462 Route 54. SCARBOROUGH.
from 4s., D. 5s.; Royal (PL h; B, 3), St. Nicholas St., R. 4s. 6d., D. 5s.;
Balmoral (PI. i; B, 3), R. 4s., D. from 2s. 6d.; Victoria (PL k; A, 4),
R. from 3s., D. 3s. 6d.; North Eastern (PL 1; B, 3); Castle (PL m), Talbot
(PL n), Queen St. (PI B, 2, 3); Station (PI. o; A, 4), small; Albemarle
(PL p ; B, 3), Waverley (PL r; A, 3), temperance. — Several of the hotels
are closed in winter, and the rates of the others are lowered. — Private
Hotels (7-10s. a day), Boarding Houses, and Lodgings abound.
Cab for 1-3 pers. Is. per mile, 2s. 6d. per hr.; with two horses Is. 6d.
and 3s. 9d.; double fares between 11.30 p.m. and 6 a. m.; for each package
carried outside 2d. — Hotel Omnibus from the station 6d. ■— Electric
Tramways traverse the chief streets.
Steamers ply during summer to Bridlington, Whitby, etc. — Boats for
1-3 pers. Is. 6d. per hr., each addit. pers. 6d.
Post Office (PL B, 3), Huntriss Row.
Theatres. Royal (PL B. 3), St. Thomas St.; Londesborough (PL B, 3),
Westborough. — People's Palace and Aquarium (9 a.m.-11 p.m.). — Hippo¬
drome (PL B, 3), St. Thomas St. — Olympia (PL C, 3), S. Foreshore. —
Spa (PI. B, C, 5), see below.
Golf Course (18 holes); also at Ganlon- (p. 461).
Scarborough, the most popular marine resort in the N. of Eng¬
land, with a resident population of (1901) 38,160, is finely situated,
in the form of an amphitheatre, on slopes rising from the sea and
terminated on the N. and S. by abrupt cliffs. The air is bracing and
the beaches are good for bathing (bathing-machine, 9d.). In the
season Scarborough is very crowded.
The most prominent object is the lofty promontory (300 ft.),
rising above the harbour and surmounted by the ruins of a Castle
(12th cent. ; fine view, extending on the S. to Flamborough Head).
Near it is the old Church of St. Mary (PL C, 2), consisting of the
nave of an original late-Norman and E.E. building, the ruins of
which still exist. The N. Cliff begins near the castle. The N.
Bay is embellished with gardens. The Marine Drive, 274 M. long,
protected by a sea-wall, has been extended round the base of the
Castle Hill to the S. bay.
The old town of Scarborough is separated from the fashionable
quarters of the S. Cliff by the Ramsdale Valley, a deep ravine
laid out as a park and spanned by two bridges. The Cliff Bridge
(PL B, 4; toll 72^0) nearest the sea, is 414 ft. long and leads to
the South Cliff and the Spa Gardens, occupying the side of the
cliffs and containing two mineral springs. The Spa Buildings
(PL B, C, 5; day-ticket Is., weekly 4s.), erected at a cost of
77,0001., contain a theatre, a concert-hall, a fine-art gallery (adm.
Gd.), a restaurant, etc. (band thrice daily). Close to and partly
below the Cliff Bridge is the Aquarium (PL B, 4; adm. Gd.), in
which various entertainments are offered. Adjacent is a Museum
(adm. 3d.). The beach of the S. bay is connected with the top of
the cliffs by inclined tramways.
At the back of the S. Cliff rises Oliver's Mt. (PI. A, B, 6; 600 ft.),
affording a good view of Scarborough and its environs.
About 8 M. to the S. of Scarborough is the small sea-bathing place Filey
(Crescent, R. from 5s. 6d., D. 5s.; Foord's; Three Tuns, pens. 6s. Gd.), 3 M.
beyond which are (11 M.) Bridlington (Black Lion) and Bridlington Quay
(Alexandra; Britannia), another popular watering-place. The "Parish