The Maynard Hotel, Scarborough

Things to do in Scarborough

The jewel of the Yorkshire coastline

Scarborough is the original seaside resort; stunning scenery, glorious beaches, loads to see and do - is it any wonder that people have been flocking to Scarborough for nearly 400 years now?

You can still immerse yourself in Scarborough's history with Scarborough Castle and the Rotunda Museum of Geology. You could venture down to the seafront to enjoy the traditional amusement arcades, ice cream parlours, shellfish stalls and beach huts.

Outdoor adventures can be found in numbers: try boating in Peasholm Park; take a ride on the miniature railway; be daring on the Sky Trail Adventure bridge and beam course; splash about at the world class Alpamare Waterpark and make friends with the penguins at Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary.

But despite its rich history, Scarborough doesn't live in the past. The town is constantly innovating to keep its place as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK.


Scarborough is a vibrant town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire. To the north of Scarborough is the North York Moors National Park, to the west are the Dales and to the south are the Wolds.

Scarborough lies behind two magnificent sandy bays, divided by a headland on which stands the remains of a 12th century castle. Within the town some 383 acres of land have been laid out as parks and public gardens. Scarborough provides numerous facilities for the entertainment of visitors to the town. The Spa complex, indoor bathing pools, Alpamare outdoor swimming complex, miniature railway, tennis courts, Alexandra indoor bowls centre, bowling greens, putting greens and cliff lifts, together with cafes and shops. In addition, the Art Gallery, Wood End Natural History Museum, Rotunda Archaeological Museum and 2 Sports Centres have been provided for the benefit of the town.