Find yourself face-to-face with gigantic outdoor sculptures

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Each face reveals a story as you meet the gigantic outdoor sculptures that span the width and breadth of the seaside resort.

Scarborough’s outdoor sculptures take you on a journey through its heritage - from portraying Women’s Freedom to celebrating the first soldiers that relieved the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

Discover Scarborough’s ‘Belles’, created by artist Craig Knowles. The ‘Bathing Belle’ located in the town centre shields her modesty, showing the constraints on women’s behaviour in the Victorian era, while the ‘Diving Belle’ on Lighthouse Pier, visible across the South Bay, represents the freedom now embraced.

Ray Lonsdale’s gigantic steel sculptures depict their own individual stories and histories. 'Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers', which imposes on the North Bay coastline, represents all the normal people that were pulled out of an ordinary life and forced into a very extraordinary and dangerous existence during the World Wars.

The ‘Tunny Fish’ on the East Pier on the South Bay and the ‘Smuggler and Apprentice’ located on Eastborough depict the maritime heritage of the town.


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Diving Belle at Scarborough HarbourDiving Belle at Scarborough Harbour © Courtesy of David Royle

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