Scarborough Weekend With York & Whitby
Sea views, award winning sandy beaches and a breathtaking coastline. Scarborough has it all and if you haven't been before you are in for a real treat. You'll stay at the family-run Red Lea Hotel which is really well placed for you to explore this great seaside resort in your free time. They also offer a pool and some excellent evening entertainment if that's your kind of thing! To make sure you get the most out of this long weekend, we've included some absolutely cracking Yorkshire excursions.
Our excursion to the ancient cathedral city of York gives you the chance to enjoy its many sights and sounds formed by its rich history and heritage from the Vikings to Romans and beyond. And then there is Whitby, an ancient port town just brimming with history and -so they say - the best fish and chips in the world, but we'll let you be the judge of that! You'll have plenty of free time to find out, or maybe take a donkey ride along the beach? Whatever you do, you're going to have fun and make some great new memories.
PS - Did you know that Whitby is where Bram Stoker was inspired to write the original horror story Dracula back in 1897?...
A great weekend choice for:
* Anyone looking to relive their childhood seaside holidays
* Those just wanting to relax and have everything taken care of
* Couples looking for romantic strolls along the beach...
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 1Join your coach this morning and head north towards Yorkshire, with convenient stops en route. On arrival at the lovely seaside town of Scarborough you will have time to check into your centrally located hotel and relax before dinner. With splendid views over North Bay you may enjoy a stroll overlooking the sea to get your bearings of this scenic and traditional resort, and work up an appetite (although a quick ice cream won't hurt, and you are at the seaside!)
Days 2 & 3You may find the sea air gives you an appetite, so make the most of the hearty English breakfasts and evening meals at your hotel. There is plenty of time to explore Scarborough and all its sights and sounds, from the lively town centre, two lovely sandy bays, quaint harbour and old town to the thrills of Luna Park and the Cliff Tramways. Make sure you have time to enjoy your fantastic INCLUDED excursions to wonderful York with free time to enjoy this vibrant, compact walled city with its Roman roots and a Viking past, plus characterful Whitby for an older atmospheric seaside experience.
Day 4After an amazing action filled weekend, it is time to say farewell to Yorkshire today, heading south and homewards. Relax and reflect on this warm and friendly county and the history, fun and wonderful experiences you have enjoyed.
YorkINCLUDED Visitor DestinationImagine a city with Roman roots and a Viking past, where ancient walls surround contemporary independent shops and vibrant eateries and there’s a festival for every month of the year. Welcome to York! Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city. Delve into the city’s vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country’s most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river. Visitors to York can enjoy hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings, tours, shops, restaurants and bars within the compact walled city. You’re never far from an awe-inspiring moment.
Imagine a place where families and friends have visited for years, a home away from home that people have known, loved and keep coming back to year after year. A place to make memories and enjoy traditional seaside fun, local shops and eateries, beautiful gardens. This is just part of Scarborough’s charm – as Britain’s original seaside resort, holidays to Scarborough offer something for everyone with two picturesque beaches, numerous exciting attractions nd a rich history that is just begging to be explored. Did you know that the town is home to one of the first purpose-built museums in the world? The Rotunda tells the incredible story of our natural history and the rich fossil-finds on offer across the Yorkshire Coast. There is so much more to explore in Scarborough that will delight and surprise you.
Whitby (half day)INCLUDED Visitor DestinationWhitby is an ancient port with a fascinating history, a ruined abbey overlooking the town, and a working harbour. It also has sandy beaches, donkey rides and rock pools, not to mention some of the best fish and chips in the world! It is easy to see why Bram Stoker found it the perfect location for his novel Dracula in 1897, and the town has not changed a lot since then. The River Esk flows north through the centre of the town dividing it into East and West Sides, linked by the renowned ”swing-bridge”. Whitby Abbey, St Mary’s Parish Church and the picturesque ‘old town’ lie on the East Side, while the West Side of the town has some equally historic fishermen's cottages, hidden in traditional yards behind the fish market and main shopping streets. Slightly further away from the noise and bustle of the harbour are many fine Georgian townhouses, built during Whitby’s most prosperous era in the days of sail. They cluster around the delightful Pannett Park, also home to the town Museum and Art Gallery. The town's most famous explorer Captain James Cook is commemorated with a bronze Whalebone Arch, and the fashionable spa resort was loved by Lewis Carroll and Charles Dickens. We are sure you will love it too!
- 3 night hotel with hearty Yorkshire breakfasts & evening meals
- Evening entertainment at the hotel on some nights
- Lots of free time to enjoy Scarborough
- Excursion to York
- Excursion to the seaside port of Whitby
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Red Lea Hotel Scarborough
The Red Lea Hotel is a stunning hotel located on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast, close to the famous Esplanade and the picturesque South Cliff area of Scarborough. The hotel has a heated indoor swimming pool as well as comfortably appointed bedrooms. There is a spacious bar/lounge area and excellent restaurant.
Visit the Red Lea hotel website