Explore Scarborough town centre with two self-guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Discover Scarborough's "hidden treasures" whilst having a fun day out with family and friends!
Sitting on Yorkshire’s rugged east coast, Scarborough has been a destination of choice for hundreds of years. It has stunning scenery, best seen from the ruins of its ancient castle on top of the cliffs. There are glorious beaches, historic harbours, fishing boats, old galleons, a lighthouse, lobster pots, lifeboats, fish shops, fish and chip shops, seagulls and yachts. There are ancient streets and ancient buildings, funfairs, a sea life centre, a noble Spa dating back over a hundred years, tramways linking cliff tops to the beach, and everywhere the sight, sound and smell of the sea!
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1. Castle to Vincent Pier - 1.5 miles / 2.4 kms
From the castle with its stunning location and panoramic views over the town of Scarborough and the dramatic Yorkshire coastline this walk plunges down past a beautiful church – resting place of Anne Brontë – to Scarborough’s Old Town. Visit a special Market Hall with quirky vaults, dodge the seagulls (if you can!), explore ancient backstreets, check out the funfair, and finish at a spectacular harbour bustling with pleasure boats and colourful fishermen.
1.5 hoursNot Suitable
2. Grand Hotel to Tramway - 1 mile / 1.6 kms
Start your walk at the Grand hotel - aptly named, overseeing South Bay in an imperious way. From here explore a wooded area with a warren of paths before arriving at a quiet and elegant street in the shape of a crescent. Next plunge into the new town, with a host of compelling, unusual shops, before ending at the top of the Tramway - take a tram down to the seafront and go for a paddle!
1 hourNot Suitable
Each booklet has a page dedicated to the history of the town and 2 pages summarising each walk with suggestions on what to visit along the way. Walk 1 has 21 clues & walk 2 has 14 - both with detailed directions to follow. There are interesting stories about important people, places & events along the way; detailed instructions on how to find a clue if you're stuck; and a comprehensive map with the routes marked on.
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You have 14 days to complete your download, and up to 3 attempts are permitted. If you buy the print-at-home version you will need to print it on normal A4 paper and the email you receive, with the download link, explains how best to fold the pages to make it into an A5 booklet. If you buy the download to mobile version you will need pdf reading software on your phone or tablet, eg using the Adobe Acrobat App (free).
The booklet has a flexible cover, which has been professionally printed. The inside pages are printed to order, to ensure that they are as up-to-date as possible. We post booklets out 1st class Royal Mail, usually the same, or next working day. A small postage & packing charge is added.
"Been to Scarborough loads of times - always to the beach with the kids. Now they've grown up a bit we thought it was time to find out what more the town had to offer, and your walks really hit the spot. We loved the way the walks wound around the town and at each turn there was something new to discover. I don't know how you did it, but it was just right - well done!"
"My family and I have just returned from Whitby and Scarborough and have enjoyed the walks from Curious About. Although my husband and I didn't do the entire length of each walk my children (30, 31 and 32 lol!) did! They really enjoyed finding out the different information in the booklets and filled in the answers as they went round. It was a great way to spend two afternoons in Whitby and Scarborough."
Latest Revision : October 2023