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PeasholmPark is an absolute institution. Few public spaces in the UK enjoy such a special relationship with locals and visitors in equal measure. With pagodas and waterfalls and plenty of friendly wildlife this is a unique British park with a distinctly oriental theme. Perfect for a gentle stroll or family fun on the water.
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Just one of Scarborough’s top attractions, this al fresco venue plays host to major touring acts from pretty much every genre of music imaginable as well as operatic performances and theatre shows. Since the venue reopened in 2010 Elton John, Boyzone, Jessie J, Status Quo and McBusted have graced the stage. Hardly surprising considering this is Europe’s largest open-air theatre since Roman times.
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The RotundaMuseum is a dinosaur-lover’s dream. Boasting an impressive collection of fossils, this small space is based around a circular atrium and is compact enough to enjoy with children. Inexpensive - and free for under 18s - this little gem is near the station and a favourite for visitors who have just stepped off trains to Scarborough.
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Most famous for hosting the world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays, the SJT is an iconic venue in the north. The perfect place for an intimate night of entertainment, touring dancers and actors performing ‘in the round’ with audience members on every side of the performance space.
There’s been a fortress watching over Scarborough for 3,000 years. Most of the sprawling castle which survives today dates from the 12th and 13th centuries with turrets, bridges and battlements providing a spectacular backdrop for fun and games on the grass beyond the gates.
Trains to Scarborough bring tourists from far and wide to attend the regular re-enactments, which can be enjoyed from the picnic tables outside the Master Gunner’s House where you can also pick up a fine slice of cake.
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St Mary's Church
Built around 1125 and the burial place of Anne Bronte, perfect for escaping the crowds in search of a bit of peace and quiet in Scarborough.
Church of St Martin on the Hill
Built by Bodley and decorated by Pre-Raphaelites, beautiful stained glass windows and a restored Willis Organ are just a few of the reasons to come and visit.
The South Street Gallery
Is a very stylish gallery space displaying the thought provoking wares of local artists. Rosie's Boutique next door is where you'll pick up quaint little vintage curios.Buy tickets