Getting Around

Tiny Victorian-era funicular railways rattle up and down Scarborough's steep cliffs between town and beach. The Central Tramway connects the Grand Hotel with the promenade, while the Spa Cliff Lift runs between Scarborough Spa and the Esplanade.

Open-top bus 109 shuttles back and forth along the seafront between Scarborough Spa and the Sands complex on North Bay (£2, every 20 minutes 9.30am to 3pm). The service runs daily from Easter to September, weekends only in October. An all-day, hop on-hop off ticket costs £3.

The miniature North Bay Railway also runs to North Beach.

For a taxi, call Station Taxis; £5 should get you to most places in town.