Scarborough shown within North Yorkshire
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The modern town lies 30 to 70 metres above sea level, on limestone cliffs. The older part of the town lies around the harbour and is protected by a rocky headland. Scarborough is served by Scarborough railway station, with services from York on the North TransPennine route and from Hull on the Yorkshire Coast Line. Scarborough railway station serves the seaside town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England. York ( is an historic Walled city sited at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. North TransPennine is one of the three rail services provided by First TransPennine Express running through Northern England. Kingston upon Hull ( almost invariably referred The Yorkshire Coast Line is a Railway line in northern England.
With a population of around 50,000, Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast. A seaside resort is a Resort located on the Coast. Where a Beach is the primary focus for Tourists it may be called a beach resort It is home to residential communities, business, fishing and service industries, plus a growing digital and creative economy.
The town has a North Bay and a South Bay. The South Bay is the main focus and contains several arcades and entertainment facilities, and is overlooked by the town itself - popular locally for its shopping and nightlife. The harbour has undergone major regeneration including new pontoons and more pedestrian-friendly promenade, street lighting and seating. The North Bay has traditionally been the more peaceful end of the resort and is home to Peasholm Park which has recently (June 2007) been restored to its Japanese-themed glory, complete with reconstructed pagoda. The park still features a mock maritime battle (based on the Battle of the River Plate) re-enacted on the boating lake with large model boats and fireworks throughout the summer holiday season. The Battle of the River Plate ( December 13, 1939) was the first major naval battle in World War II. The North Bay Railway is a miniature railway which runs from the park to the Sea Life Centre at Scalby Mills. The grand opening The opening ceremony took place at 2 pm on Saturday 23 May, 1931. A ridable miniature railway (USA 'riding railroad' or ' grand scale railroad' is a ground-level large scale model railway that hauls passengers using Locomotives
The North Bay is linked to the South Bay by an extensive Victorian promenade, built around the headland. Overlooking both bays is Scarborough Castle, which was bombarded by the German warships SMS Derfflinger and SMS Von der Tann in the First World War. Scarborough Castle is a 12th Century fortress on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Construction by Blohm und Voss at their yard in Hamburg, Derfflinger's keel was laid in January 1912 Development The preceding German large cruiser design ''Blücher'', was an incremental increase over previous armoured cruisers Both bays have popular sandy beaches and numerous rock-pools at low tide.
Slightly less well known is the South Cliff Promenade situated above the Spa and South Cliff Gardens, commanding excellent views of the South Bay and old town and where most of the postcard shots are taken. Its splendid Victorian styling is still intact and the mix of quality hotels and desirable apartments form the backdrop to the ITV drama The Royal and its recent spin-off series, The Royal Today, which can often be seen filming in the area. The Royal is a British Medical drama. The serial television show features one hour episodes aired by ITV. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing The Royal Today is a British medical Soap opera, a present-day Spin-off of the 1960s-set drama The Royal. The South Bay has the largest illuminated "Star Disk" anywhere in the UK. It is 26 metres across and is fitted with subterranean lights representing the 42 brightest stars and major constellations that can be seen from Scarborough in the northern skies.
To the south west-of the town, beside the York to Scarborough railway line, is an ornamental lake known as the Mere. Services Services operated along this line are run by TransPennine Express. Scarborough Mere is a natural lake in the Weaponness Valley in Scarborough North Yorkshire, England. During the 20th century, the Mere was a popular park, with rowing boats, canoes and a miniature pirate ship - the Hispaniola - on which passengers were taken to "Treasure Island" to dig for doubloons. Since the late 1990s the emphasis has been on nature, with "Treasure Island" being paved over to form a new pier area. The lake is now part of the Oliver's Mount Country Park and the Hispaniola now sails out of the South Bay.
The town was founded around 967 AD as Skarðaborg by Thorgils Skarthi, a Viking raider, though in the 4th century there had briefly been a Roman signal station on Scarborough headland, and there is evidence of much earlier Stone Age and Bronze Age settlements. The Grand Hotel is a large Hotel in Scarborough, England, overlooking the town's South Bay Thorgils Skarthi (the Hare-lipped (correctly Þorgils Skarði) is described in the Kormáks saga. A Viking is one of the Norse ( Scandinavian Explorers Warriors Merchants, and pirates who raided and colonized wide areas Ancient Rome was a Civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC The Stone Age is a broad prehistoric time period during which Humans widely used stone for toolmaking The term Bronze Age refers to a period in human cultural development when the most advanced Metalworking (at least in systematic and widespread use included techniques for However, the new settlement was soon burned to the ground by a rival band of Vikings under Tosti (Tostig Godwinson), Lord of Falsgrave, and Harald III of Norway. Tostig Godwinson (1026? &ndash September 25, 1066) was an Anglo-Saxon Earl of Northumbria and brother of King Harold II of England Harald Sigurdsson (1015 &ndash September 25, 1066) later given the epithet Hardraada ( Old Norse: Haraldr harðráði, roughly translated The destruction and massacre meant that very little remained to be recorded in the Domesday survey of 1085. The Domesday Book (ˈduːmzdeɪ bʊk also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester) was the record of the great survey Scarborough recovered under King Henry II, who built a stone castle on the headland, and granted charters in 1155 and 1163, permitting a market on the sands, and establishing rule by burgesses. Burgess is an English word that originally meant a freeman of a Borough or Burgh.
Edward II gave Scarborough Castle to his favourite, Piers Gaveston. For the play see Edward II (play. For the film see Edward II (film. Piers Gaveston 1st Earl of Cornwall (c 1284 &ndash 19 June, 1312) was the Favourite, and possibly lover of King Edward II of England. In his castle at Scarborough, Gaveston was besieged by the barons, captured and carried to Oxford for execution.
In the Middle Ages, Scarborough Fair, permitted in a royal charter of 1253, held a six-week trading festival attracting merchants from all over Europe. " Scarborough Fair " is a traditional English Fair, as well as a traditional English Ballad. It ran from Assumption Day, 15 August, until Michaelmas Day, 29 September. This article is about the theological concept For the works of art with this title see Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Art and Roman Catholic Marian art. Michaelmas, the feast of St Michael the Archangel (also the Feast of SS Michael Gabriel and Raphael or the Feast of Michael and All Angels) is a day in the The fair continued to be held for 500 years, from the 11th century to the 18th century, and is commemorated in the song Scarborough Fair:
Scarborough and its castle changed hands seven times between Royalists and Parliamentarians during the English Civil War of the 1640s, enduring two lengthy and violent sieges. The English Civil War (1642-1651 was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians and Royalists. Following the civil war, much of the town lay in ruins.
In 1626, Mrs Elizabeth Farrow discovered a stream of acidic water running from one of the cliffs to the south of the town. This gave birth to Scarborough Spa, and Dr Wittie's book about the spa waters published in 1660 attracted a flood of visitors to the town. Scarborough Spa became Britain's first seaside resort, though the first rolling bathing machines were not noted on the sands until 1735. Early Modern Britain is the History of the island of Great Britain roughly corresponding to the 16th 17th and 18th centuries The bathing machine was a device popular in the 19th century to allow people to wade in the Ocean at Beaches without violating Victorian notions of The coming of the Scarborough-York railway in 1845 increased the tide of visitors.
This influx of visitors convinced a young architect (John Gibson) with an eye to the future to open Scarborough's first purpose-built hotel. The Crown Spa Hotel (formerly the Crown Hotel) is a large Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. In 1841 a railway link between York and Scarborough was being talked of and he decided that the area above the popular Spa building could be developed. He designed and laid the foundations of a ‘hotel’. (This was a new name derived from the word ‘hostel’ which would serve the same purpose but would be bigger and finer than the traditional inns). Gibson then passed the construction of this hotel to the newly-formed South Cliff Building Company. On Tuesday, 10 June 1845 Scarborough's first hotel was opened—a marketing coup at the time, as the Grand Hotel, soon to be Europe's largest, was not yet finished. Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common When John Fairgray Sharpin came to visit Scarborough in 1845, he was charmed at first sight.
When the Grand Hotel was completed in 1867 it was one of the largest hotels in the world and one of the first giant purpose-built hotels in Europe. The Grand Hotel is a large Hotel in Scarborough, England, overlooking the town's South Bay Four towers represent the seasons, 12 floors represent the months, 52 chimneys represent the weeks and originally 365 bedrooms represented the days of the year. A blue plaque outside marks where the novelist Anne Brontë died in 1849. In the United Kingdom, a blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person or event Anne Brontë (ˈbrɒnti (17 January 1820 &ndash 28 May 1849 was a British Novelist and Poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family
During World War I, the town was bombarded by German warships of the High Seas Fleet, an act which shocked the British (main article Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby). World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The High Seas Fleet (Hochseeflotte was the main battle fleet of the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy during World War I. The Raid on Scarborough Hartlepool and Whitby, which took place on December 16, 1914, was an attack by the German Navy on the British seaport
In June 1993 Scarborough made headlines around the world when a landslip caused part of the Holbeck Hall Hotel, along with its gardens, to fall into the sea. A landslide is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movement such as rock falls deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows which can occur The Holbeck Hall Hotel was a clifftop Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, owned by English Rose Hotels Although the slip was shored up with rocks and the land has long since grassed over, evidence of the cliff's collapse remains clearly visible from The Esplanade, near Shuttleworth Gardens.
Scarborough is one of Yorkshire's 'renaissance towns', having been granted government support for securing a vibrant future. As a result there are many building projects to renovate classic Victorian buildings and quality contemporary architecture.
Inhabitants of the town are generally referred to as Scarborians. Natives of Whitby, call people from Scarborough, Algerinos, the origin of this nickname is unclear. Whitby is a historic town and Civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire on the north-east coast of England.
Dramatist Alan Ayckbourn is based in Scarborough where he has lived for a number of years. Sir Alan Ayckbourn CBE (born 12 April 1939 is a popular and prolific English playwright He has produced some sixty plays in Scarborough and is the artistic director of the famous Stephen Joseph Theatre, where almost all his plays receive their first performance. The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a Theatre in the round in Scarborough, England that was founded by Stephen Joseph and was the first theatre in The town also plays host to the annual National Student Drama Festival, which takes place at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, the Spa Centre and other venues around the town. The National Student Drama Festival (or NSDF) was founded in 1956 by the Sunday Times arts columnist - the festival's first artistic director - Kenneth The Futurist Theatre is a theatre and cinema on the seafront of the South Bay. The Futurist Theatre is a theatre and cinema in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.
The Grade II listed Scarborough Spa complex is home to the Scarborough Spa Orchestra, the last remaining seaside orchestra in the UK. The orchestra gives 10 concerts every week during the summer months, playing music from an extensive repertoire of classical and light music with no programme repeats.
The area is also home to hundreds of "artists" working in a wide variety of media and boasts several galleries. The presence of the University of Hull's School of Arts and New Media in the town helps fuel the vibrant music and arts scene.
In recent years, arts, business and education have collaborated annually to produce Digital Scarborough - a celebration of the town's digital activities including a wide range of events from business networking to film showings and gigs with DJs and VJs. A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience
The town is home to a significant jazz festival each September and in the summer boasts 'Beached' - an eclectic rock and pop festival which takes place on the South Bay beach and features at least 50% local talent alongside internationally-known artists. In summer 2005, Scarborough played host to the Sonic Arts Network Expo featuring cutting-edge performances and installations. Sonic Arts Network is a UK-based organisation established in 1979 that aims to enable both audiences and practitioners to engage with the art of sound through a programme of festivals
These fairly recent developments, married to a long-established museum and visual arts facilities, hint at Scarborough's desire to re-invent itself as a creative and arts-based town. In 2006 work started on Wood End Museum — former home to the Sitwells — to convert it into a creative centre including workspace for artists and the digital cluster, plus an exhibition space. The Sitwells ( Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell, Sacheverell Sitwell) were three Siblings who formed an identifiable literary and artistic The town's Rotunda Museum is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound redevelopment that will see it become a national centre for geology. The Rotunda Museum is one of the oldest purpose-built Museums still in use in the United Kingdom.  2006 also saw the formation of a creative industries network called 'Creative Coast' comprising artists, designers, writers and other creatives with the shared vision of a culturally vibrant economy on the North Yorkshire coast. 
Scarborough has a considerable graffiti culture, with as many as 20 'writers' currently active. There are two areas where graffiti art is legal in Scarborough, Sainsbury's basketball courts, and Falsgrave Park wall. Both have seen many collaborations and murals.
The films Little Voice, Possession, and A Chorus of Disapproval were filmed on location in Scarborough and the surrounding area. Little Voice is a 1998 British Drama film with Music written and directed by Mark Herman. Possession is a 2002 motion picture written and directed by Neil LaBute, based on the novel of the same name by A A Chorus of Disapproval is the title of a British movie from 1988 directed by Michael Winner and adapted from a stage play by Alan Ayckbourn Other films that have filmed scenes in Scarborough include Miranda and Beltenbros. 
Scarborough is twinned with Osterode am Harz (Germany) and Cahir (Republic of Ireland). Osterode am Harz often simply called Osterode, is a city in south-eastern Niedersachsen on the south-western edge of the Harz mountains Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Cahir (pronounced /keɪr/ Cathair Dhún Iascaigh meaning the stonefort of the fishing often spelled Caher in older accounts is a town in South Tipperary Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe.
The town has a small higher education institution, the University of Hull, Scarborough Campus, (formerly North Riding College and University College Scarborough) and is home to Yorkshire Coast College and Scarborough Sixth Form College. The University of Hull Scarborough Campus is a Higher education institution in the North Yorkshire town of Scarborough - and (as its name suggests a satellite Scarborough Sixth Form College is located on the outskirts of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. The five main state secondary schools in Scarborough are Graham School, Raincliffe School, Scalby School, Pindar School and St Augustine's Roman Catholic School, the last being rated as outstanding in a recent Ofsted report. Scalby School is a community Comprehensive, boys and girls technology college in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. Pindar School is a co-educational secondary school in Eastfield Scarborough in North Yorkshire, England. There are also two private schools, Scarborough College (for ages 3 to 18 years) and Bramcote (ages 4 to 13 years). Scarborough College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-18 years Scarborough College recently abolished A-levels and next year will go over to the International Baccalaureate (IB). Scarborough College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-18 years
Education in Scarborough is notable for its commitment to the digital economy with 2006 seeing the formation of the University of Hull's School of Arts and New Media at the Scarborough Campus. Scarborough is one of the UK mainland's first wireless campuses. .
There is also a private international language school called Anglolang, established in 1985, which attracts both local and overseas students. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar)
The Scarborough Amateur Rowing Club was founded in May 1869, and is the oldest surviving rowing club on the north-east coast. For more than 100 years, sea rowing has taken place on the Yorkshire coast between the Tees and the Humber. The Tees is a river in Northern England. It rises on the eastern slope of Cross Fell in the Pennines, and flows eastwards for about 85 miles The Humber is a large tidal Estuary on the east coast of northern England Beginning with friendly rivalry between the fishermen and the jet miners from Blyth (The German Ocean Race), the sport has progressed to what it is today. More recent successes for the club include Bob Hewitt, who now competes as a lightweight rower for the national team. LightWeight is a developer of Video games with Samurai themes such as the Bushido Blade series and the Kengo In 2006 the club finally won the acclaimed Wilson Cup, until then held by rival clubs in neighbouring town Whitby for over eighty years. Whitby is a historic town and Civil parish in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire on the north-east coast of England. Rowing takes place throughout the summer months.
Scarborough is home to the Oliver's Mount racing circuit. This track is composed of twisty public roads and has played host to domestic motorcycling and rallying events for many years. Noted motorcycle racers who have raced at Oliver's Mount include Barry Sheene and Ron Haslam. The crowds for race events are known to have reached 40,000.
Scarborough Cricket Club, has won the ECB National Club Cricket Championship at Lord's on five occasions between 1972 and 1982, a record number of victories. The ECB National Club Cricket Championship (currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Cockspur Cup) is a knock-out Club cricket competition in England Lord's Cricket Ground (generally known as Lord's) is a cricket The club also hosts the annual Scarborough Cricket Festival, and Yorkshire County Cricket Club uses North Marine Road (Scarborough) for a selection of home fixtures throughout the season. The Scarborough Festival is an end of season series of cricket matches featuring Yorkshire County Cricket Club which has been held in Scarborough, on the east coast Yorkshire County Cricket Club, who represent the historic county of Yorkshire, are one of the 18 major county clubs which make up the English domestic Cricket North Marine Road is a cricket ground in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England and the home of Scarborough Cricket Club
The former Scarborough Football Club enjoyed a career in the Football League during the 1990s before being relegated to the Conference North in 2006 and to the Northern Premier League the following year. Scarborough Football Club was an English football team based in the seaside resort of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. History The Northern Premier League (NPL was founded in 1968, as the northern equivalent of the Southern League, decades after the other two leagues at what One of its greatest achievements was winning the FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium on three occasions. original Wembley Stadium was a football Stadium in Wembley, a suburb of north-west London, standing on the site now occupied by the The club's best FA Cup performance was in January 2004 when matched against Chelsea in the 4th round. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after Chelsea narrowly won 1-0, with a John Terry header. John George Terry (born 7 December 1980 in Barking, London is an English Professional footballer. Scarborough F. C. was wound up on 20 June 2007 with unpaid debts exceeding £2 million. Events 451 - Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius ' defeats Attila the Hun. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. . A new club, Scarborough Athletic was formed shortly afterwards. Scarborough Athletic Football Club is an English football club formed on 25 June 2007 following the winding up of Scarborough FC. While the team is currently playing its home matches in neighbouring Bridlington, they hope to return to Scarborough in the near future. Bridlington is a town and Civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
In 2007, the town hosted the World Thundercat Championships (for inflatable powerboats), and similar events in 2008. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Locally, Scarborough Rugby Union Club is moving to a new £4-million ground development on the outskirts of the town, and the nationally achieving Scarborough Gymnastics Academy has recently moved into a new specialist facility. Future redevelopment is proposed for Scarborough Sports Centre (a past venue for international tennis tournaments) and an indoor swimming pool on the opposite side of town.
As might be expected in a significant coastal town, Scarborough's fishing industry is still active, though only a shadow of its former self. The working harbour is home to a fish market including a shop and wooden stalls where fresh, locally-caught seafood can be purchased by the public.
The tourism trade continues to be a major part of the local economy despite the current affordability of foreign holidays. While weekend and mid-week-break trade are tending to replace the traditional week-long family holiday, the beaches and attractions are always very busy throughout summer - a marked contrast to the quieter winter months when Scarborough is often seen as a peaceful bolt-hole from cities such as Leeds and Bradford. Confidence in the hospitality industry is high, evidenced by major refits in recent years, often targeted at a higher-spending clientele. Significant amongst these is the Grand, Scarborough's biggest hotel, which overlooks the South Bay. The Grand Hotel is a large Hotel in Scarborough, England, overlooking the town's South Bay
Scarborough's town centre has major shopping chains (Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, TK Maxx, Matalan, etc. Debenhams plc ( is a British -based retailer operating under a Department Store format in the UK and franchise stores in other countries Marks & Spencer Group plc (also M&S, Marks and Sparks, and Marks) is a British Retailer with 843 stores in more than 30 TK Maxx is a chain of off-price Department stores in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Germany. Matalan is a clothing and homeware store in the United Kingdom. ) alongside boutique shops. As well as a main shopping centre and the Brunswick shopping centre, the town has an indoor market with a large range of antique shops and independent traders in its vaults. The Brunswick Shopping Centre is a small Shopping centre located in the centre of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.
The printing industry is well represented with major players Pindar and Polestar both having bases on the business park. Pindar, which also owns the AlphaGraphics chain, is a Scarborough-born company with an international profile. AlphaGraphics is a franchise chain of business centers that provide print communication solutions that include one-to-one marketing, mailing services, Thanks in part to one of the first internet computing degree courses being available at the Scarborough campus of the University of Hull, the local creative industries include a good selection of website design and development businesses. The University of Hull, also known as Hull University, is an English University, founded in 1927 located in Hull (or Kingston upon Hull) a The firm of Plaxtons has been building coaches and buses since 1907 and is still one of Scarborough's largest employers. Plaxton is a builder of Bus and coach vehicle bodies based in Scarborough, England.
The Castle ward was for many years affected by significant unemployment which had, however, fallen to 7. In Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, a ward is an Electoral district Unemployment occurs when a person is available to work and currently seeking work but the person is without work. 68% at the time of the 2001 census.
Scarborough General Hospital is the local district general NHS hospital. Scarborough General Hospital is an NHS district general hospital in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. The National Health Service is the name commonly used to refer to the four Publicly-funded healthcare systems of the United Kingdom collectively or individually (although It is run by the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which is the largest employer in the area.