Welcome to Scarborough

Cliff-scaling tramways ferry visitors down to the South Bay promenade (where you'll find free wi-fi), lined with arcades and fish-and-chip shops. There's much to recommend a visit to Scarborough – including a redeveloped Victorian spa, grand water park, Edwardian pleasure gardens and interesting geology museum – yet the downbeat city centre still feels like it's stuck in the past, and not in a fashionably retro sort of way.

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$59.71 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

York Pass

Visit: York Minster, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandCathedralDuration: 1 hourVisit: The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandOldest conventDuration: 1 hourVisit: Barley Hall, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandMedieval HallDuration: 30 minutesVisit: Clifford's Tower, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandYork Castle towerDuration: 30 minutesVisit: DIG, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandArchaeological adventureDuration: 1 hourVisit: Fairfax House, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandGeorgian houseDuration: 1 hourVisit: Goddards House and Garden, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandTerry's family homeDuration: 1 hourVisit: Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandExperienceDuration: 30 minutesVisit: Jorvik Viking Centre, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandViking heritageDuration: 1 hourVisit: York Mansion House, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandHouse of Lord MayorDuration: 1 hourVisit: Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandGuilds hallDuration: 1 hourVisit: National Railway Museum, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandRailway Museum Duration: 1 hourVisit: Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandExperienceDuration: 30 minutesVisit: The Roman Bath, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandRoman heritageDuration: 30 minutesVisit: Treasurer's House, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandHistoric houseDuration: 1 hourVisit: The York Army Museum, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandArmy museumDuration: 1 hourVisit: York Art Gallery, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandArt galleryDuration: 1 hourVisit: York Brewery, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandBrewery tourDuration: 1 hourVisit: York Castle Museum, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandKirkgate street Duration: 2 hoursVisit: York Cold War Bunker, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandBunkerDuration: 1 hourVisit: The York Dungeon, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandInteractive Duration: 2 hoursVisit: York's Chocolate Story, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandChocolate historyDuration: 1 hourVisit: Yorkshire Museum, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandYork historyDuration: 1 hourVisit: Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, Beningbrough, North Yorkshire, EnglandHall and gardensDuration: 1 hourVisit: The Black Sheep Brewery, Masham, North Yorkshire, EnglandBrewery tourDuration: 1 hourVisit: The Captain Cook Monument, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HawaiiSailing museumDuration: 1 hourVisit: Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandFamily homeDuration: 2 hoursVisit: Dalby Forest, Pickering, North Yorkshire, EnglandForest walkDuration: 1 hourVisit: Helmsley Castle, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, EnglandCastleDuration: 1 hourVisit: Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, EnglandGarden Duration: 1 hourVisit: National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, EnglandBird CentreDuration: 2 hoursVisit: Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, EnglandHall and gardensDuration: 2 hoursVisit: Pickering Castle, Pickering, North Yorkshire, EnglandMedieval castleDuration: 1 hourVisit: Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, EnglandAbbeyDuration: 1 hourVisit: Scampston Walled Garden, Malton, North Yorkshire, EnglandGardenDuration: 1 hourVisit: Scarborough Castle, Scarborough, Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, EnglandMedieval CastleDuration: 1 hourVisit: Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, Stillingfleet, North Yorkshire, EnglandGardensDuration: 1 hourVisit: The Deep, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, EnglandAquariumDuration: 2 hoursVisit: World of James Herriot, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, EnglandAttractionDuration: 1 hourVisit: York Maze, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandMaize mazeDuration: 3 hoursVisit: Yorkshire Air Museum, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandAir museumDuration: 2 hoursVisit: Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, EnglandArboretumDuration: 1 hourVisit: Yorkshire Museum of Farming, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandFarming museumDuration: 1 hour

$13.27 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary Entrance Ticket

Explore several creature zones in Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, including Bay of Rays, Great Barrier Reef, Penguin Island, Octopus Hideout, Otter River, Seal Hospital, Seal Pool, Shark Encounter, Ocean Tunnel, Kingdom of Sea Horses, Turtle Beach and Rockpool. You'll start your journey through the depths of the ocean in the bay of Rays. Here you will find an assortment of amazing creatures that are native to the UK including Cownose Rays and Pyjama Sharks!Next, prepare to be amazed as you come closer than ever before to amazing colourful assortment of creatures in our Great Barrier Reef exhibit.Penguin Island is truly unique. Where else can you can get closer than ever before to 22 cheeky penguins literally at your feet? See if you can spot all 22 of them!Be amazed at our Octopus Hideout exhibition. Come face-to-face with Barbara the Giant Pacific Octopus and meet our lively Lesser Octopus amongst others as they settle into their brand new home. Octopuses are the masters of the escape world!Outside, by the Otter River, you can get up close and personal with our resident Asian Short Clawed Otters, Eric and Pumpkin. Watch as they splash about in their Otter River and snack on their favourite treats - Peanuts!Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary is home to Yorkshire's only Seal Hopsital. You'll be able to follow the jounrey of our injured Seals through their rescue from local coastal waters, through rehabiliation and eventually release back into the wild!Visit our main Seal Pool and see our main five resident Seals - Mando, Bruno, Bubbles, Sherbert and Ed. Each of our 5 resident Seals carry their own unique story for living here at the centre, make sure you attend the Seal talk to find out them all.Prepare to be amazed as you come face-to-fin with our incredible Zebra Horn Shark. These amazing creature is a members of the Bullhead Shark family! This Shark is easily distinguishable by its Zebra like etchings. Our amazing Ocean Tunnel holds 156,000 litres of natural seawater and is home to over 200 amazing different species of fish and reptiles including our majestic Loggerhead Turtle, Antiopi. Prepare to be amazed!Come and see the amazing new Turtle Beach and learn all about Turtles lay eggs and nest in the wild. Turtle Beach is a specialist feature designed to help encourage disabled Loggerhead turtle, Antiopi, to lay eggs as she would in her natural environment. Don't miss our other amazing species of turtles including, Snake Neck Turtles and Mississippi Map Turtles!

$370.20 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

A Private Tour To The Home Of Anne Boleyn- Hever Castle and Gardens

Visit: Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Sevenoaks District, Kent, EnglandAfter being met at your central London accommodation by your own personal driver and guide you will be driven out of the city and to the beautiful Kent countryside. The county is referred to as "The Garden of England"You will be given a tour of the grounds and introduced to the rich history of the estate by your personal 5 star rated guide. It will then be time to tour the interior of the Castle and learn about the lives of some if the Castles most famous former residents. You can roam at your leisure or your guide is happy to accompany you and point out some of the highlights and hidden history. Hever Castle has a wealth of history; most recognizably it was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The original medieval defensive castle with its gatehouse and walled bailey was built in 1270. In the 15th and 16th centuries the Boleyn family added the Tudor dwelling within the walls. The Castle was then owned by a number of families before William Waldorf Astor invested time, money and imagination in restoring the Castle, building the ’Tudor Village’ and creating the gardens,  lake and golf club.The Guthries, a Yorkshire family based in Scarborough are the current owners of the Hever Castle Estate. During their custodianship they have invested greatly in the historical integrity of the estate and are helping to make Hever Castle more environmentally friendly.After you have enjoyed the magnificent surroundings you will be driven back to your accommodation in London or to a central location within the city. Take a relaxed, non rushed and private tour tailored personally to you. 

$37.15 Classes & Workshops

Group Surf Lesson

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productYou will arrive at the surf shop and as long as you have filled all your necessary paperwork in you will be take on the beach to undergo you lesson.Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Dexters Surf Shop, School & Hire Centre Ltd

$50.42 Classes & Workshops

Group Paddleboard Lesson

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productYou will arrive at the surf shop and as long as you have filled all your necessary paperwork in you will be take on the beach to undergo you lesson.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Dexters Surf Shop, School & Hire Centre Ltd

$26.54 Classes & Workshops

Kids Surf Club (Summer Season)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productYou will arrive at the surf shop and as long as you have filled all your necessary paperwork in you will be take on the beach to undergo you lesson.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Dexters Surf Shop, School & Hire Centre Ltd