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"What remains is the holiday-resort atmosphere that ran away with the town in the 18th and 19th centuries, capitalising on Scarborough's natural spa waters." Lonely Planet
Scarborough is famous for its two beautiful beaches that draw a considerable crowd of holidaymakers each year. The third-largest town in North Yorkshire, Scarborough has a population of around 60,000. It used to be a medieval fishing village known for its natural spa waters. Nowadays, there are a few Victorian-style spa resorts and several luxury hotels.
TransPennine Express runs an hourly train service to Scarborough, with an onward connection to York, Leeds and Manchester. Northern Rail has a less frequent service to Scarborough that then goes to Bridlington.
One of the best places to visit is Southsea Common, a ten-acre open space where you'll also find Southsea Castle. One of King Henry VII's favourite hideaways; it is from this castle that he watched his vessel, the Mary Rose, sink into the ocean.
Most of the attractions in Scarborough are on the seafront, with a few in the town centre, a short walk inland. Scarborough Castle is the most prominent attraction in the city; rising majestically on top of the headland. Legend has it that Richard I loved this area's view so much that his ghost keeps coming back here.
It is also worth checking out the Sea Life Sanctuary. You get to see marine life up close in this family-friendly attraction, including colourful coral reefs, octopuses, seahorses, turtles, and other fascinating marine life creatures. If you fancy an educational experience, check out the Rotunda, a museum dedicated to the coastal geology of Northeast Yorkshire. It has yielded Britain's most significant dinosaur fossils.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you get a train to Scarborough?
You can get the train direct to Scarborough from York, Leeds and Liverpool.
What is Scarborough famous for?
Scarborough is famous for its beach and the various attractions that offers.