Scarborough, UK
Scarborough, UK

Scarborough, UK

Scarborough, a north English town that may or may not be associated with the song by Simon & Garfunkel. The town is situated on the North East coast of England in the county of North Yorkshire. As the self proclaimed capital of the said county, Scarborough may look as any working class town somewhere in England if it weren’t for the beach, castle and the nearby amazing landscapes of North Yorkshire Moors.

A former beach resort for the British population of slightly lower means than the upper class, Scarborough does have a large beach and for the very daring an opportunity to swim in the frigid North Sea. Even if the glamour days are pretty much gone, the town still holds on to the charm of a harbour with a beautiful promenade by the sea and the best fish & chips in the whole of UK, according to locals.

For a small, quaint town Scarborough has also whatever and an English town offers a tourist. Pubs, old, narrow streets, fish and chips and a northern accent worth studying. The locals are above friendly and chatty something you don’t easily find in the southern parts of England.

It does show a bit of economical neglect in some parts but that’s the locals’ problem isn’t it?

The Scarborough castle still dominates the view and the Grand Hotel is a living proof of the town’s former glory.

Have you ever been to Scarborough, UK and if so what do you think of it? Leave a comment bellow!

Scarborough, UK
Scarborough, UK
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  1. I’m not sure about Scarborough being pretty. Apart from being on a beach, the water is always cold, it’s windy and most attractions have seen better days. I wouldn’t recommend it.

  2. I live in Scarborough, Toronto and the UK one looks a lot different. Thanks for article; will try to visit UK next year.

  3. We drove to Scotland from Hull and decided to stop in Scarborough for a day. The castle is very nice even if not much is left of it. It was very windy even in July. I think one day is enough to visit Scarborough.

  4. I’ve been to Scarborough a few times and I loved it each time. Bathing in the sea might not be a good idea since the water is so cold and the weather is tricky. But I do recommend a walk along the sea and tasting the fish and chips.

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