Scarborough is a fine example of a Victorian seaside resort town. Here, you can stretch out on one of the golden sandy beaches, lick melting ice creams or nibble on newspaper-wrapped fish and chips before braving the dip in the cool North Sea. Alternatively, ride the old Victorian funicular that still chugs slowly along to the harbour, or amble through the Japanese Gardens in Peasholm Park.

    Scarborough has modernised since the golden age of seaside holidays, though. At Scarborough SEA LIFE you can get face to face with cheeky Humboldt penguins or watch playful seals splashing around, while the renovated Victorian spa now offers year-round gigs and shows.

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    • 11 Places Locals Love to Eat in Scarborough

      Scarborough is not only a historic seaside town but also a diverse dining scene on England's North Sea. Even better, most restaurants cook with produce sourced from surrounding farms in the North York Moors, such as fresh herbs and veggies and meat raised in the lush countryside. And there's the nationally famous seafood that comes off the boats and straight...

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