Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, the town lies between 10-230 feet (3-70 m) above sea level, rising steeply northward and westward from the harbour onto limestone cliffs. The older part of the town lies around the harbour and is protected by a rocky headland.
With a population of around 50,000 Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast. The town has fishing and service industries, including a growing digital and creative economy, as well as being a tourist destination.
Inhabitants of the town are known as Scarborians, or as Algerinos by people in Whitby. The origin of this nickname is thought to come from a ship called the Algerino which sunk off the bay of Scarborough; the locals at Scarborough refused to assist the ship in peril and fishermen took a more dangerous route in a lifeboat from Whitby, to the coast of Ravenscar, in a successful effort to save sailors of the Algerino. In an attempt to rid the town of the embarrassing story associated with the nickname, some inhabitants proposed that Algerino was a promiscuous individual of Italian descent who is supposed to have lain with many Scarborough females whilst their partners were at war.
Local authority: North Yorkshire County Council
OS Grid Reference: TA041880
Tourist Information Centre
Brunswick Shopping Centre
Phone 01723 383636
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On Scarborough's South Cliff, this charming hotel is within easy reach of the spa, conference centres, beach, town centre, railway station and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Details...
Cumberland Hotel is ideally situated in Scarborough South Cliff, only 10 minutes' walk from The Spa complex and the beach. It offers en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi throughout, a restaurant and a bar. Details...
Situated 15 minutes' walk from the beach, Rivelyn Hotel features free Wi-Fi and an on-site bar offering real ales, ciders, foreign beers and wines. Details...
Located above the cliffs overlooking Scarborough and the south bay, The Esplanade Hotel offers limited free on-site parking, a garden and a restaurant with views over the harbour and Scarborough Castle. Details...
With views of South Bay, The Crown Spa Hotel features a luxury leisure centre and a European restaurant. There is free parking, and Scarborough centre is a 10-minute walk away. The 4-star bedrooms each have a private bathroom with cosy bathrobes. Details...
On Scarborough’s South Cliff, overlooking the beautiful South Bay, Villa Esplanade Apartments & Hotel Scarborough have laundry facilities and an on-site independent Mexican restaurant. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and well-equipped kitchens. Details...
Flat 6, Carisbrooke House is an attractive second floor apartment in Scarborough, within a short walk of the beach, shops and pubs. The apartment has a double bedroom, a bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Details...
The Coach House is a link detached Victorian coach house situated close to the centre of the seaside town of Scarborough. This cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, consisting of one zip/link king-size double, one double and one twin, as well as a bathroom. Details...
Tree Tops is situated in the centre of the seaside town of Scarborough. The apartment sleeps two people and has one double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and an open plan living area consisting of a fitted kitchen, with a dining area and a sitting area. Details...
Quayside House is a detached house just yards from the beach in the centre of Scarborough. The cottage sleeps nine people and has two double bedrooms, a twin with a pull out bed, a single with a pull out bed and two family bathrooms. Details...
Sea Views is a lovely semi-detached cottage in Scarborough's old town, and sleeps five in three bedrooms. There are two double bedrooms and a single room with a pull-out bed, as well as a bathroom with separate WC, kitchen, dining room and sitting room with gas fire. Details...
Bronte is a delightful three bedroom log cabin, perched high on a hill over Scarborough and set on a small static caravan site. This all ground floor log cabin can sleep six people and has a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, two twin bedrooms, a bathroom and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a gas fire. Details...