The main school site is situated in an enviable position overlooking Scarborough’s beautiful South Bay on the North Yorkshire coast
Originally famous for its spa waters and favoured by Queen Victoria, along with being Britain’s first seaside resort, Scarborough still has much to offer, from its two sweeping bays separated by the prominent castle headland, to examples of fine Victorian architecture, vibrant gardens and a working harbour with a colourful fishing fleet still active today.
The resort offers first class attractions such as the award winning Sea Life Marine Sanctuary, Scarborough Art Gallery, the Rotunda Museum and, of course, the newly refurbished Scarborough Open Air Theatre - Europe's largest open air theatre. Scarborough is also proud to be the home of many festivals, including Seafest, the iconic Scarborough Jazz Festival, Bike Week, Cycling, Scarborough Fayre, the UK Pro Surf Championships and the Scarborough Cricket Festival - providing you with year round events...the Yorkshire Coast truly is The Festival Coast!
The resort offers a great choice of high street shops and boutiques. The Brunswick Centre is a prestigious all-weather shopping centre with a department store and thirty-five other retail outlets. The Centre is located in Scarborough’s pedestrianised shopping precinct, which, with the surrounding streets, has many individual boutiques, specialist shops and inviting cafes and bars.
By night you will be spoilt for choice with four fantastic theatres, each offering something different. The most famous is the Stephen Joseph Theatre, home of playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Music lovers can visit Scarborough's Open Air Theatre or Spa Complex, home of the only remaining seaside orchestra, or Peasholm Park, which offers open air concerts and a variety of family activities. Scarborough attracts a wide range of artists and musicians to the area, with the Stephen Joseph Theatre providing an attractive centrepiece for a whole host of dramatic and artistic productions.
The town boasts many quality restaurants, each serving a variety of fresh local produce. The restaurants cater for all tastes with everything from seafood and a la carte establishments to Italian, Greek, Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisine.
Places to visit near Scarborough and a little further afield
Castle Howard (Brideshead Revisited), York (Guy Fawkes and York Minster), Whitby (Dracula and Captain Cook), Hull (City of Culture 2017), North York Moors Railway, North York Moors (Heartbeat country), Yorkshire Dales (James Herriot and Downton Abbey),
Whatever you decide to do, or wherever you decide to go, you will always receive that warm Yorkshire welcome.