Local Area Information

SCARBOROUGH is rightly called 'QUEEN OF THE YORKSHIRE COAST' and was Britain's first ever seaside resort.  Overlooking the North and South bays with their sandy beaches stands Scarborough's historic castle.  The town is home to the Stephen Joseph Theatre where Alan Ayckbourn premieres all his plays.

SCARBOROUGH (www.hightidemagazine.com for up to date info) 

www.scarborough.uk.net - for lots of information on entertainment, restaurants etc in the local areaa

SCARBOROUGH 360 is an online resource where you can take a 360 degree view of many Scarborough attractions including the beach, the castle, the Sealife Centre, the North bay, the Marina, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Hairy Bob's Skatepark and much more 


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STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE - plays by Ayckbourn and others 'in the round' with a cinema and restaurant also www.sjt.uk.com

OPEN AIR THEATRE - opened in Summer 2010 having been refurbished and now the biggest open air theatre in Europe with major artists and productions visiting throughout the season www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

SEA LIFE CENTRE - great all year family attraction at Scalby Mills with lots of sea creatures and a seal rescue centre http: //www.visitsealife.com/Scarborough/

 SCARBOROUGH CASTLE - English Heritage site with regular events and fantastic views of the sea and town www.english-heritage.org.uk

ROTUNDA MUSEUM - recently renovated and developed as the primary UK geology museum including early 1400-1600 BC skeleton of  'Gristhorpe Man' www.rotundamuseum.org.uk

SPA THEATRE - touring shows and artists throughout the year.  Home to the SPA ORCHESTRA which plays light music during the day in the Sun Court www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

PEASHOLM PARK - charming park on the Northside with gardens, walks, cafe, pleasure boats, concerts and firework displays and home to the long-running Summer Naval Warfare displays www.peasholmpark.com

GOLF - North and South Cliff Golf Clubs, Ganton Golf Club and Hunmanby Golf Club

SURFING - Learn to surf 01723 500467 www.scarboroughsurfschool.co.uk www.secretspot.co.uk

For Scarborough surf conditions click here: http://magicseaweed.com/Scarborough-Surf-Report/22/

SCARBOROUGH ART GALLERY - regular exhibitions and contains some famous works by ATKINSON GRIMSHAW www.scarboroughartgallery.co.uk

SOUTH CLIFF GARDENS - lovely cliff walks, Italian and Rose Gardens within a few minutes walk of the house.  Also worth visiting Shuttleworth Gardens opposite Holbeck Clock

SEA CRUISES - seal and puffin cruises and sunset cruises www.scarboroughpleasuresteamers.co.uk

CASINO - No dress code but photo ID required - 24 hour gambling and good food.  Royal Opera House Casino, St Thomas Street, Scarborough Tel:  01723 357941


WALKING - North Yorkshire Moors, Cleveland Way, Dalby Forest Trail, Wykeham Forest - many walks nearby too numerous to mention

DALBY FOREST TRAIL  - Beautiful forestry and visitor centre with concerts in the Summer(Will Young and Plan B appearing on 29th and 30th June 2012). Be aware that there is a toll which is currently £7 during the Summer months (£4 in Winter) www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

WHITBY - historic seaport and birthplace of Captain Cook.  Large scale replica of The Endeavour, St Hilda's Abbey and the inspiration for Bram Stoker's DRACULA www.whitby.co.uk

ROBIN HOODS BAY - unspoilt village with beach and rock pools

RAVENSCAR - National Trust site with old alum mine workings.  Great walks, tea shop and hotel with small challenging golf/pitch & putt course on the cliff top

BEMPTON CLIFFS - RSPB reserve with massive gannet colony, puffins, razorbills etc described as 'easily the best place in England to see, hear and smell seabirds' www.rspb.org.uk

YORK - historic Minster city with several great museums including NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM, theatres, shops and the ancient SHAMBLES cobbled streets

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY - Take steam train from Pickering to Goathland through the countryside where 'HEARTBEAT' was filmed www.nymr.co.uk

FLAMINGOLAND - theme park and zoo www.flamingoland.co.uk

CASTLE HOWARD - stunning stately home where BRIDESHEAD REVISITED  was filmed www.castlehoward.co.uk

GO APE! - High wire forest adventure with zip wires etc in Dalby Forest.  Great for adventurous adults and older children/teenagers (booking essential) www.goape.co.uk

BURTON AGNES HALL - Elizabethan stately home between Bridlington and Driffield. Attractive gardens, maze and very good art collection www.burton-agnes.co.uk