VIDEO: Tent is pitched on the middle of Scarborough seafront roundabout

A mystery tent has been put up at an unusual Scarborough seafront location ... a roundabout.

By Sarah Fitton
Friday, 13th November 2020, 11:53 am
Updated Friday, 13th November 2020, 11:56 am

Surrounded by palm trees and wire-sculpture dinosaurs, someone has pitched the tent on the Aquarium Top roundabout.

It's caused a stir on Facebook, and passing drivers have been startled to see the red tent sitting there.

The roundabout is near the Rotunda museum, and connects Valley Road, before it runs down to the foreshore, with Ramshill Road and Vernon Road.

The tent on the roundabout

It's unclear if a homeless person is living there. The tent has been up for several days, and The Scarborough News has tried a few times to find out who the tent belongs to, but each time there was no response.

The tent is pitched on a concrete platform in the middle of the roundabout. It is surrounded by Christmas decorations and other objects such as a wine rack and plastic crate, but it's unclear whether some or all of them were already there.

The area was home to an underground aquarium and entertainment complex, opened in 1877, initially operating as The People's Palace and Aquarium before it became Gala Land in 1925.

The tent on the roundabout
The tent on the roundabout