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Top ten attractions in Scarborough

There is more to do in Scarborough then some people may think, we have chosen ten attractions that you must visit when coming here.  Don’t forget though that they’re more attractions on offer.

1. Sea Life Centre
Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary will take you on a journey beneath the waves and introduce you to many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep.  Views of everything from humble starfish to mighty sharks.

2. Scarborough Castle
Scarborough castle conceals over 3000 years of turbulent history dating right back to the Bronze Age. It is said that King Richard lll enjoyed the view from the battlements so much so that he still walks them today.

3. Peasholm Park
Peasholm Park is an oriental themed park offering a beautiful system of streams and waterfalls, mini bridges and mystical gardens. There is a vast array of wildlife including an abundance of tame grey squirrels. Don’t forget you peanuts!

4. Scarborough Harbour
The harbour is situated under the Castle Headland in the South Bay. It is formed by three piers, the outer harbour being set aside for leisure activities while most of the port’s communal activities take place in the main or ‘old’ harbour.

5. Stephen Joseph Theatre
The Theatre has a national and international reputation and is ‘home’ to Sir Alan Ayckbourn, the world’s most performed living playwright.

6. Rotunda Museum
The Rotunda is the 2nd oldest purpose-built museum in Britain. Built to the specifications of William Smith – the father of English geology in 1828, the museum has been a focal point for geology and local history enthusiasts ever since.

7. Spa Complex
The Spa offers a range of conference suites and entertainment venues, including a 600-seater Victorian theatre and the Grand Hall that is home to the Scarborough Spa Orchestra.

8. Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Recently redeveloped this open air theatre, originally closed in 1985, Europe’s largest open air theatre.

9. Scarborough Art Gallery
Italianate villa built in the 1840s as part of the Crescent.  It displays Scarborough’s fine art collection, which features seascapes and views of Scarborough.  Also offers temporary exhibitions.

10. North Bay Miniature Railway
Opened in 1931, the Miniature Railway is one of the few railways in the country not to be nationalised. Situated in the Northstead Manor Gardens, this 20” gauge railway is ¾’s of a mile long with all the features of a full sized railway.