Being the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast, Scarborough has been attracting tourists for nearly 400 years. Steeped in history and boasting award winning beaches, it’s no wonder visitors flock from far and wide. Scarborough is a perfect destination for a family day out by by the seaside, but there is more to it than just beautiful sandy beaches. Scarborough’s past has plenty on offer for those interested in history, from the Castle, built in the 1100s on the site of a Roman signal station, to the unique circular Rotunda Museum, one on the world’s oldest purpose-built museums.
There’s a good reason why Scarborough was probably the world’s first seaside resort, and has attracted thousands of families over the past 400 years – it’s just perfect for them. Two gorgeous golden beaches – one sparkling with attractions, the other quieter and more nostalgic, with vividly-coloured beach huts – and so much to do and see.
Scarborough’s town centre has all the usual high street favourites plus, down its picturesque side streets, such as Huntriss Row and Bar Street, a cornucopia of small independents selling everything from vintage clothing to food.