at the lights and cross Valley Bridge. Take the second left along Albion Road. At the end turn right onto the Esplanade. The garden is located at the end of the Esplanade opposite the clock tower.

Accessible by Public Transport: Scarborough station is 1 mile away.

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind


Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY
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Tel01723 374079


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Opening Times

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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