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Scarborough & Thank Abba at Scarborough Spa

Resort - Scarborough


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

£445 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: S5STAW

Tour: Scarborough & Thank Abba at Scarborough Spa

Resort: Scarborough

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 17 August 2024

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Cumberland Hotel

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Scarborough Bay
Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Castle
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Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Castle Howard & Helmsley and evening to Thank Abba at Scarborough Spa

  • Today our excursion takes us into the Howardian Hills where we visit Castle Howard. One of Yorkshire’s finest houses, this magnificent stately home is set in 100 acres of parkland and you can enjoy the world-renowned collections of art, admire the architecture and learn the inspiring tales of the Howard Family. Well known as the filming location of Brideshead Revisted, TV’s Bridgerton and Victoria have also used the beautiful house as their stunning setting. We’ll also spend some time in the picturesque town of Helmlsey, set on the banks of the River Rye with a fine market square and castle ruins.
  • Thank Abba is a two-hour feast of all the magic and excitement of one of pop history's most successful and iconic bands featuring all the greatest hits including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and Super Trouper plus many, many more!
  • Scarborough Spa Theatre is situated below South Cliff Gardens, overlooking the sea. It is around a 10 minute walk from the hotel (0.4 miles) through the gardens, which is steep in places. Please note that transfers to/from the theatre are not included. Customers should make their own way to the theatre – the hotel can assist in booking taxis.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

Day 4 - York & York Cruise

  • Visit glorious York. Wander amidst the quaint Shambles that are towered over by the impressive York Minster, perhaps visit one of the world-class museums or simply relax in one of the many charming tearooms and watch the world go by! During our visit we’ll take to the waters of the River Ouse for a relaxing cruise to take in the sights.

Day 5 - Return Travel

Cumberland Hotel

Situated on south Cliff and boasting a fantastic view over the resort from the restaurant and many of the bedrooms. Just a few minutes walk from Scarborough’s Spa complex, beach and resort centre. In the resort you will find lots do; from relaxing coastal boat rides, exploring the beautiful surroundings in Peasholm Park, or a visit to Scarborough’s open air theatre or Rotunda museum. The hotel features a large modern restaurant, a cosy quiet lounge and a large entertainment room with dancefloor, where entertainment can be found most evenings. Our en-suite bedrooms come with comfy beds for a great nights sleep, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV with Freeview and radio and hairdryer. Lift serving all floors.

Contact Details

Cumberland Hotel
Belmont Road

Tel No: 01723 361826

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