Scarborough 5 Day Festive - Cumberland Hotel
Scarborough is arguably the oldest seaside resort in Britain - a Dr Wittie of Scarborough was advocating sea bathing as long ago as 1660, more than a century before it became popular in Regency Brighton! But Scarborough is much older even than this - a cursory glance at the headland which divides Scarborough's two bays reveals the impressive medieval castle. The name Scarborough is a Viking one and the castle grounds conceal 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.
Christmas Festive ProgrammeMonday
Sherry reception on arrival followed by dinner and dancing.
Tuesday (Alias Christmas Eve) Full Day Excursion to York
One of the world's great tourism cities with its wealth of places to visit including the Roman walls, the famous Minster, the fascinating Yorvik centre, the National Railway Museum - as well as some splendid shops! We return to our hotel in time for dinner after which the evening is filled with dancing and entertainment.
Wednesday (Alias Christmas Day)
Morning competition to guess the weight of the Christmas Cake. Traditional Christmas lunch with 'Santa' and presents. Afternoon tea and games. Dinner followed by dancing and entertainment.
Thursday (Alias Boxing Day) Half Day Excursion to Whitby
We travel to the seaside resort and fishing port of Whitby. The town is incomparably situated on the banks of the River Esk and its skyline is dominated by the remains of the ancient abbey. The Benedictine church was built in the 13th and 14th centuries and stands on the site of the monastery founded in 657. This is the heart of Captain Cook country - the explorer lived here in 1746 and there is an interesting museum explaining his adventures. Have your photograph taken next to the whale's jawbone - a reminder of Whitby's whaling past. Today the jet jewellery and Bram Stoker's Dracula souvenirs are fortunately more popular! Back at the hotel enjoy a pre-lunch glass of punch followed by Grand Boxing Day Lunch. Free afternoon followed by dinner and fancy dress farewell dance (please bring a costume).
Depart hotel after breakfast.
Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly from this programme.
Note: Clients living in the Yorkshire area may wish to join en-route at Hartshead Moor Services. Please quote HHM as your pick up point.
Very well situated on the South Cliff 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. 86 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. Lift serves all floors (few stairs to some rooms). On street car parking using complimentary permit available at reception. Tel:01723 381826
Note for clients with a mobility impairment: This hotel has five steps to the front entrance but there is level access via a slope to the basement which gives access to a large lift which serves all floors. However, all floors are split level and approximately 25% of rooms are accessed via a flight of stairs. The ground floor is also split level but there is a platform lift between levels. There are no ground floor rooms. Please ensure you submit a Special Needs form if you have a mobility impairment.