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Scarborough is about 15 miles from Pickering and is lively seaside town which has improved greatly over recent years, certainly there is now some good shopping and eateries as well as lovely beaches. The town can be divided into north and south bays, with the castle ruins on the headland separating the two. Both have excellent beaches.

South Bay is lively and lined with countless amusement arcades, fish and chip restaurants, crab and whelk stalls and gift shops. If you are on the seafront do try a ‘lemon top’ ice cream, may sound strange but its a Scarborough speciality and really lovely!!! There is plenty of traditional seaside entertainment is on offer from rides on merry-go-rounds, donkey rides and Punch and Judy shows for small children to a tour of the film sets of the thriller movies at Terror Tower.

Visit the famous Harbour Bar its almost American Diner style but most importantly its an ice cream parlour with a warm welcome which does great hot chocolate perfect after a walk on the beach on a winters day. There is ten-pin bowling at Olympia a little further along the promenade.

Luna Park is a small funfair on the edge of Scarborough’s central promenade. It has a ferris wheel with impressive views out to sea, as well as other rides.

At the end of the bay, just a short walk across the impressive Spa bridge, is the famous Scarborough Spa Complex with theatre, conference rooms, and black and white paved Sun Court.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a real treasure with Sir Alan Ayckbourn the famous playwright and son of Scarborough staging many of his plays at the theatre before they hit the west end. It has a very varied program throughout the year and is well worth checking out.

North Bay has a wide variety of attractions. At one end is Scarborough Castle – the infamous Richard III was said to have slept there.

At the other end, a short distance past North Cliff Golf Club, is the Sea Life Centre. The attraction is a great place to learn about the sea and wildlife and plays a vital part in helping to conserve the creatures of the sea.

A short walk from there is Peasholm Park, which has a popular bandstand area plus boating on the lake, pitch and putt and regular events such as naval warfare and water ski shows. Nearby are the Alexandra Bowls Centre and the Hollywood Plaza cinema.
There ia a Crazy golf course, which is always fun.The younger ones will enjoy the skateboard area in Clarence Gardens.

SCARBOROUGH completely overhauled its parking system. It is advisable to check carefully which regulations apply before parking. There is a mixture of free disc parking, on-street pay-and-display parking, and council-run and private car parks.


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We have just returned from a weeks stay in Maybeck cottage in Pickering, the cottage is lovely, everything you could wish for is provided.The cottage is very spacious and outside is a lovely seating area, private parking is a bonus as you are only a short walk from the centre of Pickering.There are plenty of places to eat and drink and you are a short walk from the Steam Railway.You are greeted on arrival and given all the information you need, everyone who works there are very kind and friendly we will be returning before long Thank you very much…

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Relaxing September Break We were in the Readman cottage. We received a warm welcome and the welcome pack of cheese and cake was delicious. The facilities were excellent and the location was ideal for walking and visiting places of interest.The steam railway is on the doorstep and the bird of prey centre in Helmsley well worth a visit. Helen and John were very helpful in recommending places to visit and where to have my car checked which had developed a problem.

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Perfect. Pickering was chosen as an equidistant base for the coast, York and Harrogate and really could not have been better. Pickering is great with lots of amenities.  We stayed in the Farmhouse and everything was spot on. The place was clean and we had a bit of cake and cheese to welcome us. The place exudes quality from the kitchen utensils, fixtures and fittings through to the bedding and towels. The staff were great and the whole set up was just perfect. Thanks to all.

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