To help you have an unforgettable staycation, we’ve come up with a list of reasons why you should visit Scarborough, what you should do there and where you should stay. We hope this gives you some holiday inspiration…
Why choose Scarborough?
Sandwiched between the sea and the countryside
Scarborough is famously a seaside resort, situated on the North Yorkshire coast. It attracted 1.4 million visitors per year between 2013 and 2015, one-third of the amount of visitors London received and this resulted in Scarborough Council commenting that the area was “really punching above its weight.” Scarborough attracts more and more tourists each year, perhaps as a result of the unique contrast of areas Scarborough has to offer. You could be eating an ice cream on the beach and walking on the Yorkshire Moors in the same afternoon.
Variety of day trips on offer
Scarborough is not just close to the Yorkshire Moors, but it neighbours a whole range of places that North Yorkshire has to offer. It is close to the city of York, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Bridlington, all perfect for a day trip out and accessible by car, train or bus.
Scarborough is not short of history, and Scarborough Castle hosts a range of events all year round for children and adults alike. Visit the Rotunda Museum of Geology, the second oldest purpose-built museum in Britain, which celebrates the local geology and history of Scarborough.
Activities for the whole family
Scarborough offers a whole range of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Visit the Alpamare Waterpark or the Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary on a wet day. You can even go surfing in the North Sea with one of the surf schools. There is a Go Ape at Dalby Forest, and the Yorkshire Moors offer a variety of walking and cycling routes for the whole family. Scarborough is also home to the longest running sports festival anywhere in the world, the annual Cricket Festival, held in August.
Where to stay:
As an increasingly popular tourist destination Scarborough who has a whole range of accommodation to suit every need and every budget. Here are some of our favourites:
For a traditional trip away you might consider staying in one of Scarborough’s luxury hotels. Whether you want a sea view or to be overlooking the Yorkshire Moors, Scarborough has the right hotel for you.
Self-catered accommodation is great if you are looking for more flexibility. This allows you to stick to your own schedule and cater to all your party’s dietary requirements.
For a cheaper and often more central option, you could consider staying at a hostel. They are a great way to meet new people, and they do offer private as well as shared dormitories.
B&Bs in Scarborough are a great way to find your home away from home while benefitting from the local knowledge of your host. Your host will tell you all the best local places to go, and you will return to home comforts and a home cooked breakfast.
We hope this has given you some inspiration for a trip to explore everything Scarborough has to offer. You won’t be disappointed!