Scarborough's Parks & Gardens...

Peasholm Park

Is this the most beautiful Public Park in any British town? We certainly think so. Peasholm Park is an absolute gem! A central island with Japanese Pagoda ornately sitting on top, is surrounded by a lake. A waterfall cascades from the top of the island. Here you can circumnavigate the island on the Dragon or Swan themed pedalos.


And make sure you watch the world famous 'Naval Warfare' every Monday and Thursday in the season. This is one of the world's oldest shows and features model ships manned by people inside reinacting a famous wartime battle, complete with firing planes, explosions and sinking ships!


And don't miss Peasholm Park's most beautiful secret: Peasholm Glen. A stream flows down numerous little waterfalls into lush pools surrounded by some of the biggest variety of trees and foliage found anywhere in Britain with examples from all over the world.


The narrow valley creates shelter for these exotic species and the Japanese themed furniture, weeping willow trees, nature trails, picnic benches and ornaments create a true paradise within the town boundary.

Peasholm Park & Peasholm Glen Gallery

South Cliff Gardens...

The South Cliff Gardens cover an area from The Spa Bridge south to the Holbeck Landslip. As well as the flowerbeds on The Esplanade, highlights include the Rose Garden, Italian Gardens and Shuttleworth Gardens and the maze of wooded paths that wind their way up and down the dramatic cliffs.


Also of note is the elogant Victorian Esplanade including the building used in ITV's The Royal and the Clock Tower (pictured right). From the Esplanade you can take a ride of Britain's oldest and Cliff lift opened in 1875 and 284ft long (or high)!


The Gardens have been cleverly designed, with huge trees acting both as a stabiliser for the clay cliffs and as a shelter from the cold North Easterly winds in winter, enabling a huge variety of plants to prosper.


The Gardens are also on the Register of Historic Gardens meaning there is a duty to maintain them and allocate resources. 


The Gardens, which originate from the 1850's are totally free to explore.

St. Nicholas Gardens...

St. Nicholas Gardens connect the town centre to the seafront in Scarborough's South Bay. Recently restored, they are beautifully presented and feature many special varieties of plants and trees including Scarborough's very own Canary Island Date Palm (pictured) which give the gardens a tropical feel! There is a step-free route for wheelchairs and pushchairs and there is a grassy area at the bottom close to the beach, perfect to enjoy an ice cream in a sheltered sun-trap!

Royal Albert Park...

Royal Albert Park has undergone a complete renovation and links Marine Drive & the promenade of the North Bay to the castle. Paths wind their way up and down or take the steps for a more direct ascent or disent.


A brand new skate park and bike park has been created which is floodlit at night and offers a first class, clean and safe place for skating and biking, without taking away from the incredible natural beauty of the area.


It's a wonderful way to walk up to the castle or down to the north bay with picnic benches and find views of the sweeping north bay.

Oliver's Mount/ Mere...

The Mere is a natural lake in a valley fringed by Olivers Mount Country Park on one side and the railway track & A64 Seamera Road on the other. Once 40 acres in area, the creation of the railway and landscaping, it now measures 16 acres.


In the 20th century, the Mere was a popular tourist attraction owned by Scarborough Corporation, with rowing boats, a cafe and putting green. There was also a miniature Spanish galleon - the Hispaniola - which made trips across to 'Treasure Island' where holidaymakers could dig for Doubloons. .


The Mere is now part of the Olivers Mount Country Park and is managed by the Scarborough Mere Angling Club as a fishing lake, with the southern end used by waterskiers and is a very peaceful place to escape to.

Accommodation near Peasholm Park...


Park Manor Hotel


The minute you arrive at Park manor you'll feel the comforts of home, together with a wonderful and charming, friendly welcome. more

Atlanta Hotel


Perfectly positioned close to Scarborough's North Bay and just a short walk from Peashom Park, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, North Bay Railway, beach and Town Centre, the Atlanta provides bed and breakfast as well as superb home cooked Evening dinners, using only the best ingredients sourced locally where possible and part of the Deliciously Yorkshire Scheme. MORE

Rose Dene Guest House


Rose-Dene is a family run guest house situated on the North side of Scarborough near Peasholm Park, offering excellent quality accommodation all rooms ensuite, own private car park and quality home cooked food. MORE


Escape 2 The Sands


The Sands are luxurious, award-winning apartments which have been given the 5-Star Gold rating by Visit Britain and are the proud winners of the White Rose Award for Best Self Catering Apartments in the whole of Yorkshire. more

The Crescent Gardens...

The Crescent was designed in 1823 as part of a huge building programme by the Victorians in Scarborough. The gardens offer a quiet refuge right in the heart of the town centre and are also home to Scarborough Art Gallery and Woodend Creative Workspace.

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