Family breaks without the hassle in EnglandMarch 20, 2015
Yorkshire in North East England is well known for its own brand of hospitality and it can be seen at its best with the welcome you receive at the Clifton hotel Scarborough. The hotelis renowned for its warm Yorkshire welcome and the hospitality continues right up until the time you leave. Although in the 1960s claims were made that the town was first founded by Vikings, as yet no proof has been offered to support this claim but what is known about this historical town, is that during the English Civil War of the 1640s the town came under two major sieges and changed hands a total of 7 times, leaving the town in ruins. In 1660, after acidic water was found streaming from one of Scarborough’s cliffs, Scarborough became the first English seaside resort although not until 1735 did it receive the first of its rolling bathing machines. Travel blogging today claim that the Scarborough railway station, with its seat that is 139 meters long, holds a record for having the longest seat in the world.
The town is divided into two bays, the North Bay and the South Bay, by a rocky outcrop that is home to the ruins of an 11 century castle. The original town and harbour were located on South Bay, which today is known as the old town and has the main transportation hubs for the town. The Clifton Hotel is located in North Bay which although more peaceful, is ideally located for those that wish to visit the Japanese themed Peasholm Park. From this park a miniature railway runs through Northstead Manor Gardens and on to the Sea Life Centre. The miniature railway itself has a claim to fame as it is said to be the oldest of its type in the world, which still runs today. The Sea Life Centre is a popular attraction as it affords visitors the opportunity to pass through tunnels to see all the sea life without even getting wet. Of course, as a true depiction of the sea with all its diverse life, a visitor will have the chance to see many different things from shrimp to shark and can also witness some of the feeding processes. Other sea life of interest at the centre is the otters, jellyfish and penguins.
Another attraction that Scarborough has to offer is Playdale Farm Park. This is a park that has children in mind and gives them an opportunity to see many animals in the surroundings of a farm. Among some of the favourite animals that can be seen are Chinchillas, Alpacas, rabbits and pigs. As mentioned, this park has kids in mind and so there is also a play area which includes a tractor to ride on and underneath a covered picnic area, there is also a sand pit with buckets and spades.
Scarborough today, certainly has something for all the family and you can make the most of it by enjoying the hospitality of a hotel like the Clifton.