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Days out tested by us! – Peasholm Park

Taken from the Peasholm Park website:

Peasholm Park has a tranquil lake and in the summer months people can hire boats of all sorts to enjoy the water at close quarters. Boats include traditional rowing boats and canoes but pedaloes with dragon heads are available too and these prove to be very popular with summer visitors and locals alike. If you don’t fancy pedaling then go for a sail in the Swan launch where you can relax on the water and let someone else steer the boat. There is a bandstand in the middle of the lake and music concerts which are free of charge can often be heard during the summer season. During the tourist season there are two cafes where hot and cold drinks can be purchased and, of course, ice cream, plus sandwiches and full meals if wanted. What a beautiful place to sit sipping your coffee, looking at the lake whilst listening to the music. If you prefer, you can bring your own picnic. 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.


If you are ever in the area we recommend walking around the Marine Drive from the Crown Spa Hotel, then going to Peasholm Park.  Then enjoy a drink or ice cream in the many places located around the area.  Alternatively if the weather is fine you could hire a row boat or pedal boat and go around Peasholm lake.  Close-by is a small 18 hole golf course, for people who take their golf less seriously, which is great for kids and beginners.

Days out tested by us! – Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre opened in 1955, on the first floor of the Public Library. After some moving about, the theatre finally settled in the old Odeon cinema located across from Scarborough train station.  They gained the lease in 1990 and officially opened in 1996.  All of Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s plays have their world premieres at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, before heading off to the West End or New York.  You could be one of the first to see a world renowned play at the fraction of the cost.

For 100 years Crown Spa Hotel has been in the Michelin Guide

Michelin Guide Scarborough Hotel

100 Years for Michelin, 166 for the Crown Spa Hotel!

As the Michelin Guide celebrates being 100 years old, the Crown Spa Hotel will commemorate its own landmark achievement of appearing in the first and current 2011 guide.  The Crown Spa Hotel has seen many changes from the initial Michelin Guide in 1911.

100 Years for Michelin, 166 for the Crown Spa Hotel!

In 1845 the first purpose built hotel in Scarborough was finally finished.   Standing prominent on the South Bay cliffs, with stunning views overlooking the South Bay, it continues to strive for the ambience that you would expect from a hotel of this calibre.

The Crown Spa Hotel offers high levels of comfort and service. Exhilarating views of the South Bay, castle headland and harbour all combine to make the Crown the Number One choice for discerning visitors.  The Scarborough Spa Theatre Complex is close by and the town centre is a short walk away. The Crown Spa Health Club is an award winning private members’ and hotel guests club within the hotel and boasts a fully equipped gymnasium with qualified instructors. A range of activities is on offer: personal training sessions, lifestyle sessions, Jacuzzi, steam room, indoor pool, and aromatherapy. Crown Spa Treatments are also available: spa and beauty treatments in an ideal environment for relaxation, rejuvenation and total wellbeing. Dining in the Taste Restaurant offers a modern fusion of modern European and tasty traditional Yorkshire cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients where possible. The setting is either modern for smart casual dining or sophisticated fine dining in a separate section. Scarborough is an excellent base from which to explore the Dales, Moors and coastal hamlets of the Real Yorkshire.

The Crown Spa Hotel continues to provide Spa Treatments as was originally intended when it was first built in 1845.