Local attractions in and around Scarborough North Yorkshire holiday activities & ideas for you to enjoy
Scarborough local activities to enjoy
We hope your stay with us will be a happy and relaxing one. To save you time searching for places to go and see, here are some links for the more popular local sights and attractions. If you take a look before your holiday to give you ideas of where to go, this will save time when you arrive here
The ancient and stupendous castle, once the glory, and still the ornament of Scarborough, was built in the reign of King Stephen, by William le Gros; Earl of Albemarle and Holderness. Here Piers de Gaveston, the favourite of Edward II. sought refuge against the exasperated barons, but after a short siege, he was obliged to surrender for want of supplies, and lost his head, as already related, in the castle of Dedington.
South Cliff Golf Club
Here at Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club we are justly proud of our course and welcome the opportunity to share it with golfers from around the world.
The Golf Club is situated approximately one mile south of the town centre and is split by Filey Road which makes the course very distinctive with parkland holes and links style holes on the coastal side. The coastal holes all have spectacular views over the town and harbour which you will be able to see from many of the photographs on our web site.
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Europe's largest open air theatre is now open. The historic site situated on the Yorkshire coast in the beautiful town of Scarborough, will once again see the finest national and international line-up of acts performing. Featuring live music, opera, sporting events, family productions, comedy and much, much more.
Olivers Mount Road Races
Oliver's Mount is the British mainland’s only natural "roads" circuit and has over the years been the proving ground for many future world champions and TT stars, just take a look at some of the legendary names who have appeared at the Scarborough circuit : Cecil Sandford, Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Bob McIntyre, Mike Hailwood, Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, Klaus Enders, Jarno Saarinen, Kent Andersson, Takazumi Katayama, Mick Grant, Barry Sheene, George O'Dell, Jock Taylor, Wayne Gardner, Joey Dunlop, Steve Hislop, Robert Dunlop, Carl Fogarty, James Whitham, Ian Lougher, David Jefferies, Dave Molyneux, Nick Crowe, Guy Martin, Ryan Farquhar and Ian Hutchinson to name but a few.
Scarborough Spa Complex is located in Scarborough’s picturesque South Bay and is one of the most prestigious venues for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and events on the Yorkshire Coast. New! view the Scarborough Spa Orchestra - Dates, Times, History and Information.
Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a 'Rigg and Dale' landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau. Although comprising mostly pines and spruces there are many broadleaf trees such as oak, beech, ash, alder and hazel both in the valleys and on the 'Riggs'. Clear streams arising in springs run north and south out of the forest. A lake has been created at Staindale.
Peasholm Park Scarborough, North Yorkshire is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE. Well behaved dogs, held on leads by their well behaved owners, are welcome to the Park. Dog Owners are also welcome to use any of the numerous litter bins around to dispose of dog mess.
The Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo Is One of the UK’s Premier Attractions, With Spectacular Rides and Our World Famous Zoo. Why Not Visit Us For Your Next Theme Park Trip.
Stephen Joseph Theatre
The Stephen Joseph Theatre was founded in Scarborough by theatrical pioneer Stephen Joseph. Stephen, the son of actress Hermione Gingold and publisher Michael Joseph, had seen theatre in the round in America and determined to bring it back to Britain. Frustrated by attempts to open a theatre-in-the-round in London, Stephen’s plans came to fruition when his search for a suitable venue led him to the seaside town of Scarborough on the North-East coast. Here in 1955 he established the country’s first theatre-in-the-round company on the first floor of the Public Library. His primary aim was to encourage new writing by new writers, which he was passionate about until his death in 1967, aged just 46.
North Bay Miniature Railway
Now celebrating our 80th year, we have been operating trains since 1931, taking passengers for around ¾ mile from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations, offering beautiful views of Scarborough's North Bay. The line operated by the North Bay Railway Company Ltd, offers a wide range of attractions as well as the railway, including the Glass House Bistro, Boating Lake and Historic Water Chute.