Scarborough Journals

Scarborough fair

A June 2002 trip to Scarborough by been there-again-again

Quote: Of all the resorts on the east coast of Yorkshire, Scarborough is the most sophisticated. It was a popular vacation place when ladies bathed in the sea in cabins and wore bathing suits down to their ankles and up to their necks. What would they have thought of todays bikini?

Scarborough fair

Overview

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Scarborough has two wide sandy beaches, divided by two harbours, the inner and the outer harbours. The south beach is lined with amusement centres, rock shops, cafes and cheap souvenier stalls. Around the harbour are numerous small stalls selling fresh mussels, shrimp and winkles (complete with a pin to extract them from their shells) The south beach has no such attractions but this is where the better hotels and rows of victorian town-houses converted into Bed and Breakfast establishments. The south beach boasts a long wide prom, which you can drive along at high tide. When the water sometimes breaks over in great waves you get a free car wash if you are not careful. Quick Tips: Peashol...Read More
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I first stayed in this hotel as a child and it hasn't changed a bit. Victorian splendor on the cliffs, overlooking the North Bay. Afternoon tea in the lobby, mostly older staff, probably were there when I was a child. All the rooms are large and decorated in traditional British style. Rather formal, don't sit around in your swim-suit! Formal dining room, great engish breakfast

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 17, 2002

Prince of Wales Hotel
2 Castle Road, North Cliff
Scarborough, England
01723 373517

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Scarborough is a fishing port so many of the cafes along the south prom. sell sea-food is all of its glory. Fish and Chips (with mushy peas of course) scampi, crab, mussels, clams, scallops, all fresh from the sea. Meat pie and chicken for non-fish lovers. All come with mountains of chips, made on the spot, usually with their skins on.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 17, 2002

Bills Fish and Chips
South Promanade
Scarborough, England

Yorkshire Belle

Attraction

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Small passenger boat, very sea-worthy, does trips around the bay, going south and viewing the white chalk cliffs of Flamborough with its many caves, and round the point and north to see Whitby, with the ruins of its great abbey siluetting the skyline. Usually there is live music onh board and a crowd out for a rollicing good time. The sea air is bracing and can be cool, bring a windproof jacket and a hat.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 17, 2002

Yorkshire Belle
Outer Harbour
Scarborough, England

Touring Yorkshire

Story/Tip

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Scarborough is an ideal location as a starting point or a place to stay while touring the great Yorkshire Moors with its tiny villages and dozens of great pubs. You can drive up to Whitby, down to Bridlington, across the moors to the Yorkshire dales and even over to the wonderful old city of York, all within a couple of hours drive. Car rentals and gas are expensive in the UK but distances between places are small so you can see a lot in one day. Don't miss Thirsk with its market square, old castle and best of all the museum home of James Heriot remember "All Creatures Great and Small" The house is an interactive museum, lots of fun for the kids and the movie set is still there. You can take ...Read More