Monday, May 21, 2012

The seaside town of Scarborough, England

Scarborough is a seaside town on the North Sea cost of North Yorkshire, a holiday destination which we visited many times as when we were children and which we recently revisited for a trip down memory lane. The town offers everything that you would expect of a seaside resort, a lovely long beach, great coastal views, slot machines, dodgems, fish and chips, putting greens and more.

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View towards the harbour and Scarborough Castle
The town has a spectacular setting above two beautiful white-sand bays, graced by a host of handsome buildings, built at various times during the reigns of Edward, Victoria and the four Georges. Over looking the harbour, Scarborough Castle dominates the landscape.

In these hard economic times, the town and its attractions offer all a young family could want to keep the kids entertained, relying perhaps on a little luck with the weather. Its situation close to other towns and cities in the area such as York and Whitby also make it a great place to spend a night if you are touring in the area. We stayed in the Crown Hotel which has a great location overlooking the bay, the rooms were comfortable and very clean and the breakfast was great. Parking is limited so try and book in advance, if not the hotel will give you a voucher which entitles you to free onstreet parking.

One thing for sure is that when you visit Scarborough you'll have a lot of fun, we did 30+ years ago, and nothing changed 30+ years later and the same pretty well applies to Scarborough.