York & The Deep 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 - Hull & The Deep
Kingston-Upon-Hull, to give the city it's full name, was elected to be UK Capital of Culture in 2017. /nHull has an abundance of free museums on Archaeology, Streetlife, Maritime interest, and Slavery (Wilberforce House)./nArt lovers can head to the Ferens Art Gallery, where the 2017 Turner Prize was hosted. /nThe Deep (entry included) is more than an aquarium, although it is a fine aquarium with over 3500 fish./nIt is also a museum and environmental charity, housed in a modern building overlooking the Humber estuary./nThere are turtles and penguins on display, reflecting the variety of sea life The Deep helps to protect./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - York
York'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 museums of Roman, Viking and medieval history (charges apply), as well as many interesting shops in "The Shambles"./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 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. 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.