Scarborough, York

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    Holiday resort Scarborough

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jun 25, 2004

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    Take a trip to the beautiful holiday resort Scarborough by train. The journey takes only 45 minutes. Scarborough has a north and a south bay, between them lies Scarborough castle (see photo).
    Moreover the town offers an elegant Esplanade and fine gardens. Up the Yorkshire coast there are more interesting villages like the maritime town Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and the fishing harbour of Staithes.

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    take a day here

    by elsebeth Written Jun 1, 2004

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    never thought the english coastline was anything interesting until I went to Scarborough. Actually I only heard about the town from that simon and Garfunkel song ( stars chanting) but didnt what a lovely town it was.
    Its located on the eastcoast about an hour from York by train. Its the last stop on the route so you wont miss it.
    The town is one long step downhill. There are shops all the way down to the harbour, and lots of second hand shops all along the way. When you finally get to the harbour you reach something which could easely be compared to las vegas, only in smaller measures.
    There are full of mini casinoes, where you can part with your money in the slotmachines, or those stupid things where you have to put some coins into and hope the other coins kick it off the edge. Its entertaining for a while but its all seen before.
    If you take a scroll along the coastline you will see the roaring ocean beside you and beware you can easely get wet by the big waves...

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    Scarborough Castle - On our...

    by Raquelle Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Scarborough Castle - On our journey back home we decided to visit the seaside town of Scarborough. Scarborough is your typical British seaside town with everything from donkeys, kiss me quick hats, fish and chips and rock (sticks of candy). We visited Scarborough castle perched high above the town. It is run by English Heritage and is definitely worth a visit. The views looking down on the town are breathtaking. You do have to pay an entrance fee of #2.80 GBP per adult but included in the cost is a free audio tour in your desired language. If you are visiting in the autumn, winter or even spring please bring a coat or jumper. The wind off the sea makes the walk round the castle not particularly pleasant. Also bring an umbrella if it looks like rain as this is a ruined castle so there is nowhere to go inside if it rains. Be warned if you are less mobile don't bother visiting the castle. The walk up to the castle is along steep roads and even steeper steps. By the time we got to the top we could hardly breathe.

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