10 of the best free things to do in Scarborough

We're spoiled for choice in Scarborough with plenty to do right on our doorstep.

By Corinne Macdonald
Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 2:29 pm
10 of the best free things to do in Scarborough.
10 of the best free things to do in Scarborough.

With days at the beach, beautiful churches, nature trails and stunning walks all within minutes of the town centre there's plenty to do without having to pay. Here's a list of 10 of ten of the best things to do in Scarborough which won't cost you a thing.

St Mary's Church dates back to 1150. Visitors can learn about the destruction of the church in the English Civil was and can visit Anne Bronte's grave.
The beautiful gardens leading down to the beach from South Cliff are nearing the end of an extensive restoration project so that generations to come can enjoy the green space.

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Take a stroll around the Japanese-inspired park, visit the pagoda and go on the Peasholm glen tree trail to discover one of the richest and most diverse tree populations of any English town.
The church was designed by George Frederick Bodley from Hull.The windows exhibit designs by celebrated artists William Morris, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Philip Webb and Ford Madox Brown.
Arguably the best views of Scarborough are from Oliver's Mount and after looking out over the town, you can take a walk down to the mere to see the wildlife.
Both North and South Bay offer hours of free fun on a sunny day, or take a walk around the Marine Drive when the tide comes in.
A sensory garden with aromatic plants in raised beds situated opposite the Clock Tower, with a fairy garden for little ones to enjoy.
There's plenty to do in this community green space. The play area for children to enjoy and woodland to explore.
The adventurous might fancy walking, or cycling, the 21-mile long Scarborough to Whitby rail trail, or choose a small a section to explore.
The paths of the Cleveland Way as it passes through Scarborough takes in some beautiful views of the coast and encounters lesser visited beaches at Cloughton and Burniston.