Scarborough Xmas 5 Days - 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.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Whitby Christmas Eve
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 3 - Christmas Day
Day 4 - Bridlington Boxing Day
Bridlington has an historic old town, long promenade, sandy beach and cliff top walks with views of the trawler port./nThe Bayle Museum (occasional opening, small entry fee) is housed in a 12th century gatehouse in the old town. /nRecently refurbished, the Spa entertainment centre has a free-to-enter art gallery hosting a variety of exhibitions./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.