High praise indeed for tourist haven Scarborough

Scarborough's South Bay cuts a tranquil early-evening scene.
Scarborough's South Bay cuts a tranquil early-evening scene.

SCARBOROUGH is winning more praise from travel writers in the national press.

Writing on the Daily Mail website – Mail Online – Rebecca English praised the town’s stylish makeover and said “there’s nothing Scabby about Scarborough”.

She added that, even though she was visiting out of season and the wind slapped her round the face “like a soggy tray of fish and chips”, she would not change it for the world.

In her report she said: “Scabby, as it is affectionately known, conjures up images of chattering teeth after an icy dip in the North Sea, plodding donkey rides and garish amusements on the beach. And make no mistake they are still there.

“But the times they are a changing and a more genteel side to this largest and most popular holiday destination on the Yorkshire coast has started to bring back tourists en masse.

“Last year Scarborough bucked the largely gloomy national trend and saw visitor numbers rise by more than 13 per cent– equating to seven million trippers a year.”

During her time in Scarborough she stayed at the North Bay Sands development and visited various attractions including: the North Bay Railway, Peasholm Park, the Open Air Theatre, as well as local restaurants, cafes and galleries.