Scarborough & York Xmas M'kets 5 Days -Cumberland
Scarborough is arguably the oldest seaside resort in Britain - sea bathing was being promoted here in 1660, more than a century before it became fashionable elsewhere. But Scarborough has an even older history with an impressive medieval castle and even the remains of a Roman signal station. The busy harbour is haven to a welter of fishing vessels and there are the usual seaside pursuits a-plenty on the adjacent South Bay promenade which leads to the Spa. The steep hill sides are beautifully landscaped and there are many attractive parks and gardens. The resort is noted for its theatres and there is an art gallery and several small museums.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - York St Nicholas Fayre
Our visit to York coincides with the traditional St Nicholas Fayre, with its markets, entertainment and festive ambiance./nYork's medieval walls were built by Henry III around 1220. Some stretches can be walked on today (steep stairs)./nYork's Minster (entry fee applies) is the largest medieval cathedral in England - it took over 250 years to complete. /nThere are many interesting shops in "The Shambles"./n
Day 3 - Alias Christmas Day
Day 4 - Whitby 'Boxing Day'
Whitby, on the banks of the River Esk, is dominated by the remains of a 13th century Benedictine abbey. /nAtop the West Cliff is a monument to Whitby's whaling past - two giant tusks frame the view. /nCaptain Cook lived here in 1746 and there is an interesting museum explaining his adventures (entry fee applies)./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
The Cumberland Hotel in Scarborough is very well situated on the South Cliff, just a few minutes’ walk from the Spa complex, beach and town centre. With excellent views of the town from the north facing rooms, this excellent hotel has recently been extensively refurbished. The Cumberland Hotel has 90 bedrooms with central heating, private bath or shower and WC (note all single rooms have showers). All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and television. Entertainment is provided most evenings in the ballroom. There is an attractive restaurant and quiet lounge. The lift serves all floors (just a few stairs to some rooms). Parking permit available from the hotel free of charge. Alternatively, we can help you arrange the perfect coach holiday to Scarborough so you can put your feet up.