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Places to stay in Scarborough

Scarborough was built around the harbour, itself cut out of the limestone cliffs and proving to be an important trading post with northern Europe. Once the railways arrived, however, it suddenly became a tourist hotspot, and it still attracts hundreds of thousands of daytrippers and holidaymakers every year.

Along with the Victorian promenade and the sandy beaches on the seafront that are guaranteed fun for kids, Scarborough also benefits from being at the edge of the vast North York Moors National Park, with its many walking trails, outdoor activities and wildlife conservation areas.

Hostels in Scarborough
Hostels in Scarborough

Scarborough is a much-loved seaside resort on the Yorkshire coast, and has been since holidays were first popularised in the Victorian era. YHA has hostels in and around this popular town, giving you plenty of options when it comes to finding somewhere to stay in the area.


Five Free Things To Do In Scarborough

Spend the day at the beach
As you would expect from any popular seaside town, Scarborough has vast sandy beaches ideal for families looking to spend a relaxing day. Kids can build sandcastles, play ball games or even take a cool dip in the North Sea.

Follow the Cleveland Way
The Cleveland Way is a 110-mile walk through the North York Moors National Park and along the coast, passing through Scarborough. You don't have to do it all, of course, but the ten miles to Filey might be ideal for the family.

Hairy Bob's Skate Park
If your kids like skating or skateboarding, this great local skatepark is a great way to keep them entertained for an afternoon or two.

Peasholm Park
Peasholm Park boasts tranquil open spaces and a beautiful lake for relaxing and feeding the ducks on a warm summer's day.

Raincliffe Woods
Great for cycling, walking or just enjoying nature, Raincliffe Woods is free to enter, unlike nearby Dolby Forest. Ideal for kids looking to explore.

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