Scarborough

Resort - Scarborough

Overview

Scarborough is arguably the oldest seaside resort in Britain - a Dr Wittie of Scarborough was advocating sea bathing as long ago as 1660, more than a century before it became popular in Regency Brighton! But Scarborough is much older even than this - a cursory glance at the headland which divides Scarborough's two bays reveals the impressive medieval castle. The name Scarborough is a Viking one and the castle grounds conceal the remains of a Roman signal station. The busy harbour is haven to a welter of fishing vessels and there are the usual seaside pursuits a-plenty on the adjacent South Bay promenade which leads to the Spa. The steep hill sides are beautifully landscaped and there are many attractive parks and gardens. The resort is noted for its theatres and there is an art gallery and several small museums.

Prices from

£174 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 4275Y

Tour: Scarborough

Resort: Scarborough

Days: 4

Date Travelling: 19 April 2019

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Cumberland Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Whitby Half Day

  • Whitby, on the banks of the River Esk, is dominated by the remains of a 13th century Benedictine abbey.
  • Atop the West Cliff is a monument to Whitby's whaling past - two giant tusks frame the view.
  • Captain Cook lived here in 1746 and there is an interesting museum explaining his adventures (entry fee applies).

Day 3 - Bridlington Half Day

  • Bridlington has an historic old town, long promenade, sandy beach and cliff top walks with views of the trawler port.
  • The Bayle Museum (occasional opening, small entry fee) is housed in a 12th century gatehouse in the old town.
  • Recently refurbished, the Spa entertainment centre has a free-to-enter art gallery hosting a variety of exhibitions.

Day 4 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

Cumberland Hotel

Very well situated on the South Cliff a few minutes’ walk from the Spa complex, beach and town centre with excellent views of the town from the north facing rooms. This excellent hotel has recently been extensively refurbished.

Contact Details

Cumberland Hotel
Belmont Road

Tel No: 01723 361826

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