787 – Battle of Peasholm

31 Jul , 2017  

Battle of Peasholm, Scarborough

Head down to Peasholm Park just off the North Bay in Scarborough for 2.40pm ready for the 3.0pm start of the naval re-enactment of the Battle of the Plate. There is warm sunshine but a short shower towards the end of this unique attraction. It is also very well attended, so we have to sit […]

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756 – Whitby to Scarborough walk

21 Jun , 2016  

There is no breakfast provided at the Duke of York pub, but we do eat yogurts and croissants bought the day before. Leaving at 7.45am after handling in the room key, enjoy the initial climb up the 199 steps unimpeded by crowds. It is a day of sunny intervals with some cloud but a light […]

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713 – Scarborough Castle

27 Jun , 2015  

Armed Forces Day, Scarborough

A wonderful day in Scarborough with Jacqui and Emma staying for the weekend. Armed Forces day in Scarborough is thankfully dry, sunny with clear conditions, warm too. After exploring the town and dropping down to the South Bay to enjoy the various stalls, music, and atmosphere, we use the vernacular cliff tram by the Spa […]

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694c – Scarborough Mere walk

5 Apr , 2015  

Scarborough from Oliver's Mount

We enjoy walk along the South Bay, up through the Spa gardens then the long walk up to the top of Oliver’s Mount to take in the fantastic views of the town and coastline. The conditions are very clear, so we are able to pick out certain buildings of note in the town. We then […]

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Art gallery

692 – Scarborough Art Gallery

3 Apr , 2015  

South Bay, Scarborough

We use annual passes to get in for free on a very wet, gloomy Good Friday in Scarborough. We thoroughly enjoy the latest temporary exhibition, Summer snaps, various photos of Scarborough taken by holiday makers or of various entertainments throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. There are some fascinating shots of how Scarborough used to […]

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661 – Sea Life Sanctuary, Scarborough

25 Aug , 2014  

After shopping in the morning we walk along the North Bay on the beach to visit the sea life centre, using a 40% off voucher for the girls while Neal and I use our annual passes. The girls enjoy their 1-2 hour visit. Of note are the jellyfish lit up with different colours, the giant […]

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659 – Scarborough Castle

23 Aug , 2014  

Take Megan, Chloe and Isabel to Scarborough for the August Bank Holiday weekend. After a long, congestion filled journey (4 hours plus from collecting the girls, over 5 hours in total) enjoy an excellent Italian lunch, have a look around the shops and the South Bay front, then up to the castle. There is some […]

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653 – Scarborough to Bridlington walk

28 Jul , 2014  

Walk the 30 miles (my longest walk in one day ever!) to Bridlington along the coastal path. We set off at 6.30am on a very clear, blue , sunny day. From Old Town we drop into South Bay, following the Cleveland Way along Cayton Cliff to Cayton Bay. We then pass holiday caravan parks at […]

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647b – Naval Warfare, Peasholm Park

28 Jun , 2014  

Amanda and I walk down to Peasholm Park to see the special early evening Naval warfare model ships battle. It is £4 each and excellent. We get front row seats on the terracing in front of the lake. The commentator is very entertaining, jokes and movie music medleys played prior to the 30 minute battle […]

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642 – Whitby to Scarborough walk

11 Jun , 2014  

Perfect walking weather for a walk I’ve wanted to do for several years, the 25 miles from Whitby to Scarborough. A dry day with some high cloud, a breeze and excellent visibility, but not too hot and with plenty of daylight hours. We catch the 7.35am bus from Scarborough for the hour journey to Whitby, […]

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