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The following rental companies have been arranged in ascending order based on the number of Scarborough self catering cottages they offer. They range from modern to the traditional with some available for as little as £200 (per week). Visit the sites for the latest news regarding availability and prices.
Cottages 4 You
- Over 40 Scarborough holiday cottages
and more than 200 cottage properties on the North Yorkshire Coast. Their Scarborough holiday properties can be found in and around the town and can be booked from around £300. Virtual tours are offered for some.
- 15 Scarborough cottages
from Hoseasons and another 20 within 10 miles. Their cottages can be booked from £200 with prices going up to around £1300 during high season. Some of the properties can sleep up to 12 people.
- 7 cottages in and around Scarborough from Cottages Direct. Weekly booking prices are reasonable and start at about £230. Pets are welcome in many cases but smokers are only accommodated for a small collection of holiday properties.
- A small collection of Scarborough cottage properties that lie within 5 miles of the town. Bookings begin at about £200 and special offers are available for a few. Visit the site to find out about new additions to their range.
Scarborough is a popular coastal town on the North Yorkshire Coast. Considered to be England's first seaside resort, the town has attracted holiday-makers since the 17th century. For information about Scarborough cottages see the properties listed below.
Scarborough flourished during Victorian times and became a popular holiday destination. The period would see the construction of notable Scarborough landmarks such as the Spa Complex
and Esplanade Hotel, which were built to accommodate the influx of tourists. Although the town has evolved in certain areas, it still retains a traditional, old-fashioned ambience.
The town has two beaches on its North and South Bays - the North Beach is a Blue Flag Award
winner and offers visitors a clean and safe environment in which to enjoy their holiday. The Spa Complex is an attractive old venue located on the South Bay and is used for exhibitions and concerts throughout the year. Scarborough's 12th century Castle is another notable historical site and is thought by many to be the finest keep in all of Yorkshire.
Other attractions include the Sealife and Marine Sanctuary
, which is one of Scarborough's most popular and home to thousands of different marine species including cephalopods and octopi. Its open daily, from 10.00am. A guide to Scarborough visitor attractions, entertainment and places of interest follows this summary.
Scarborough visitor attractions
We've included further details of the main attractions and outdoor activities in the area of Scarborough, on the English east coast. Visitors will find a selection of top pubs, award winning restaurants and important historical sites of interest.
Tickets for the Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary
can be purchased online and are between £6 and £10. Terror Tower is another popular attraction, especially with children. Located on Foreshaw Road, the complex features film sets from the Thriller movies and a haunted house - opening hours are 10am to 6pm. Shire Horse Farm
, located on the A171, is home to a collection of Shire Horses and Shetland Ponies - it features live shows and daily tours around the surrounding heritage countryside.
Food and drink
Notable pubs include the Scarborough Arms on North Terrace and the award-winning Valley
, which is situated near the South Bay on Valley Road. The latter serves 7 types of ales and 8 real ciders, as well as traditional pub food made from local produce and ingredients.
Notable restaurants include the Best Western Ox Pasture Hall Country Hotel
, which is an AA rosette holder. Located in North Riding Forest Park, it specialises in modern French cuisine from an a la carte menu. Meals are between £17 and £21.
History and Culture
Scarborough Castle is located on headland far above the resort. It boasts an impressive keep and a visitor centre, which exhibits artifacts and runs audio tours. The Rotunda Museum
, which is a major architectural and historical site, displays work from geologist William Smith - it underwent a major development and has recently been short-listed for the Art Fund Prize.
Also worth visiting is Scarborough Art Gallery, which houses a large collection of work by a number of artists including Grimshaw and Dade - it is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10-5pm.