Scarborough, Britain's first seaside resort is a great place to stay for a holiday or short break, with the safe, sandy, accredited North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach with the historic Scarborough Castle between them.

Great attractions in the town include the Sea Life Marine Sanctuary, Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum. There are also annual festivals, including Seafest, Jazz, Bike week, Scarborough Fayre and the Scarborough Cricket Festival!

Scarborough boasts many quality restaurants, each serving a variety of fresh local produce. The restaurants cater for all tastes and there are countless fish and chip shops along the sea front.

Visit the Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary to learn about the work done to preserve wildlife habitat and also to protect marine life in the area or enter the Seal Rescue Centre and come face to face with rescued seal pups.

Scarborough also provides a great choice of high street shops and boutiques. The Brunswick Centre is a prestigious shopping centre with a department store and thirty-five other retail outlets. The Centre is located in Scarborough's pedestrianised shopping area, which has many individual boutiques, specialist shops and inviting cafes and bars.

Whatever you decide to do Scarborough is a great family friendly place to stay for a long weekend or a week's break.