Britain's oldest resort, the gem of the Yorkshire coast
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 South Bay promenade which leads to the Spa Theatre and Conference complex (close to our hotel). 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.
Cumberland Hotel Facilities
- Extremely well situated on the South Cliff a few minutes walk from the Spa complex, beach and town centre
- Splendid views of the resort from the north facing rooms
- All 86 bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels
- All bedrooms have bath or shower and WC
- Entertainment most evenings
- Bar lounge with dance floor
- Attractive restaurant
- Entire hotel, including all bedrooms, is a no smoking area
- Centrally heated throughout
- Lift serves all floors (few additional stairs to some rooms)
- On street car parking by means of complimentary permit available from the hotel
- Extensively refurbished between 2005 and 2008
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Attractions and Events
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