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Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club are justly proud of their 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.
You will find playing on their course both enjoyable and challenging whatever your handicap, they will welcome you with open arms.
Scarborough lighthouse has been guiding boats into the harbour since around 1800, but was re-built after being destroyed by shells from German Warships on the morning of December 16th 1914. When rebuilt in the 1930’s a foghorn was added and this doubled up as an air raid siren in World War II.
To visit you’ll need to walk along Vincent Pier, built in the 1700’s and named after engineer William Vincent. The pier is the central of 3 piers and separates the traditional commercial harbour and the yachting harbour.
Gristhorpe man at the Rotunda Museum.
On Thursday July 10th 1834 an exciting discovery was made on land owned by William Beswick at Gristhorpe near Scarborough. Under the watchful eye of members of the Scarborough Philosophical Society workmen dug down into a tumulus to reveal a large oak coffin. When
opened, the coffin revealed the skeleton of a man along with a quantity of grave goods. The remarkable preservation of the coffin and it’s contents was ascribed to the water retaining properties of the boulder clay of Gristhorpe cliff. The water in the coffin was examined by Dr Murray who decided it was the same as the local spring water. There was a small quantity of adipocere still present in the water, as well as sulphate of lime. The bones were blackened by a reaction of the iron in the water with the tannin in the bark of the coffin.
With over 2,500 years of turbulent history behind it, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between two bays, with sheer drops to the sea.
Before the castle was built, this natural fortress was favoured by prehistoric settlers before serving as a Roman signal station and Viking haven.
This spectacular castle has also endured sieges from medieval kings and Civil War armies, and German naval bombardment during WWII.
Now you can climb to the battlement viewing platforms for dramatic ocean views of the Scarborough coastline, and take tea in the 18th-century.The above ‘Castle’ photo’s are courtesy of English Heritage.
Scarborough Art Gallery.
It has had a fascinating history; this Italianate villa is the finest building situated in Scarborough’s beautiful Crescent gardens.
The Crescent was designed in 1823 as part of the massive building programme in Victorian Scarborough.
The Art Gallery was built in the late 1840’s by the Uppleby family; neighbours included Lord and Lady Londesborough at Londesborough Lodge and Sir George Sitwell and family at Woodend who used these houses as holiday homes.
The Scarborough North Bay Miniature Railway.
One of the best family days out in Scarborough, they offer a host of attractions to keep the family entertained. Ride the railway to Scalby Mills where you can stay on for a return ride or explore Scalby Mills and visit the Sea Life Centre, you can return later on their regular service.Now celebrating their 81st year, they 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 Peasholm Park Friends are a voluntary organisation dedicated to the refurbishment and further enhancement of Peasholm Park, which is in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. Peasholm Park has suffered from a severe lack of funding and from a lack of care for a good many years, and as we consider it to be one of Scarborough’s main tourist attractions, they are determined to find ways of restoring it to its former glory – and even enhancing it, to bring it magnificently into the twenty-first century. Peasholm Park is a key element of the North Bay experience and has been cherished by visitors since its inception in the early 1900s. Restoring it to its rightful position as “Jewel” in Scarborough’s tourist crown will surely be of benefit to the whole town. Photo courtesy of Peasholm Park
A visit to the unique Museum at EDEN CAMP will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. You will experience the sights, sounds, even the smells of those dangerous years. This is no ordinary Museum – Not another Military Museum – Not a glass showcase Museum – They have reconstructed scenes using movement, lighting, sound, smells, even smoke machines to transport you back in time, to make you feel that you are there taking part in history. Their special award winning Museum is an original Prisoner of War Camp built in 1942. The fascinating displays hold, and reveal to you, the vital spirit which eventually triumphed in 1945. These superb and lifelike exhibits make a visit to EDEN CAMP a wonderful and educational day out for all the family.
Less than 20 miles north of Scarborough high on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby are the gaunt, imposing remains of Whitby Abbey. Founded in 657 by St Hilda, Whitby Abbey has over the years been a bustling settlement, the setting for a historic meeting between Celtic and Roman clerics an inspiration for Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Discover how over 2,000 years of history make the Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites. There’s a replica of the famous Borghese gladiator statue there too, the original of which is in the Paris Louvre, will be installed in the Abbey’s 17th Century courtyard to replace the lost statue that previously stood guard on the site. Photo courtesy of English Heritage.
Scarborough SEA LIFE and Marine Sanctuary.
Here you will find an introduction to many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to mighty sharks, all in displays which carefully recreate their natural habitats. Explore freshwater rivers and streams, the rugged UK coastline, the shallows and the dark depths of the North Sea and the crystal clear warm waters of the Barrier Reef. Discover the truth about the much-
The Yorkshire Coast
All the sights and attractions from Whitby down to the Humber Estuary.
Stephen Joseph Theatre Two auditoria, one in-the-round, one end stage with restaurant and bars.
Scarborough Cricket Club
Their history spans a century and a half, the club being founded in 1849 when the first matches were played on Castle Hill.
Today the Cricket Club is at North Marine Road, the biggest capacity cricket ground outside of the Test Match venues.
Gill Bradley Car and Van Hire
Car, Van, Truck and Mini-Bus Hire. Their high standard of service has gained them an enviable reputation nationally amongst
their clientele from both the private and commercial markets.
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.
Situated on the East Coast of Yorkshire, England. Their annual programme consists of motorcycle Road Race meetings, Speed
Hill Climbs for both motorcycle and car competitors and Sprint events. Their local meet is at the famous Oliver’s Mount Road
Race circuit at Scarborough.
The Scarborough open air theatre.
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 and comedy.
In September 2016 we opened our state-of-the-art £14m campus.As a CU Scarborough student you will have access to all the facilities you will need to support your studies and student life, all located in a new purpose built campus.
Bed and Breakfast Directory
The Bed and Breakfast Directory gives access to B&B Hotel and Guest House accommodation Worldwide.
The Premier online guide to Great British B&B’s
Scarborough Pleasure Steamers.
Take a boat trip around the bay with the Scarborough Pleasure Steamers.