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.