Scarborough Heritage Trail Old Town

The history of the seaside is effectively mirrored in the history and heritage of Scarborough. Many of the buildings that you will see on the Scarborough Heritage Trail represent milestones on this long and eventful journey from obscure fishing village to

Scarborough Heritage Trail Old Town

England YO11, United Kingdom

Created By: Scarborough Civic Society

Tour Information

The Heritage Trail gives you an insight into the great days of sail as well as of the men who built and owned the ocean-going wooden vessels.

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What You'll See on the Tour

With the arrival of the railway in 1845, Scarborough was well placed to attract a wider spectrum of visitors than ever before. They came now to savour the new-found delights of an established seaside resort, rather than to sample the medici... Read more
Scarborough held a special appeal for Anne Bronte, youngest of the three famous Bronte sisters. She made three or four visits, and it was here that she chose to come from her Haworth home in the final stages of her fatal illness (tuberculos... Read more
The Central Tramway runs between the town centre on Marine Parade (at the North side of The Grand Hotel) and the beach at Foreshore Road in the South Bay and is still owned and operated by the same corporate entity that established the Tram... Read more
Assembly Rooms or Long Rooms were at the heart of entertainment and social life in Spa resorts and Scarborough was no exception. The first Long Rooms were on Sandside and Princess Street. By 1725, a more sumptuous Long Room had been establi... Read more
The Town Hall, just across the street from the Royal Hotel, was built in the 1840s as a residence for John Woodall, a member of a prominent family of Scarborough bankers. The building was designed by Henry Wyatt who displayed the design at ... Read more


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