Inspiration Wednesday – Scarborough

scarboroughOur #InspirationWednesday today is Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast. Sitting high on the cliffs above the North Sea, the town’s dramatic stature is a stunning sight and great to explore on foot – or even funicular!

With the main ‘old town’ district nestled around a bustling harbour, Scarborough is a lovely area in which to relax and recuperate. In summer, the beaches are packed with residents and visitors and all year round, the town offers a selection of quaint shops, amusements and fantastic fish and chips to keep you busy!

But there’s more than just a beach to this town. Check out Scarborough Castle, Scarborough Lighthouse, the North Bay miniature railway and an open air theatre – to name a few. You can also get to Whitby, Bridlington, York and Hull in around an hour, by car, to explore the surrounding areas.

5 facts about Scarborough:

  • Scarborough hosts a Jazz Festival every September with a variety of renowned musicians from around the world.
  • Actor Ben Kingsley, from ‘Hugo’ and ‘Schindler’s List’ is from here.
  • The Simon and Garfunkel song ‘Scarborough Fair’ is about the town!
  • Scarborough was the first seaside resort back in the 1600s, when people started travelling to find ‘spa waters’ for their health properties.
  • The current oldest house in the British Isles is at Star Carr, near Scarborough, and dates back to 8500BC.

3 properties in Scarborough:

This one bedroom Grade II Listed apartment is only a short walk from Scarborough’s ‘old town’. Perfect for your full-time home or a holiday home, the apartment offered high ceilings, large windows and nice décor throughout and is ready for you to move in now.

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This three bedroom semi-detached house sits on the popular south side of Scarborough. With ample off-street parking, a quiet location and proximity to local bus routes and schools, this home sits in a desirable spot. The home itself has quaint original features, large rooms and a large garden space.

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With a step up in the luxury department, check out the six bedroom Carlton Manor. With beautiful manicured gardens, original features and décor throughout, this home is your blank canvas – keep it traditional or maybe offer a more modern twist?

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