I think everyone has a love of somewhere in the UK. That one place where you always go to and experience the best family fun not only with your children, but as your grew up yourself. For me, that place is Scarborough.
I absolutely love Scarborough. I has a mix of stunning historical places and all the seaside fun you could imagine.
A simple cove of stunning sand and sea with its very own harbour and lighthouse at the end of the very long harbour end. It is a great walk to go along, to view the lighthouse and watch all the boats leaving the harbour. The view across the ocean from here is stunning, you can see for miles and miles. The benches here at the end of the walkway, just in front of the lighthouse, are a perfect place to sit and have a picnic whilst watching everything go by.
The whole front of the beach-line has a plethora of shops, amusements and food eateries, even including a small fairground. The traditional and most loved fish and chips can be bought from all over, even a delicious restaurant right on the seafront, just for that extra special touch. Dotted along the beach are little stalls which sells different types of food. Seafood, sweets and rock, drinks, and the all important chocolate waffles and doughnuts. Well, you can't go to the seaside without indulging in the of the yummy fresh desserts to scoff down on.
Walk up the hillside to find Brunswick shopping centre which is full of major shopping chains alongside boutique independent shops so you can do a little shopping whilst sightseeing.
If you like a bit of history though then Scarborough Castle is for you. With 2,500 years of history, starting life as an Iron Age Fort and now being one of the most beautiful ruins to visit. With tours all throughout the year, you can find out all about the history of the castle.
If you go to Scarborough in July, you might get to experience Seafest which is an annual festival and takes place at West Pier and around the harbour to celebrate the regions connection to fishing. It features many folk style bands and marquees where visiting chefs demonstrate the art of seafood preparation.
Pop to Peasholm Park where you can experience 20ft replica boats recreating the tensions of a battle at sea. When the Naval Warfare event aren't on, it's a beautiful place to sit and relax, by the lake, taking in the stunning views of North Scarborough.
So, whether you are after a bit of history, family fun, or even a bit of everything, Scarborough can deliver.
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