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Scarborough is a popular town and traditional seaside resort on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. A pretty town with much to see, Scarborough’s most striking geographical feature is arguably a high rocky promontory pointing eastward into the North Sea, which supports the 11th century ruins of Scarborough Castle.

Scarborough features amongst its seaside views a sandy beach, cafes, amusements, arcades, theatres and entertainment facilities and is fast becoming the most popular tourist destination in the North of England.


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The town is also home to the Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary where you can see a number of aquatic creatures, such as sharks, seahorses and various other fish. Scarborough is easy to access, by the A64 road that terminates in the town centre, which links Scarborough with York and Leeds. The A19 and the A1 are probably the main tourist routes to the town. For a more scenic route to the town, the A165 is the coastal route bypassing a number of great attractions.

Scarborough Castle
Believed to be haunted by Richard III, this bruised and battered castle has wonderful view so the sea and surrounding countryside. (01723 372 451)

Art Gallery
Not only does this gallery display works from the 17th to 20th centuries it also has changing exhibitions that highlight local artists and craftspeople. If you fancy yourself a budding artist you can head to the basement and create your own masterpiece at the Crescent Arts Workshop. (01723 351 461)

Rotunda Museum
As the name suggests this circular building houses important geological and archaeological history. Located in Vernon Road. (01723 374 839)

Sea Life Centre and Marine Sanctuary
This really is a sanctuary for sick seals, but it also has many marine displays providing information on many sea creatures and their habitats. A highlight is the Turtle Reef display. (01723 376 125)

Church of St Marys
This medieval churches main claim to fame is that it is Anne Bronte’s resting place. Anne is the youngest of the famous literary sisters and she was buried here in 1849. Located near Scarborough Castle.







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