Scarborough - Places to See

Scarborough - Places to See

Scarborough - Places to See

Outdoors one of the most colourful and restful attractions is Scarborough's almost 600 acres of gardens. There are the nineteen acres of the South Cliff Gardens, the Belvedere Rose Garden, the Holbeck Gardens which stretch from the cliff-top almost to the seashore, the Italian Gardens and, for me the best of them all, the Red Court Garden, with its prize roses and the delight of a rock and water garden, and braille plant name posts for the blind. Northstead Manor Gardens are claimed as the 'biggest amusement park in the country': an enormous open-air theatre which seats about six thousand; an amusement park and fairground; zoo and Marineland; a miniature railway. Peashoim Park has a lake, a tree walk, waterfalls illuminated at night, islands and miniature lakes and quite often some water-fowl. Nearly everyone goes up to the castle, and the views are worth the climb. And don't miss the Pre-Raphaelite Church of St Martin-on-the-Hill. In the eastern corner of the churchyard is the white stone which marks the grave of Anne Bronte and in the church the chancel roof is the work of William Morris, and there is other work by Rossetti and Ford-Madox-Brown. The Rotunda Museum is a landmark and centre for local archaeology and Londesborough Lodge is a museum which entertainingly traces the whole history of the town and it is in one of the lovely Crescent houses. Lilliput Land, East Sandgate, has a collection of model railways and a giant working-railway layout.

Leisure Activities

Swimming in the sea is safe in the South Bay and there are also three swimming pools. Fishing from beaches and rocks provides some of the best fishing. There is also boat-angling with the Scarborough Boat Angling Club. Golf at South Cliff and North Bay, but the best is a few miles away at Ganton. Bowls, both crown green and flat. Cricket, including the Scarborough Festival. Tennis at the Sports Centre at Filey Road, which also caters for badminton, squash, rock climbing and trampolines - weekly membership available.


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