"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Scarborough

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

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Things to see and do in and around Scarborough

  • Scarborough Art Gallery
  • St Martin-On-The-Hill
  • Rotunda Museum
  • Olympia Bowl and Softplay
  • Terror Tower
  • Scarborough Castle
  • Scarborough North Bay Railway
  • Peasholm Park
  • Kinderland 2002 Ltd
  • North Bay Miniature Railway
  • Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
  • Pirate Adventure Mini Golf
  • Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary
  • Scarborough Karting
  • Mini Monsterz Scarborough
  • Betton Farm Visitor Centre
  • Betton Farm Visitor Centre and Animal Farm
  • Playdale Farm Park
  • Stained Glass Centre
  • The Scarborough Fair Collection

Tourist Information

Scarborough (Westborough)
Tourist Information Centre
Brunswick Shopping Centre
Westborough
Scarborough
Yorkshire
England
YO11 1UE

Phone 01723 383636
Email tourismbureau@scarborough.gov.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Saturday 25 March

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WSW
Pressure 1034
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 7°C
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Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
W
Pressure 1035
Humidity 60%
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12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
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Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
ENE
Pressure 1034
Humidity 49%
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15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
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Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
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Pressure 1032
Humidity 53%
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18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 8°C
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Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
NE
Pressure 1031
Humidity 72%
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21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
N
Pressure 1031
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
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