Monday, 25 April 2016

An Afternoon In Scarborough

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 Castle View

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).

View of Scarborough beach from the tramway

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.

Fish and chips from Harry Ramsdons Scarborough

Luckily the sun was shining and it was a lovely day, so many people were sitting on the beach on the rented stripey deckchairs and children were having donkey rides. We made are way along the promenade visiting some of the arcades to play on the 2p machines and visited some of the many gift shops that line the street to pick up some rock and sweets for the children. I could not believe how cheap everything was!

Ocean Pink Fish

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.

Scarborough harbour speed boat ride

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.

fish nets at Scarborough harbour

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 ?

34 comments:

  1. Now that's my idea of a holiday, although we do live by the sea, when choosing places to visit, I still tend to choose the seaside :) The place looks fab! x

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    1. It really is so great I am planning on taking my children to visit as they would love it xx

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  2. Scarborough is a place I hear so much about, but have never been to. It looks lovely and those fish and chips, yum!! X

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    1. It is such a lovely traditional sea side town. It is a bit like stepping back in time to my childhood as it has not changed in years xx

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  3. We were there last year and it was wonderful. It's a proper little seaside town, isn't it?

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    1. It really is wonderful, it really is a proper little traditional seaside town xx

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  4. I miss living by the sea, ive never been to Scarborough but it looks great! -Marie

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    1. It really is great, lovely place to visit xx

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  5. We're not far from scarborough at all so we nip through on a weekend at times to have a bit of fun at the seaside! H x

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    1. It is great for a day out , I can't wait to take my little ones for a day out xx

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  6. This sounds like my kind of place! I'm in the US but I plan to visit the UK someday! I want to take my children on vacation to other cultures. I love the fresh fish boats! All my kids love fish and seafood..even sushi. I'm visiting from the Facebook BloggerUKClub.

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    1. Oh you really should visit if you ever get to visit the Uk, it is such a traditional british seaside place xx

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  7. I wish I lived close to the seaside, I am yet to visit Scarborough but looks and sounds like a great place made better by happy childhood memories

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    1. I do love visiting the seaside and I am lucky we live not to far away xx

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  8. I have never been to Scarborough before but the seaside culture is something that appeals to me greatly. Everything seems to be better by the seaside!

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    1. Everything really is better by the seaside, I think it makes a lovely day out xx

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  9. Scarborough looks like a lovely place and so much for kids to do too. Fish and chips at the seaside is definitely like an unwritten rule!

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    1. Fish and chips at the seaside always taste so much better too don't they xx

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  10. What a gorgeous day. Scarborough sounds lovely! I love being by the sea. You always feel so refreshed. And you can't beat a good fish and chips and a stroll on the beach. x

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    1. Fish and chips taste so good at the seaside. xx

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  11. I went there as a kid too. I remember Peasholm Park, and the walk through the trees with the fairy lights. I actually returned there with my kids a fews years back. Scarborough's a cool place for a family.

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    1. It really is a lovely place for a family day out.

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  12. I have never visit a coastal town in the North of England but hope to some day. Looks beautiful

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    1. It really is beautiful, oh you really must visit sometime if you ever visit xx

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  13. Any trip like this should end with fish and chips! Well done!

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  14. I used to go here as a child, I quite miss being so close to the sea x

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    1. I use to visit as a child too! I loved the donkeys and the fair xx

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  15. What a lovely little seaside town. There's nothing better than enjoying some fish and chips by the seaside :)

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    1. It really is such a traditional lovely seaside town xx

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  16. You can't beat fish & chips by the British seaside! Love it wish I was there now!

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  17. I love visiting the seaside. It doesn't bother me if its warm or cold I just love being by the water. Plus fish and chips always tastes better by the sea!!

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    1. They really do taste so much better by the seaside don't they xx

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