A Trip to Scarborough

Sometimes it’s good to work hard, but at other times, it’s better to take a break. I recently went away for a week to Scarborough with my wife and parents, and here are some of the things we saw.

After settling in, we visited the famous Scarborough beach, and strolled along its sandy shore, deftly avoiding attacks by the local seagulls. It was nice to feel the sun on my face and breathe in the fresh sea air.

We also explored some of the historical sites in Scarborough, including the Cliff Bridge, which was built in 1827 and still stands beautifully today. Here’s a view from the sealife themed underpass.

Later in the week, we visited the Sealife Centre itself.

And we also visited Whitby and walked up the famous steps to Whitby Abbey.

Back in Scarborough, we took a look at the castle and the nearby graveyard that is the final resting place of Anne Bronte. She’s got a good view from here!

On another day, we found this little oasis next to a main road…

…and on further exploration with my dad, we found a place that I’d spotted on Google Maps. Hidden behind some bushes, there’s a (possible Victorian) pet cemetery!

One afternoon, we took the small train ride from the Scarborough Open Air Theatre to Scalby Mills (and back). It’s literally a small train! The track runs behind the OAT, and we could hear a band sound-checking for their evening performance. Turns out, it was The Cult and/or The Mission!

Following this, we witnessed the miniature naval battle at Peasholm Park (soundtrack by The Cult) while enjoying an ice cream.

Later still, we visited Oliver’s Mount…

…and saw this fantastic view.

We also made sure to indulge in some fish and chips while we were there.

We did lots more, but I think this covers most of my Scarborough holiday! It was a lovely break and a great way to spend quality time with family.

Now, where are we off to next?