All you need to know about Scarborough

Scarborough is a town in North Yorkshire, England. It overlooks the North Sea and is situated roughly 230 feet above sea level. It has a population of over 61,000 and is twinned with the following places: Osterode am Harz (Germany) and Cahir (Ireland). The town has a temperate climate, with cool winters and mild summers. It’s both a seaside resort and a business travel hub, drawing visitors from all over with its variety of attractions and serviced apartments.

Scarborough is said to have been founded in 966 AD by a Viking raider. Under King Henry II’s reign in the 12th century, the town gained a marketplace, followed soon after by a weekly trading festival called the Middle Ages Scarborough Fair. Both have helped attract new visitors to the town, including business travellers. In the 17th century, Scarborough changed hands several times. It was during this period that the famous Scarborough Spa was built, which now stands as a key Grade II* listed building. The spa served as a popular tourist attraction and helped to draw wealthy Londoners to the town.

The arrival of the Scarborough-York railway in 1845 had a notable impact on Scarborough’s visitor numbers. Between the 1880s and the early 20th century, Scarborough train station welcomed as many as 9,000 employees annually from a nearby brewery who came in search of sun and sea. As Scarborough’s visitor numbers increased, so too did its provision of serviced apartments shoot up.

Today, Scarborough is the biggest holiday resort on the Yorkshire Coast, home to parks, speciality museums and historic architecture. Its major attractions include The Scarborough Fair Collection, Peasholm Park and St. Mary’s Church. Other sights worth seeing are the Tracy Savage art gallery, and the Rotunda Museum. The town is known for its service and fishing industries. It also has a burgeoning creative economy, made possible by various regeneration projects which have taken place in the town. By the virtue of the number of companies based there, the town remains a key business travel hub, with further growth predicted in the future.

Scarborough is served by four main roads which connect to other towns and cities. The A64 links Scarborough to LeedsYork and Malton, whilst the A165 runs on to Bridlington and Hull The A170, meanwhile, connects Thirsk to North York Moors. The town has more than 20 bus routes, and the main train station is Scarborough railway station. The closest airport to Scarborough is Kingston-Upon-Hull, at roughly 60 miles away. We offer a number of high quality serviced apartments in touching distance of all such transport links.

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