Cumberland Hotel

Belmont Road
South Cliff
YO11 2AB

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01723 361826
Fax: 01723 500081

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Scarborough Band Stand
Scarborough Aerial View
Scarborough Castle
Scarborough Harbour
Scarborough Beach

Cumberland Hotel,

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  • Hotel Facilities
  • Bedrooms
  • Your Resort
  • Hotel History
  • 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
  • Bar lounge with large dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings
  • Attractive restaurant
  • Quiet lounge
  • Free Wi Fi in public areas
  • All 86 bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels
  • All bedrooms have bath or shower and WC
  • Centrally heated throughout
  • Lift serves all floors (few additional stairs to some rooms)
  • Entire hotel, including all bedrooms, is a no smoking area

    Hotel Facilities

  • Bar lounge with large dance floor where entertainment is provided five evenings per week
  • Attractive restaurant with splendid views
  • Small quiet lounge
  • Lift serves all floors and is large enough for a wheelchair
  • Check in from 16:00. Check out by 11:00. Additional charges apply where earlier check in or late check out are required
  • Note for clients with mobility impairment: there are five steps at the main entrance of the hotel but there is a ramp down to the basement entrance which is adjacent to the lift. We do not have any ground floor rooms. The public areas are split level but we have a wheelchair lift between the two levels. The main lift can comfortably accommodate a wheelchair and we have a wet room available


  • Our attractive restaurant can seat 160 people
  • Breakfast: We provide a waiter served breakfast from 08:00 to 09:30 with last orders at 09:00
  • Dinner: We provide a waiter served table d’hote dinner from 18:30 to 20:00 with last orders at 19:15
  • Special Diets: A selection of vegetarian options is available on the dinner menu. For a more efficient service we recommend these are requested in advance of the meal. Special diets can also be catered for on request; we ask that you contact us at least seven days prior to arrival and provide a diet sheet.
  • To see our current menu, please follow this link.
  • 86 bedrooms on Lower Ground, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors (there are no ground floor rooms)
  • 26 double rooms, 26 twin rooms, 27 single rooms, 3 rooms with three single beds and 4 rooms with a double and a single bed
  • Lift serves all floors but about one third of our rooms (at the western end of the building) are only accessible via 6 stairs from the lift level
  • All the rooms on the northern elevation have magnificent views of Scarborough but we are about 150m from the sea front so we can only glimpse the seac
  • All rooms have central heating but we do not have any rooms with air conditioning
  • All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and Freeview TV with radio channels
  • All bathrooms are equipped with a bath or shower and WC. Most rooms have a shower rather than a bath; if you have a strong preference for one or the other, please tell us when you make your booking because we are often fully booked and it can be difficult to change rooms on arrival
  • Cots can be provided on request in any room type except single rooms
  • Ironing facilities are available from reception
  • Smoking is prohibited in all of our bedrooms
  • We do not provide room service in normal circumstances

Scarborough is one of England's oldest and finest seaside resorts. With a history spanning over a thousand years and surrounded by stunning scenery, Scarborough is the undisputed 'Queen of the Yorkshire coast' with a host of attractions to suit everyone.

The town stands between two splendid bays and is overlooked by a magnificient rugged headland, which is crowned by a medieval castle. Stroll along the town's majestic Victorian promenade and wander around its shopping centres, antiques stalls, restaurants and cafés. Discover its formal gardens, regarded to be amongst the best in the country. Visit its wealth of attractions from the Stephen Joseph Theatre and nearby Eden Camp to the Rotunda Museum and delightful South Bay Marina.

The town has uniquely beautiful and intriguing surroundings. Explore the rugged Yorkshire coastline or search the vast north Yorkshire Moors. Travel north to the whaling port of Whitby, with its imposing ruined monastery and well known as a setting for Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', or head south to the lively fishing port of Bridlington, with its beautiful Augustinian priory and fabulous beaches.

Town Centre

The town centre offers a wide range of shopping, from fine glass and old-fashioned doll's houses to upmarket boutiques and High Street favourites. The centrally situated Brunswick Shopping Centre has a great selection of well-known names all under one roof. Bar Street, a charming cobbled area just off the main street is traffic-free and offers a selection of small shops, each as individual as the last. Scarborough also boasts an enviable range of restaurants, offering everything from international cuisine to traditional fish and chips.

Beach and Gardens

Scarborough offers two sheltered bays of golden sand which are ideal for bathing. Scarborough is also a premier floral resort with a number of stunning gardens, in particular those at South Cliff and the oriental-themed Peasholm Park.

Activities and Attractions

Tourist Information
Tel:01723 383636

Scarborough Castle
In a prominent headland position overlooking the town, the castle has witnessed over 2,500 years of history and there is an exhibition which features intriguing artefacts from Scarborough's past.

Eden Camp
Tel:01653 697777
A unique modern history theme museum, built on the site of an original prisoner of war camp. The museum uses re-created scenes, sounds and smells to transport visitors back to the days of the second world war.

Sea Life Centre and Marine Sanctuary
A unique insight into the habitat of a myriad of marine creatures.

Futurist Theatre & Cinema
Tel:01723 374500/365789
Presents regular summer shows, musicals and plays and shows the latest releases in the cinema.

Scarborough Bowls Centre
Tel:01723 353992
Overlooking the picturesque North Bay, with facilities for all levels of ability.

Stephen Joseph Theatre
Tel:01723 370541
The first theatre 'in the round' in the country, established in 1955, also boasts a cinema, shop and restaurant facilities.

The Grainary
Tel:01723 870026
The farm offers a range of walks and nature trails suitable for all levels of ability. There is also a tea room offering beautiful countryside views and a plant centre.

Market Hall & Vaults
A traditional market hall selling all manner of goods. Below the main market is the Vaults Shopping Centre, a labrynth of shops selling antiques, gifts, arts & crafts and much more.

North Bay Miniature Railway
Tel:01723 373333
The railway runs for approximately 1.2kms (¾ mile) between Peasholm Park and Scalby Mills in the North Bay area of the town.


Scarborough Jazz Festival Held in September, the festival offers a weekend of performances from regional and national artists.

Scarborough Seafest This annual festival celebrates the region's maritime and fishing connections and features a range of activities, as well as a magnificent fireworks display.

Scarborough Fair In September a number of events are held to mark the original Scarborough Fair which started in the 12th century.

Scarborough Ghost Walks takes place each Thursday evening from Easter to Halloween. Participants can learn about the intriguing, and sometimes gruesome history of some of the town's historic sites.

NYMR Spring Gala is a special 10 day event held in April/May 2011 to mark the 175th anniversary of the railway. A cavalcade of of historic steam engines will operate along the line to mark the opening of the Whitby-Pickering line.

Filey Folk Festival takes place in April/May and includes performances by local and international artists.

Scalby Fair takes place in June and features such events as Treasure Hunt, barbecue, fun runs and musical entertainment.

Bram Stoker International Film Festival takes place in Whitby in October. The festival is a celebration of the sci-fi/horror movie genre.

Whitby Regatta takes place in August and offers a three day programme of events ending with a spectacular fireworks display.

For more local events in and around Scarborough see:

Places of Interest

Whitby is a town of quaint streets and fine beaches set beneath towering cliffs, home to ancient abbey ruins and inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Filey is an Edwardian seaside town which is home to monastic ruins and a five-mile stretch of award winning beach.

Bridlington has a modern promenade with wide, flat walkways leading down to its sandy beach. The 12th century Priory Church was originally part of one of England's leading monasteries and the surviving nave is now the parish church, which contains a wealth of historic features, including a tapestry depicting 900 years of history.

Beverley is a medieval market town with an imposing Gothic Minster church. The town also boasts more than 40 pubs, including one of the last public houses in the world to use authentic gas lighting.

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England and is home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. The castle has been used for a number of big screen productions, including scenes from 'Harry Potter' and 'Elizabeth'.

Castle Howard is one of the finest historic houses in Britain, with extensive collections of fine furniture and art and breathtakingly beautiful gardens. It also provided the grand setting for the TV classic 'Brideshead Revisited'.

York has been the spiritual capital of the north for 2,000 years and is home to countless visitor attractions. The Jorvik Centre, National Railway Museum, Roman Walls, splendid shops and of course, the famous Minster are just a few of the highlights of this beautiful historic city.

Pickering is one of the oldest towns in the region, with evidence of human occupation dating back to the Stone Age. Attractions include the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway (the longest steam railway in England) and the Beck Isle Museum, which has a unique collection of black and white photographs and displays of rural life.

Malton has been the historic centre of Ryedale since Roman times. The town consists of two parts - Old Malton with its ancient stone houses and St Mary's Priory and the new town which grew around the Norman castle, with its abundance of shops and weekly market, which has been held here for centuries.

Flamborough is situated between Filey and Bridlington; its origins are shrouded in mystery but the name, which comes from the Anglo-Saxon word 'Flaen', meaning 'arrow head', is said to refer to its thrusting promontory into the sea. The history and romance of Flamborough centre around its sea tradition of piracy, shipwrecks and smuggling and its many caves along the rocky shore were a haven for smugglers of contraband in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Robin Hood's Bay is a stunning example of the Yorkshire coastline at its natural best. From the clifftop, the twisting descent through this timeless village is dotted with picturesque dwellings and cobbled alleyways which seem to tumble into each other right up to the very edge of the sea - this area was popular with smugglers during the 18th century. For a quirkier option, the Ghost Tour tells tales of strange and supernatural happenings agains a backdrop of smugglers, shipwercks and legends.

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