Two week's ago we were lucky enough to be invited to stay at the beautiful Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, which is located near Scarborough. Of course being so close to this delightful seaside town we just had to pay it a visit and we ended up spending a lovely afternoon exploring and feeling all nostalgic, as it brought back many happy childhood memories.
Scarborough is somewhere that I use to visit as a child, I remember my mum taking me and my brother and visiting the fair and riding on the donkeys. It is also somewhere that I have taken my eldest daughter when she was younger, she loved it and is eager to return. However on this occasion it was just myself and the other half, although after seeing what the town has to offer we are keen to visit again in the summer with all three children as there is so much for little ones to do.
Scarborough is a traditional seaside town located in North Yorkshire and surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. When we arrived in the town centre we noticed that the train station was very central and there was lots of buses, taxis and car parks, making it really easy to get too. It is only just under two hours from Newcastle, so it is perfect for a day out.
We had a look around the main town centre and I was surprised with just how many shops there actually were, as I normally just visit the beach and had no idea there was such a busy town centre just minutes away. After looking in the shops and buying the children some gifts from the little gift shops and toy shops we made are way down the tramway to the beach, as I didn't fancy walking down the hill to the seafront (yep I'm lazy).
The tramway cost about 80p each and I thought it was great fun and so quick getting the old fashioned tram down the side of the hill. It drops you off right on the seafront at the start of all the attractions which is very handy. First stop when we got off the tramway was to head to Harry Ramsdons for fish and chips with lashing of salt and vinegar, it has to be done when you are at the seaside.
We walked down towards the little fun fair and we stopped off for ice creams from one of the little wooden huts along the harbour whilst watching the fishing boats and boat trips go out to sea. I loved the look of the little pirate boat you could go and it was only about £3 for a trip out to see, my little ones would have loved that. We brought some ocean pinks to eat from one of the many fresh fish huts dotted along the promenade too.
We then made are way back along the seafront before boarding the tramway to take us back to the town centre to head to the hotel. We had such a lovely day in Scarborough and it felt like I was stepping back in time reliving my childhood, as it was exactly the same as I remember it all those years ago.
I only wish that we had of had more time to explore this lovely town, I can not wait to visit again with my children and let them experience a traditional day out at the seaside, I am sure they will love Scarborough just as much as I do.
Have you ever visited Scarborough before ?