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  • I would recommend Scarborough to anybody that wants to experience the hospitality of real England, away from the hassle of city life

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      I challenge anyone to find a more quirky town than one which allows its school children a day off each year to partake in ‘Skipping day’; or celebrates Boxing Day by watching its youth trying to knock each other off homemade rafts in the freezing harbour with bags of flour. The beautiful town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire has such traditions oozing from its 1000 year old pores.

      Nestled snugly between the emotional North Sea and the rugged beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors, the invading Vikings saw the location as the ideal haven to moor their long ships.

      The great chief


      Skarthi founded the town which would bear his name in the shadow of the long since abandoned signalling station erected on the cliff tops by the Romans years before.

      Between then and now the town has been speckled with influential historical events including the erection of the ‘impenetrable’ 12th century castle, not taken until the invention of cannons in the civil war.

      In more recent times, the town was Britain’s original seaside resort, a result of the healing spa waters imbibed by the rich and famous to cure a variety of ailments, one of the most famous of which was Emily Bronte ...


      • who is buried in the town.

        Scarborough’s proud past is echoed throughout the town but the town can be equally proud of the present.

        From the multitude of impeccably manicured and fascinating museums and art galleries to the water park, golf courses, shopping centres and fun fairs, and that is to not even mention the Stephen Joseph Theatre, home of many premiers of the countries most prolific playwright Alan Bennet and one of the worlds most successful living playwrights Alan ayckbourn.

        Scarborough clearly maintains a perfect balance of tradition and progress.

        The founding fathers of the town were no doubt enchanted by

        the natural beauty of this unique coastal area and there is little chance of this appeal diminishing.

        With the North Yorkshire Moors on the doorstep and the Cleveland way passing through along the coast, the possibilities for exploration of the natural beauty of the area are huge.

        I would recommend Scarborough to anybody that wants to experience the hospitality of real England, away from the hassle of city life.

        A place for children to play on miles of golden sand on two beaches, adults to enjoy the entertainment benefits of a vibrant but homely atmosphere and everyone to enjoy the rugged natural beauty of the Yorkshire coast.




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