A Day Out In Whitby – The Captain Cook Memorial Museum

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There are all sorts of things you can do on a day out in Whitby, from sampling fish and chips on the beach to catching your own fresh fish. Having a walk around to soak up some of the history is one of the best ways to get a feel for this seaside town, and […]

A Look At The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

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The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre opened in December 2009 to give visitors the chance to explore the town’s maritime history. It took five years to bring this “museum of the sea” to life and it now contains a wealth of exhibits, from photographs and documents to artefacts. A committee had been formed in 2006 to […]

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Scarborough

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Scarborough is a real gem in Yorkshire’s crown and renowned across the north for being one of the best seaside towns. But even if you have been several times there will be much you have yet to find out about Scarborough. Here are some fun, unusual and interesting things you never knew about this North […]

A Look At The Secret Garden In The Manor Road Cemetery

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A cemetery is not top of the list for many people when they think of things to do on a day out in Scarborough, but the Secret Garden at the seaside town’s Manor Road Cemetery is not to be missed. The cemetery was opened in 1872 with landscaping carried out according to a winning design […]

St Mary’s Church – A Lifetime Of History

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The Church of St Mary in Scarborough dates back to 1150 and is believed to have been built by masons employed by the castle. Within three decades the church was extended and another two decades later it was extended again. The expansion in 1200 added south and north aisles and then another large extension took […]

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Great For Young And Old

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There is nothing quite like a day out by train, so if you’re looking for a fun and unusual family trip why not head to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The line is a heritage railway that was first opened in 1836 as the Whitby and Pickering Railway. It had been planned by George Stephenson […]

A Look At The Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail

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The Scarborough to Whitby Rail Trail began life in July 1885 when it was opened as a 21-mile railway line. It cost £649,813 to build and was originally owned by The Scarborough and Whitby Railway company. However, it was not a success and was bought out by the larger North Eastern Railway for £261,333 in […]

6 Things To Do In Or Near Pickering

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Pickering is an ancient market town in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, on the border of the North York Moors National Park overlooking the Vale of Pickering. It is said to have been founded by King Peredurus around 270BC, but the town as it is today has medieval origins. The story is that the […]

Eating Out – Our Top Five Indian Restaurants in Scarborough

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Scarborough and curry. Whilst it is not easy to see the connection, in fact there are a higher than usual number of top notch curry houses in Scarborough, and the fierce competition between them has driven standards very high. Whilst some seaside towns offer mainly fish and chips and traditional English fare, Scarborough has a […]

Bempton Cliffs – Best Known For Its Puffins!

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Never fancied bird watching? Bempton Cliffs might just leave you hooked. It is a nature reserve run by the RSPB and it best known for its puffins! Puffins are a huge favourite with children and adults, and seeing them in their natural habitat is a pleasure not to be missed. The reserve is home to […]

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