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King John spends more on Scarborough than on any other castle in the kingdom. He adds a new royal chamber block and an extensive outer wall.
Scarborough is well represented as a regional manufacturing centre with the Plaxton Company (a division of Alexander Dennis) which has been building coaches and buses since 1907, and Cast Iron Radiators Ltd - a Scarborough-based manufacturer of traditional heating products which is a significant employer in the town..
Our Alpine-style wellness centre and spa is perfect for relaxing and pampering yourself, whatever the weather.
Scarborough bristles with history, from the Castle, built in the 1100s on the site of a Roman signal station, to the unique circular Rotunda Museum, one on the world's oldest purpose-built museums.
Scarborough's town centre has all the usual high street favourites plus, down its picturesque side streets, such as Huntriss Row and Bar Street, a cornucopia of small independents selling everything from vintage clothing to food.
Join Russell Howard, one of our funniest and most successful comedians, as he tries out brand new material. ...
North Bay and South Bay are linked by Marine Drive, an extensive Victorian promenade, built around the base of the headland. Overlooking both bays is Scarborough Castle, which was bombarded by the German warships SMS Derfflinger and SMS Von der Tann in the First World War. Both bays have popular sandy beaches and numerous rock-pools at low tide.
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Henry II becomes king and demands the return of all royal castles. Scarborough passes to the Crown.
Colonel (and, later, Sir) Edward Peel landed a world-record tunny of 798 pounds (362 kg), capturing the record by 40 pounds (18.1 kg) from one caught off Nova Scotia by American champion Zane Grey. The British record which still stands is for a fish weighing 851 pounds (386 kg) caught off Scarborough in 1933 by Laurie Mitchell-Henry.
Scarborough was the finishing point, for Stage 1 of the inaugural 2015 Tour de Yorkshire, hosted on 1 May.
All the way from the Alps, Alpamare Scarborough is a waterpark like no other.
A fortified tower is erected on the headland. It was probably one of many signal stations build on England's north-eastern coast by the Romans.
Scarborough is home to the Oliver's Mount racing circuit. This track is composed of twisty public roads and has played host to domestic motorcycling and rallying events for many years. Noted motorcycle racers who have raced at Oliver's Mount include Barry Sheene, Ron Haslam and Guy Martin. The town was the home of the 2nd RAC Rally in 1952.
Scarborough Visitors and residents will be able to enjoy a Musical firework spectacular as ‘Starfire’ returns to illuminate the sky as the Goldwing Display ends on 10th September. ...
Scarborough has lots of attractions for visitors aside from its fine beaches. Scarborough Castle dominates the coastal skyline, and backing onto the beach there are lots of options for eating out and traditional seaside entertainments, and the number of festivals in summer is growing.
Although the town has no ferry services, there are transport links to Hull which runs frequent services to northern Europe.
Scarborough recovered under King Henry II, who built an Angevin stone castle on the headland and granted the town charters in 1155 and 1163, permitting a market on the sands and establishing rule by burgesses. Edward II granted Scarborough Castle to his favourite, Piers Gaveston. The castle was subsequently besieged by forces led by the barons Percy, Warenne, Clifford and Pembroke. Gaveston was captured and taken to Oxford and thence to Warwick Castle for execution.
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Multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the UK’s finest ever singers Hull-born Joe Longthorne brings his fabulous tour to Scarborough this Autumn. ...
The town has two principal golf courses, North Cliff and South Cliff, plus some smaller ventures. Ganton Golf Club, which has hosted tournaments such as the Ryder Cup and Walker Cup, is situated approximately 8 miles to the west of Scarborough.
Bridlington is located 18 miles to the south, or if you have had enough of the seaside the North York Moors National Park reaches right to the edge of town. Further afield, but easily reachable in a day trip, you can go shopping in Leeds, visit historic York or visit local market towns such as Beverley, Helmsley and Malton which are in easy reach .
In recent years, arts, business and education have collaborated annually to produce Digital Scarborough – a celebration of the town's digital activities including a wide range of events from business networking to film showings and gigs with DJs and VJs.
The McCain Yorkshire Coast 10K Road Race and Fun Run will return on the 30th October 2016. ...
The castle is placed in the care of English Heritage.
EPW presents an evening of action filled live American wrestling at the Scarborough Spa’s Grand Hall. After a brilliant first event in January, EPW Wrestling returns to The Spa's Grand Hall duri ...
But despite its rich history, Scarborough doesn’t live in the past. The town is constantly innovating to keep its place as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. Explore our website to find out more.
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Four exhilarating state-of-the-art long water rides will take your breath away and give you the adrenaline ride of your life.
First World War recruitment poster depicting the effects of the German bombardment of Scarborough in 1914
In November 1987 the town was chosen as the venue for the first-ever Eurovision fan club convention. Members of the then fan club, Europa-UK, gathered in the Palm Court Hotel for the first such event to be held in the UK.
A new revival directed by the author, Alan Ayckbourn's classic comedy was first produced in Scarborough in 1987. ...
Scarborough General Hospital is the local district general NHS hospital. It is run by the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and is the largest employer in the area employing over 2,400 staff.
Richard III is the last king to stay at the castle, when he assembles a fleet to resist the invasion of Henry Tudor, later Henry VII.
There is also a private international language school called Anglolang, established in 1985, which teaches the English language to overseas students, companies, educational institutions, organised groups and individuals.
William le Gros, Count of Aumâle, builds the castle. King Stephen makes him Earl of York.
On 5 June 1993 Scarborough made headlines around the world when a landslip caused part of the Holbeck Hall Hotel, along with its gardens, to fall into the sea. Although the slip was shored up with rocks and the land has long since grassed over, evidence of the cliff's collapse remains clearly visible from The Esplanade, near Shuttleworth Gardens.
North along the coast you come to Ravenscar overlooking Robin Hoods Bay.
The castle is taken into state guardianship. The 18th-century barracks block is demolished and the Roman signal station and later chapel are excavated.