Taking a walking tour of the attractions of Scarborough

By Paul Read (Moderator), a Travel Enthusiast

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Overall rating:3.5 out of 5 (based on 2 votes)
Recommended for:
Beach, Food and Drink, Short Break, Budget

Facing the North Sea on Yorkshire's beautiful but often bracing east coast, Scarborough has long been a tourist resort. Take a weekend break to enjoy sea, sand and to discover a little history

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Paul Read (Moderator)
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Travel Enthusiast
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Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
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First uploaded:
26 March 2010
Last updated:
3 years 25 weeks 4 days 17 hours 48 min 42 sec ago
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Trip types:
Beach, Food and Drink, Short Break
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harbour, theatre, Coastal path walking, Scarborough sea life sanctuary, North bay

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I recently revisited Scarborough for the first time in about 40 years, having spent many childhood holidays there. I thought this guide was very fair. It would be impossible to write an honest guide which showed unqualified enthusiasm for the place, because parts of it are very run-down and tacky. The photos really capture the beautiful coastline which is its main attraction. I am a big fan of Peasholm Park too. But I would like to put on record that I thought the Sea Life Centre was a total rip-off. The Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth charges exactly half the price and is more interesting and better designed.

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Thanks for the guide Paul. There are some worthy recommendations here, though I wasn't sure at times that you even liked Scarborough! But, as with everything in life, you have to take the good with the bad, and as writers we should always highlight if something's not so wonderful. Your honest approach is appreciated. Looking forward to your next guide.

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