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Scarborough Heritage Trail

Scarborough Buttercross

Butter Cross in Scarborough

Scarborough Buttercross Like so much of Scarborough’s heritage, The Buttercross in Princess Square in the old town, receives little or no acknowledgement. What is Scarborough’s only Grade 1 Listed monuments is tucked away with little or no fan-fair and certainly nothing to stir the interest of the unknowing passer-by. Whilst Queen Victoria’s statue stands proudly […]

St Marys Church Scarborough

St Marys Church in Scarborough from west

St Marys Church Scarborough The church of St Mary belonged to the Abbey of Citeaux, but passed to Bridlington with the confiscation of the property of the Alien Houses. The twelfth century church was probably an aisle-less building and a much larger new church was begun around it 1180. The West front, formerly with two […]

Marine Drive Scarborough

Scarborough Marine Drive

Marine Drive Scarborough Scarborough had been for centuries a popular fishing resort and its popularity increased further with the discovery of its health-giving Spa Water. Following the completion of the York to Scarborough railway in 1855 its popularity increased further as a holiday resort. Famous also for its two distinct bays, the commercial South Bay […]

Spa Bridge Scarborough

Scarborough Spa Bridge

Spa Bridge Scarborough The southern part of Scarborough became very popular in with the discovery of Scarborough Spaw waters and thousands of visitors flocked to avail themselves of their medicinal qualities. The pre-cursor to the present Scarborough Spa building was also a further attraction. Whilst being easily accessible by a short stroll along the South Bay […]

Scarborough Heritage Trail

Scarborough Lighthouse

In the 1980s Scarborough Borough Council commissioned a “Heritage Trail” and you can find these dark blue Scarborough Heritage Trail plaques at the following locations: Grand Hotel Anne Bronte’s Grave Long Room and Royal Hotel Scarborough Town Hall Theakston’s Bookshop Newborough Bar Theatre Royal Bell Hotel Market Hall Trinity House Old Quaker Meeting House Butter […]

Grand Hotel Scarborough

Scarborough Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel Scarborough The Grand Hotel is a large hotel in Scarborough, England, overlooking the town’s South Bay. It is now a Grade II* listed building that is owned by Britannia Hotels, and has undergone a £7 million refurbishment. Three blue plaques outside mark where the novelist Anne Brontë died in 1849, the contribution of […]

Anne Bronte Grave

Anne Bronte Grave

Anne Bronte Grave Many people are aware that Anne Bronte’s grave is situated in Scarborough – at the northern end of St. Mary’s churchyard, beneath Scarborough Castle walls; but few know anything of how Anne Bronte came to be interred there, or what her connections with the resort were. Anne Bronte (born on the 17th […]

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