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Scarborough Tourist Information
A Local Tourist's Lowdown...

Scarborough Tourist Information

Find out more about Scarborough, Yorkshire. Get the Unofficial Guide Scarborough Tourist Information. Explore things to do, where to stay, eat, shop etc. Get a local tourist's lowdown...

scarborough tourist information view south bay, Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK

Where to Stay

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Your Scarborough Stories and Reviews

Our Scarborough Story

Scarborough Yorkshire fun on the beach

Scarborough is like an old friend to us… Ian used to live in nearby Harwood Dale and Burniston, and went to school and Sixth form in Scarborough.

Ian’s brother and sister both still live and work in Scarborough, so we have had plenty of opportunity to visit, and explore, over the years…

Ian and I do have a lot of memories, especially with family, of Scarborough, but have definitely taken the opportunity to take in the touristy sights and sounds… after all, when we met in 1997 I was a brand new tourist to Scarborough myself.

Ian introduced me to the town, and infused me with some of his passion for his home town… we can both introduce you, let you in on some unofficial Scarborough tourist information, and hope that you will soon come to love Scarborough (and the whole area) as much as we do…

Scarborough has actually got a lot to offer a visitor to the town, whether for British holidays, Victorian England holidays, weekend breaks or family days out in the UK.

Use our local knowledge to find out more interesting and personal Scarborough tourist information…

About Scarborough - Tourist Information

Scarborough is a proper, old-fashioned, seaside resort - perfect for those traditional, and fun-packed family holidays by the sea…

In fact, Scarborough was the very first seaside spa resort in England – dating from the mid 17th Century. You can find out more about this in the page on the history of Scarborough.

Scarborough Tourist information. View of the South Bay from Oliver's Mount

Scarborough has:

  • Wide, flat, soft, sandy beaches
    (2 large beaches: North Bay and South Bay)
  • Donkey rides
    The donkeys are beautiful, very cute, clean and well cared for.
  • A fun, (slightly cheesy) sea front, with all the usual trimmings and attractions:

    • delicious fish and chips
    • yummy candyfloss, rock and icecream
    • interesting gift shops
    • fun entertainments and amusements (don’t worry, the amusements aren’t overwhelming along the front – but they are just there if you are looking for them

    More about Scarborough Beach Resort

  • A town of history and culture

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