Alpamare Scarborough

A new Waterpark in Scarborough! Some amazing fun stuff on offer: stunning Infinity pool, wave pool, warm outdoor garden pool, Splash and Play area, exhilarating state-of-the-art long water rides, landscaped gardens, and Alpine-style wellness centre and spa. Open 365 days a year - at North Bay, 28 Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PH. Tel: 01723 861431. http://www.alpamare.co.uk/

Scarborough Sports Village

Swimming pool, Football Stadium, Gym, Meeting rooms, Bar ... Ashburn Road, off Valley Road, Scarborough YO11 2JW.  Tel: 01723 360262.

North York Moors National Park

Many events organised throughout the year as well as moorland, woodland and coast to explore. www.visitnorthyorkshiremoors.co.uk

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Experience the thrill of a steam locomotive, or the power of a diesel engine on a nostalgic journey through spectacular countryside. www.nymr.co.uk

North Bay Miniature Railway

Opened in 1931, the Miniature Railway is one of the few railways in the country not to be nationalised. Situated in the Northstead Manor Gardens, Scarborough this 20" gauge railway is 7/8's of a mile long with all the features of a full sized railway. www.nbr.org.uk

North Cliff Golf Club

Is situated 2 miles north of Scarborough, on the coastal road to Whitby. Although mainly a parkland course, it does have a cliff top start and finish. Stunning views of both the North Bay and Castle make this James Braid designed course both a delight and a challenge to play at any time of the year. www.ncgc.co.uk

South Cliff Golf Club

Scarborough has eight clifftop holes with super views and the remaining holes in an undulating dales-like setting. The Course remains true to the ideals of its architect Alistair 'Augusta' Mackenzie, there's little rough and few trees and though the greens are generous they are cunningly shaped to provide a challenge. www.scarboroughgolfclub.co.uk

Ganton Golf Course

Is one of the country's top championship golf courses and all visitors need to make a booking prior to their visit 01944 - 710329. www.gantongolfclub.com

Dalby Forest

Has many events organised throughout the year and is renowned for its cycle tracks or for something different try Go-Ape a tree-top adventure course or simply take a leisurely stroll through the scenic forest. www.forestry.gov.uk

Yorkshire Lavender

Is Yorkshire's Premier Multi Award-Winning Lavender Farm, Lavender Gardens and Specialist Plant Nursery set in a spectacular hillside farm of nearly 60 acres, within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. www.yorkshirelavender.com

Castles and Museums

Scarborough Castle

Is an ancient and stupendous castle, once the glory, and still the ornament of Scarborough was built in the reign of King Stephen, by William le Gros; Earl of Albemarle and Holderness. The ruins of the castle are situated at the Eastern extremity of the town, on a lofty promontory, elevated more than 300 feet on the southern, and 330 feet on the northern side, above the level of the sea, and commanding the town, harbour and the bay. www.scarboroughcastle.co.uk

Castle Howard

Is one of Britain's finest historic houses and is still home to the Howard family who conceived, designed, and built it over three centuries ago. www.castlehoward.co.uk

Whitby Abbey

Is a ruined monastery sited on Whitby's East Cliff. It was founded in 657 AD by the Saxon King of Northumbria, Oswy (Oswiu) as Streanshalh (Streonshalh). www.whitbyabbey.co.uk

The Rotunda Museum

Described as the finest surviving purpose-built museum of its age in the country, was built in 1828 to a design suggested by William Smith, 'Father of English Geology'. The Rotunda is currently closed for redevelopment and will reopen in Spring 2008 as a museum of geology. www.rotundamuseum.co.uk

Sledmere House

Is the home of Sir Tatton Sykes, 8th Baronet. There has been a Manor House at Sledmere since medieval times. Visitors are welcome to share the peace and quiet of the parkland and woodland walks, to wander through the Rose and Parterre and enjoy the views of the beautiful chapel which is housed in the grounds. www.sledmerehouse.com

Burton Agnes Hall

Is an exquisite Elizabethan house filled with treasures including art, furniture and porcelain collected by the family over five centuries. Lawns and topiary bushes surround the Hall and an award winning walled garden contains a maze, giant games, a jungle garden and more than four thousand plant species. www.burton-agnes.com

Scarborough Art Gallery

An Italianate villa built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent, houses Scarborough's fine art collection. Paintings feature seascapes and views of Scarborough including works by Atkinson Grimshaw, HB Carter, Frank Mason and Ernest Dade. The Gallery also displays works by Lord Leighton, Ivon Hitchens, Matthew Smith, Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. The Gallery has a lively temporary exhibition programme that features contemporary work by professional artists. Our programme also includes talks and holiday activities for families. www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.co.uk

Walks

  • Egton Bridge - Glaisdale Circular - 3.5 miles
  • Danby Visitor Centre - Little Fryupdale - Danby Visitor Centre - 4.66 miles
  • Goathland - Beck Hole - Mallyan Spout - Goathland - 4.10 miles

More walks can be found on www.walkingworld.com

Theatre & Cinemas

The Stephen Joseph Theatre

Founded in Scarborough by theatrical pioneer Stephen Joseph. The new theatre opened on 30th April 1996 and has two auditoria: The Round, a 404-seat in the round and The McCarthy, a 165-seat endstage/cinema and is the home of local playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. The building also contains a restaurant, shop, and full front-of-house and backstage facilities. www.sjt.uk.com Telephone 01723 370541

Scarborough Spa Complex

Located in Scarborough's picturesque South Bay and is one of the most prestigious venues for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and events on the Yorkshire Coast. www.scarboroughspa.co.uk General Enquires Tel: 01723 376774 Box Office Tel: 01723 357869

Dining/Public Houses

The Moorcock Inn, Langdale End, YO13 0BN.  Tel: (01723) 882268 (telephone in advance as not always open)

Lanterna Italian Restaurant (Exclusive award winning restaurant), 33 Queen Street, Scarborough.  Tel: (01723) 363616 www.lanterna-ristorante.co.uk

Anton's Restaurant, 20 Sandside, Scarborough.  Tel: (01723) 381445 www.antonscafebar.com

Ask Restaurant, North Wharf, Scarborough.  Tel: (01723) 507575

Pizza Express, 11-12 Sandside, Scarborough.  Tel: (01723) 375888 http://www.pizzaexpress.com/visit-a-restaurant/restaurant/scarborough/?link=nolink

Tuscany Two Italian Restaurant, 6 Filey Rd, Scarborough.  Tel: (01723) 355900

Gianni's Italian Restaurant Pizzeria, Victoria Road, Scarborough.  Tel: (01723) 507388

The Coachman Inn, Pickering Road, Snainton.  Tel: (01723) 859231 www.coachmaninn.co.uk

Hackness Grange Hotel, Hackness.  Tel: (01723) 882037 www.hacknessgranagehotel.co.uk 

The Anvil, Sawdon, nr Brompton, Scarborough.  Tel: 01723 859896 www.theanvilinnsawdon.co.uk

The Yew Tree Café, 1 Yew Court Terrace, Scalby.  Tel: (01723) 367989

The Barn Café Bistro, Coastal Rd, Burniston, Scarborough. Tel: (01723) 379059 http://thebarnbistro.com/

Shopping

Wykeham Village Market every Friday 8am - 1pm at Downe Arms Pub (A170). Telephone (01723) 866600

A Continental Food Market is held periodically in Scarborough town centre.

The market town of Helmsley offers an array of interesting shops.

York Designer Outlet, St.,Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York, YO19 4TA. Telephone: (01904) 682700

Birds & Wildlife

Birds of Prey Conservation Centre

offers a range and variety of methods of interaction with raptors and birds of prey. www.comeflywithme.net

Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary

Houses thousands of fascinating sea creatures, as well as a busy and highly successful marine sanctuary for orphaned, sickly and injured seal pups. The introduction of the otter sanctuary has proved an overwhelming success and the sea turtles' convalescence facility has become a firm favourite.www.sealifeeurope.com

Local Festivals

Scarborough International bike week

Is held once a year at Oliver's Mount. Along with the Festival of Speed and Cock o' the North National Motorcycle road races. www.auto66.com

Scarborough Seafest

Is a weekend in July of lively music, seafood and sea-related events of all kinds, with free all-day concert on the west pier at Scarborough. www.seafest.org.uk

Scarborough Jazz Festival

Is held yearly in September www.scarboroughjazzfestival.co.uk