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Places to See - Scarborough
Scarborough, Britain’s first seaside resort, has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still as popular as ever.
The safe, sandy, accredited beaches of the North and South Bays are broken by a rocky headland on which stands a reminder of the past - Scarborough's medieval castle.
The resort offers first class attractions such as the award winning Sea Life Centre, Scarborough Castle, Playdale Farm Park, Alpamare Water Park, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery.
The many festivals, including Seafest, Jazz, Bike week, Scarborough Fayre and the Cricket festival, provide you with all year round events.
By night you will be spoilt for choice with four fantastic theatres, each offering something different. One of the most famous is the Stephen Joseph Theatre, home of playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Music lovers can visit the Spa complex, home of the only remaining seaside orchestra, or Peasholm Park, which offers open air concerts and a variety of family entertainments.
Scarborough boasts many quality restaurants, each serving a variety of fresh local produce. The restaurants cater for all tastes with everything from seafood and a la carte establishments to Italian, Greek, Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisine.
The resort provides a great choice of high street shops and boutiques. The Brunswick Centre is a prestigious all-weather shopping centre with a department store and thirty-five other retail outlets. The Centre is located in Scarborough´s pedestrianised shopping precinct, which, with the surrounding streets, has many individual boutiques, specialist shops and inviting cafes and bars.