Italian Gardens

The Italian Gardens (sometimes referred to the South Cliff Gardens) located in Scarborough. In the 1850’s, Sir Joseph Paxton created the initial aspect of the gardens with staircases and other features.  Further developments were made by the Borough Engineer, Mr Harry. W. Smith the same man behind Peasholm Park in the early 20th Century. The sheltered garden features formal planting, seating and a fishpond overseen by the Roman God, Mercury, the winged messenger.

Scarborough Rock Pooling

The rock pools located in the southern end of the South Bay and the northern end of North Bay will be of interest to any young David Attenborough. All different types of crustaceans, echinoderms, chordates and other species can be found in Scarborough and the surrounding areas. We recommend taking a net and bucket to inspect them closer.

However please check the tide times before adventuring so it doesn’t catch you by surprise.