Top 10 free things to do in Scarborough (Voted by us!)

Top 10 free things to do in Scarborough

They usually say there isn’t a free lunch, but we have managed to come up with a list of 10 free things to do in Scarborough:

10.Scarborough Art Gallery
Scarborough Art Gallery has free exhibits throughout the year, just simply walk in.  The best way to get to it from the Crown Spa Hotel is to go across the Spa Bridge, carry on until you get to Bar Street, turn left before you go up it. Then continue on to the roundabout and take the second exit on the left and follow the path around.




9. Italian Gardens
Enjoy the Italian Gardens, just over the road from the Crown Spa Hotel, and then take a gentle walk down to the seafront.




8. Walk around the Marine / Royal Albert Drive
Not a very long walk, but you get to enjoy the sights and sounds of both bays, while taking a leisurely stroll around.





7. Events throughout the year
Scarborough plays hosts to several paid events that have free events within them including Coastival, Peasholm Park events and music events.  Your best bet is to look ahead and see what you maybe interested in and plan accordingly.  We recommend our Facebook Page which we will be posting events for the coming week every Monday.




6. Peasholm Park
Peasholm Park has a tranquil lake, there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy it. There is an island in the centre of the lake and a bridge leading across to it allows the visitor to explore the island with a path leading round it or by climbing up to the top with its impressive pagoda. The park has been designed with an oriental theme and there is much evidence of this as you wander through its pathways.  It is open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.



5. Scarborough Mere / Oliver’s Mount
Not to be confused with Throxenby Mere. It is now part of the Oliver’s Mount Country Park, and is managed by the Scarborough Mere Angling Club as a fishing lake, with the southern end used by water-skiers.  Just a short drive up Oliver’s Mount and near the war memorial will give you a full view of Scarborough, which cannot be seen anywhere else.



4. Raincliffe Woods
Dalby Forest would of made it on the list for obvious reason but as you have to pay £5 to enter, Raincliffe Woods made the grade instead.
Situated about 2 minutes from Scalby Road, and with Throxenby Mere right next to it, you can enjoy a walk around, without spending a penny.



3. Hairy Bob’s Skate Park

More for the younger generation.  Hairy Bob’s Skate Park, was built from the ground up from local bikers and skaters having full involvement in the development of the park.  Getting exactly what they wanted from it.



2. Cinder Track

The Scarborough Cinder Track, starting from Scarborough to Whitby, is enjoyed by walkers and cyclists throughout the year.  Stretching for 23 miles, it was the old train link, that was removed as it was thought not to be of use anymore, due to the ever increasing number of cars being bought.



1. Scarborough North or South beach

Pretty obvious one, but one which you don’t have to spend a penny enjoying.  With recent blue flag awards for clean water, either beach is perfect for a family.
However we cannot guarantee that you won’t spend money on ice cream or fish & chips. 🙂




We hope this guide of free stuff to do in Scarborough is of use.
Don’t forget we also did our top ten attractions, which is located also in our blog.

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