Scarborough stretches out around an imposing headland and is truly a town of two halves, the Old quarter on the South Bay and the newer resort running along the shores of the North Bay. The South Bay is home to the original medieval settlement the Old own and charming harbour. It’s energetic waterfront, complete with sailing ships, quaint white lighthouse and fishing docks offers a chance to see an English seaside resort at its best.
The beautiful sandy beach runs southwards from the harbour and is boarded by a multicoloured line of amusement arcades, restaurants and entertainment facilities. The nearby Victorian rail lift offers an effort free trip up the steep slope from the South Bay. This then leads towards the town centre of Scarborough, with its elegant rail station, grand hotels, buoyant nightlife and busy shopping precincts