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Places To Visit In And Around Scarborough

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS - WALKING DISTANCE

Scarborough Castle
Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY

Castle

With over 2,500 years of turbulent history behind it, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between the north and south bays, with sheer drops to the sea. Before the castle was built, this natural fortress was favoured by prehistoric settlers before serving as a Roman signal station and Viking haven.

This spectacular castle has also endured sieges from medieval kings and Civil War armies, and German naval bombardment during WWII. Today you can climb to the battlement viewing platforms for dramatic coastline views, and take tea in the 18th-century Master Gunner's House.

It is said that King Richard III enjoyed the view from the battlements so much so that he still walks them today!

Tel: 01723 372451 :: www.english-heritage.org.uk/yorkshire


South Bay
Scarborough, YO11 1PD

Southbay

South Bay is a sandy beach with rock pools at low tide near the Spa. Unlike the quieter North Bay beach the South Bay is home to a strip of amusement arcades and attractions such as Luna Park and the Big Wheel. There are also numerous place to eat, snack and drink. The beach is often very busy in summer and there are deckchairs for hire and donkey rides.

The beach is patrolled by an RNLI qualified lifeguard service during the summer season


North Bay
Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Northbay

North Bay is a sandy beach with rocky outcrops to the north which become isolated at high tide and provide rock pool areas at low tide. To the south, there is a flat sandy area which leads onto rock armour and continues around the headland to South Bay. The main road around the headland runs parallel to the beach with ample parking provided. The beach is used by a wide range of users, from families through to recreational water sports.enthusiasts, with there being a number of beach chalets available for hire.

The beach is patrolled by an RNLI qualified lifeguard service during the summer season


Scarborough Harbour
Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PD

harbour

The harbour is situated under the Castle Headland in the South Bay. It is formed by three piers, the outer harbour being set aside for leisure activities while most of the port communal activities take place in the main or old harbour.


Peasholm Park
North Bay, Scarborough, YO12 7TR

peasholm

Peasholm Park is an oriental themed park offering a beautiful system of streams and waterfalls, mini bridges and mystical gardens. There is a vast array of wildlife including an abundance of tame grey squirrels. Don't forget your peanuts!

Peasholm Park has a tranquil lake and in the summer months people can hire boats of all sorts to enjoy the water at close quarters. Boats include traditional rowing boats and canoes but pedaloes with dragon heads are available too. Peasholm Park is a haven of tranquility in our North Bay, unless the battle ships are taking pot shots at one another! At times during the summer season, war breaks out on the Lake when 20ft replica boats recreate the tensions of a battle at sea.

www.peasholmpark.com


Scarborough Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary
Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP

Sealife

Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary will take you on a journey beneath the waves and introduce you to many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Views of everything from humble starfish to mighty sharks.

Take an amazing voyage beneath the waves when you visit Scarborough SEA LIFE and Marine Sanctuary.

Also at Scarborough Sea Life:
- Rockpool Discovery - hold a crab or touch a starfish
- 150 different species of fish
- Underwater tunnel
- Meet our resident otters, seals and penguins
- Regular talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day
- Restaurant and gift shop
- Outdoor picnic area

Tel: 01723 373414 :: www.sealife.co.uk/scarborough


Rotunda Museum of Geology
Vernon Road, Scarborough, YO11 2NN

Rotunda

A great all weather attraction. Interactive displays offer a fascinating insight into Scarborough's Dinosaur Coast, the town's history and the story of William Smith, "the father of English Geology".

The Rotunda is the 2nd oldest purpose-built museum in Britain. The museum has been a focal point for geology and local history enthusiasts ever since. The first floor Shell Gallery focuses on research and 21st century developments whilst the Dinosaur Coast Gallery offers bright, colourful and family friendly hands on experience of our coastline and its treasures.

Tel: 01723 353665 :: www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/rotunda-museum/


Scarborough Art Gallery
The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW

Art Gallery

The Gallery tells the story of Scarborough through art: its history, the influence of the sea, and portraits & fashion. The 2012 Fears, Foes & Faeries exhibition explores English folklore & charms.

Scarborough Art Gallery, an Italianate villa built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent, houses Scarborough's fine art collection. The Gallery has a lively temporary exhibition programme that features contemporary work by professional artists. Our programme also includes talks and holiday activities for families.

Tel: 01723 384503 :: www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/scarborough-art-gallery/


Alpamare Water Park
28 Burniston Rd, Scarborough YO12 6PH

Alpamare

All the way from the Alps, Alpamare Scarborough is a waterpark like no other.If you love adventure, it's time to experience the biggest, the fastest, the wettest, the warmest, the cleanest, the waviest, the newest, the funnest, the most unlike-any-waterpark you've seen before waterpark.

Tel: 01723 861431 :: www.alpamare.co.uk



ATTRACTIONS - FURTHER AFIELD: NORTH

Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey, Whitby, YO22 4JT

Alpamare

Whitby Abbey with it's gaunt, imposing remains, recently named Britain's most romantic ruin is set high on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby. Founded in 657 by St Hilda, Whitby Abbey has over the years been a bustling settlement, a king's burial place, the setting for a historic meeting between Celtic and Roman clerics, the home of saints including the poet Caedmon, and inspiration for Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Discover how over 2,000 years of history make the Abbey one of England's most important archaeological sites. And at the interactive visitor centre your family can view archaeological finds spectacular audio-visual displays.

Tel: 01947 603568 :: www.english-heritage.org.uk


North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Step back in time with Britain's most popular heritage steam railway. Enjoy stunning scenery along 18 miles of railway through the National Park. Daily running from end March to End Oct 2010. Also Pullman dining services operate at evenings and weekends throughout the year. Voted Best Visitor Attraction winner 2007 & 2009 by the Moors & Coast Tourism Partnership.

Tel: 01751 472508 :: www.nymr.co.uk


Pesky Husky Trekking
The Meeting House, Staintondale, Scarborough, YO13 0EL

Pesky Husky Trekking is your chance to become an integral member of that team. With our expert instruction on our purpose built circuit, you can become a "musher" for a few hours. You will also learn about the breeds' history.

Prices include hire of safety equipment, and supervised trekking along our training circuit and public right of ways, where permission is given. Also available, if you have a husky or two of your own hire the circuit and equipment and try them out yourself. Prices from 20.

Tel: 01723 870521 :: www.peskyhusky.co.uk



ATTRACTIONS - FURTHER AFIELD: WEST

Castle Howard
Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

Alpamare

Magnificent 18th century house situated in breathtaking parkland, dotted with temples, lakes statues and fountains; plus formal gardens, woodland garden and ornamental vegetable garden. Inside the House guides share stories of the house, family and collections, while outdoor-guided tours reveal the secrets of the architecture and landscape.

Tel: 01653 648444 :: www.castlehoward.co.uk


Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo
Kirby Misperton, YO17 6UX

One price family adventure park with over 100 rides and attractions including the UK's only motorbike launch rollercoaster, the free falling cliff hanger and Kamali, the suspended looping rollercoaster. There is also 5 family shows plus the UK's largest privately owned zoo, home to many exotic species including giraffes, lions rhinoceros and tigers.

Tel: 0800 4088840 :: www.flamingoland.co.uk


Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest
Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, YO18 7LT

Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a 'Rigg and Dale' landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.

A 9-mile scenic drive with car parks, picnic places, waymarked walks including Habitat Trail, orienteering course. A haven for walking, mountain biking and home to adventure assault course Go Ape.

Tel: 01751 460295 :: www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest


Eden Camp Museum
Junction of A169, Malton, YO17 6RT

Award winning museum, housed within an orginal Prisoner of War Camp, containing extensive exhibitions and displays that tell the story of World War 2.

Housed in an original Prisoner of War Camp, a visit to our unique, award-winning museum will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. Experience the sights and sounds and even the smells of both the Home Front and Front Line in a series of expertly recreated scenes and tableaux. The Museum also houses a large display of military vehicles and equipment including tanks, artillery pieces, aircraft, mini submarines, air raid shelters and a Prefab.

Tel: 01653 697777 :: www.edencamp.co.uk


Wolds Way Lavender
Deer Park Farm, Sandy Lane, Wintringham, YO17 8HW

Set within mile from the Wolds Way Walk, surrounded by mature woodland, on the northern edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds. Wolds Way Lavender and Herb Farm is a wonderful and relaxing place to visit. The family run 12 acre site is currently planted with over six acres of lavender ranging from rich hues of purple to the purest white.

There are over 120 different types of lavenders and herbs growing which when in flower, paint an incredible splash of colour across the site. Along the borders wild flowers abound adding to the colour as does the abundance of wildlife that has made the site their home. A leisurely stroll around the site reveals the amazing differences from one variety of lavender to another.

Tel: 01944 758641 :: www.woldswaylavender.co.uk


Yorkshire Lavender
Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, YO60 6PB

lavender

Visit Yorkshire Lavender - the North of England's triple award-winning visitor attraction, lavender farm and gardens all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Visit our award-winning Gardens, The Wibbly Wobbly Way, The Lynne Goodwill Memorial Garden, Deer Park, Sculpture Park and probably the largest hillside Snakes and Ladders in Yorkshire - fun for all the family!

Tel: 01653 648008 :: www.yorkshirelavender.com



ATTRACTIONS - FURTHER AFIELD: SOUTH

RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

Bempton

One of England's top wildlife attractions. Over 200,000 nesting seabirds, including gannets and puffins, from April - September. Visitor Centre, shop, refreshments, toilets, nature trail and spectacular cliff top walks throughout the year.

On a visit to this wonderful site, you are guaranteed grandstand views as an amazing wildlife story unfolds and the birds nest and raise their young. From the cliff-top path and our special viewpoints, you'll experience the sights, the sounds - and the smells - of life among one of the UK's largest and most important seabird colonies.

Tel: 01262 851179 :: www.rspb.org.uk


Betton Farm Visitor Centre / Animal Farm
Racecourse Road, East Ayton, YO13 9HT

Betton Animal Farm in East Ayton is a great place for your children to play and learn. You'll have a great time exploring the farm and paddocks, and getting to know all the animals. Meet Henry the goat and pet the donkeys, Shetland ponies and horses. Play hands-on with rabbits and guinie pigs. They have a large selection of toy tractors, a sand-pit and play equipment for both younger and older children.

Tel: 01723 863143 :: http://www.bettonfarm.org.uk/


Stained Glass Centre
Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TP

Valerie Green is the fourth generation of the Lazenby family to carry on the traditional craft of manufacturing and restoring stained glass windows. The studio specialises in design and manufacture of stained glass panels. lampshades, mirrors and gifts. The exhibition charts the history of stained glass and illustrates how a window is made.

Pre-booked tours and talks are available for groups and courses are available.

Tel: 01723 581236 :: www.stainedglasscentre.co.uk


Country Park - Filey
Country Park, Church Cliff Drive, Filey, YO14 9ET

Here at Country Park you are able to park your car and take a walk along the cliff top admiring the sea views. To keep the little ones entertained there is a play park.


Crescent Gardens, Filey
The Crescent, Filey, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the newly built bandstand.


Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park
East Lea Farmhouse, Scarborough Road, Filey, YO14 9PG

With 5 acres to explore, you can feed the animals, have fun on the adventure trail, learn wildlife facts, or just relax in beautiful gardens whilst watching exotic birds. Whatever your age come and discover this Award-Winning Park.

Opened in 2008, this family-run park has been attractively designed to create a visitor attraction that appeals to people of all ages and abilities. You can meet and feed a variety of friendly animals in their spacious paddocks - from giant rabbits to woolly alpacas, spotty pigs and miniature ponies. Watch the ducks and geese splashing in the ponds or 'talk' to the turkeys and hear them gobble back to you!

Tel: 01723 514439 :: www.fileybirdgarden.com


Glen Gardens - Filey
West Avenue, Filey, YO14 9JL

Spend your time relaxing in the peaceful Glen Gardens, these fantastic gardens offer the perfect retreat for family picnics. Glen Gardens boasts a fantastic open air boating lake, as well as a traditional play park.


Sky Dive GB
East Leys Farm, Grindale, Bridlington, YO16 4YB

Skydive GB is based just North of Bridlington, offering breathtaking views across the Yorkshire Coast as we jump from 10,000 feet.

Tel: 01262 228033 :: www.skydivegb.com



ATTRACTIONS - HEADING EAST

BEACH, FISHING & SURFING!!


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact Telma:
tmb183@hotmail.co.uk
07904 160767


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