Places to visit in Scarborough

Visit Scarborough and its two sweeping sandy beaches, rugged castle ruins, and museums for rain days. There’s plenty to do in Scarborough. Take a boat trip off shore to meet lazy seal colonies, surf in the North Sea or chug through the North York Moors on a traditional steam train. Follow dinosaur footprints on North and South Bays, then see the real things fossilised in the geology museum. The fair in the folk song made famous by Simon and Garfunkel may no longer exist but there’s still a traditional market hall packed with produce and regular craft fairs.

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Enjoy a magical ride across the English countryside

With your day ticket in hand, hop on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and discover some of the best villages in UK between Pickering and Whitby.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Spend the night in your very own railway carriage

Why not make trainspotting your passion whilst staying in ‘Oscar’, a railway carriage permanently stationed at Cloughton railway station.

Location: Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Experience the locations that have inspired great literature

The constantly changing scenery, dramatic landscapes and distinctive character of Yorkshire’s people have all been sources of literary inspiration.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Sit back with a picnic and enjoy the view

Rest your feet and enjoy your picnic whilst overlooking the beautiful scenery of the North Yorkshire coast.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Enjoy camping in style at Falcon Forest Glamping

Relax, unwind and have time to think during an autumn break at Falcon Forest Glamping on the Yorkshire Coast.

Location: Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

October Events: Party hard at England's biggest indoor world music festival

Take a journey through the world of music at Whitby’s annual Musicport Festival, an event full of excellent live music and cultural diversity.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

August events: Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

The annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and has played host to some great cricketers over the years.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Saddle up for windswept romance on the Yorkshire coast

When it comes to romantic things to do, it’s doesn’t get much better than a windswept horse ride, followed by retreating to a cosy lodge.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Savour family fun in sandy Scarborough

If you’re looking for good old-fashioned fun that's easy on the wallet, you might want to consider Scarborough beach, also known as the “St Tropez of the North”.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Mermaids, dinosaurs and pirate adventure on the Yorkshire Coast

Hunt for fossils on the beach or solve the mermaid mystery and sail on a pirate ship. Go on a dinosaur walk or explore the Maritime Trail.

Location: Scarborough, North/East Yorkshire

July events: Chomp on fresh seafood at Seafest Maritime Festival

Celebrate Scarborough’s seafood heritage by filling your hamper with some of the best food from local suppliers and heading for the beach.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Explore, learn and discover on the Dinosaur Coast

Find your own fossils and discover what it was like to live 180 million years ago.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Taste fresh seafood fished straight out of the harbour

Overlooking Scarborough’s harbour, this spacious restaurant serves the very best seafood dishes and the finest fish and chips on the seafront.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Get beside the seaside for the Coastival arts festival

Be part of Scarborough’s three-day celebration of all things music, theatre, dance, film and art.

Location: Scarborough, Yorkshire

Enjoy days out with the kids at Playdale Farm

Have a fun day with the family meeting some farmyard friends, and playing indoors and out.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

See A-listers perform at Europe’s largest open air theatre

Elton John, Jessie J; you might think you’re reading the line up for a big city gig, think again.The stars flock to Scarborough.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Dive into an underwater world at SEA LIFE Scarborough

Discover a magical underwater world at one of North Yorkshire's best family attractions.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Be royalty for a day at Scarborough Castle

Take an audio tour around the Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from the headland of the North Yorkshire Coast and have tea in a historic building.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Escape on a seaside holiday where the beach is never far away

Explore the magnificent Yorkshire coastline, just a stone’s throw away from the Flower of May Holiday Park with its gold-standard caravans.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Watch a performance by the Scarborough Spa Orchestra

Hear the UK’s last remaining professional seaside orchestra in the surroundings of the Grand Spa.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Waterfalls, row boats and a pagoda in Peasholm Park

Explore this beautiful Grade II listed oriental themed garden, set on the site of a medieval manor house with many activities to enjoy.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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