Tall Storeys Hotel

131 Longwestgate, Old Town, Scarborough, YO11 1RQ, United Kingdom
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Three days in March in Scarborough

by Terryjean

We will be there March 10, 11, 12 and will be staying at the Grand Hotel...seems that some really like it and others really hate it...any feedback?
Also, where to eat, how's the weather and will we have time for the Moors and York, Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay? Any nightlife this time of year?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance,

RE: Three days in March in Scarborough

by Britannia2

There were some problems with food poisoning at this hotel a few years ago and the authorities closed it down . It has been reopen for a few years now with no problems but it tends to cater for elderly people on inclusive holidays - I would think clean and basic describes as best.
There is a train to York every hour ( less on Sundays)and it takes 40 minutes. Go to www.northernrail.co.uk for details. For Whitby there is a regular bus that takes one hour but for the best journey take a bus to Pickering and then a steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway ( www.nymr.co.uk) to Grosmont and then a train to Whitby with a bus back to Scarborough. You can find details at www.sjd117.freeserve.co.uk/yorkbus/.
Scarborough is a wonderful town - it has the most wonderful view from the hotel across the harbour and the town is good to explore on foot. It can be hilly though.
The weather is unpredictable I am afraid. It could be anything in March from snow to rain to reasonably warm and bright but the nights will be cold.

RE: Three days in March in Scarborough

by Sjalen

Can't say anything about the Grand other than that the famous vet Herriot stayed there during his service during WWII :)

Scarborough is indeed nice but I definately recommend a trip to both Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay which are wonderful :) Getting to York you will certainly have time for even if the city deserves at least a day. Scarborough-York is not as scenic as Whitby-York which crosses the North York Moors National Park with its sheep in the heather :)

www.yorkshirecoastliner.co.uk is another way of getting to/from York if the train is too expensive or wrong hours.

RE: Three days in March in Scarborough

by Maxus

With 365 rooms (one for every day of the year) the Grand is something of an institution, a traditional British hotel with traditional British service (which can occasionally leave something to be desired) it has been there forever and I think they built it round some of the staff, but the quirkiness of the place is what makes it.

As Colin said, it did have a hygiene scare last year (see http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/yorkslincs/series7/dirty_hotel.shtml) but the new owners, Britannia Hotels, will have gone all out to improve matters since then with a 7 million pound refurbishment so you should be fine and I personally would have no qualms staying there.

Scarborough generally is a good place to visit, there is a wealth of history in this area and you have made good choices with Whitby, York and Robin Hoods Bay. Scarborough has character, there is good nightlife and plenty of places to eat all year round, where to go in the evening will depend on what exactly you want.

Travel Tips for Scarborough


by Sjalen

When there are strong winds, as often in Scarborough, surfers are in heaven. You can just about make out their heads in this picture. Both the South and North beaches can be used and small boards are even for sale in the seaside shops if you don't expect Australian standards :)

Classic ice cream parlour

by Britannia2 about Harbour Bar

Linger over a high rise sundae or a vanilla ice peach melba in this seaside milk bar , a retro heaven of banana and cherry, Formica,chrome and neon mirrors and red leatherette. Run by the Alzoni family , the Harbour Bar serves its own delicious Italian style ice cream in a classic cafe interior that has not changed since it first opened in August 1945.
Sir Jimmy Saville pops in occasionally.
The website link has good interior photos - when I visited the cafe was too busy for me to take photos. The knickerbocker Glories at £4.95 are an ice cream lovers delight.

The Golden Rule

by steventilly

My golden rule is never give my camera to someone and ask them to take a picture of us if I think that guy can run faster than me. Hence it's usually 130 year old women who get the job. This time I gave it to some youthful guy who could outsprint me easy - I was relying on his 3 small kids to slow him down. Nice picture tho, worth the risk ;-)


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