What To Do And Where To Stay In Scarborough
Scarborough, located on the North East coast is a wonderful seaside town that offers entertainment, amongst life long memories for all the family. Having last visited the North East coast when I was my daughter’s age, it felt like a great time to take her and make some memories of our own.
As expected with a popular seaside resort, there are plenty of amusement arcades to keep everyone entertained, but Scarborough is so much more! For a start, the beach is lovely and sheltered, the pavements are easy to navigate and albeit parking is a nightmare – it is reasonably priced at £5.50 for 6 hours.
There are opportunities to venture out of the harbour, whether on the Pirate Boat (£3 per adult, £3 per child), where you have the chance to see Porpoise cruising around the boat or if you prefer a faster pace of life there is the Wave Rider boat that speeds out to sea.
Chips on the seafront are an absolute must and there are certainly plenty of takeaways and sit in restaurants, such as Harry Ramsden’s to feed your appetite… just be careful not to feed the seagulls whilst you are at it!
There are plenty of shops and stalls to buy a bucket and spade from (we paid £2.50 for each) to while away the hours on the beach. We were lucky to have a glorious day, but still did not feel like we were fighting for space. Definitely one of my favourite seaside resorts in the UK!
We stayed locally (10 minutes from the beach front) in the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, a 4* country house hotel, nestled away, totally surrounded by peace and tranquillity. The ultimate in romantic getaways, the hotel is the perfect venue for any wedding – we were lucky enough to experience the smiles laughter and joy from a wedding party, whilst staying at the hotel. The staff could not have been more attentive and the Bride and Groom looked stunning!
It’s not just the location that will have you in awe, but also the food! As someone who never experiences anyone else cooking for her, it was an absolute delight to experience the amazing cuisine placed in front of me. The Courtyard Restaurant, is the place to enjoy a mouth watering 5 course meal, cooked to perfection in a homely and relaxing environment. The restaurant has 2 well deserved rosettes for culinary excellence and having experienced a meal there ourselves, it is easy to understand why!
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Afternoon Tea is also offered at the hotel, for those who wish to have a treat – definitely the epitome of relaxed elegance! We did not know where to start with all the delicious treats placed in front of us – a child was always going to reach for the freshly baked Shortbread biscuit, but I favoured the salmon, cucumber and cream cheese, beef and horseradish sandwiches before plumping for a freshly baked scone with lashings of strawberry jam and clotted cream.
Whether you get the chance to stay at the Ox Pasture Hotel or simply enjoy a meal in the Restaurant or Bistro, the breath taking surroundings will ensure your time there is memorable!
Visit the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel website for details on Special Offers.