Scarborough has much to offer in the way of heritage, cultural and architectural interest, as a Roman Fortress and garrison town; a medieval fishing port; a pre-Victorian Spa Town and an Edwardian holiday resort.
Scarborough is proud of its status as a centre for music and theatre, catering for all tastes - choral, orchestral, jazz, folk, etc. - and our stage productions of musicals, celebrity acts and plays, Scarborough, of course, being home to Sir Alan Ayckbourne and the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
For many people it is the outstanding natural beauty of our local landscape that makes Scarborough a truly enchanting experience.
Just two minutes walk from Fountains Court is Peasholm Park, a peaceful woodland glen carved out by a natural spring with many *rare and champion trees, with the addition of a large lake and grassy banks.
Five minutes away is tranquil North Bay itself, a mile of white sand nudging the awesome North Sea, beloved by local surfers; and when the tide is out a bed-stone of rock and pools with an abundance of marine life and once beloved by dinosaurs!
All overlooked by high sand-stone cliffs with miles of spectacular walks enriched with bird-life.
A brisk walk southwards along Marine Drive takes you around the castle promontory to Scarborough's lively South Bay, a microcosm of social history with its picturesque harbour, mini funfair, sea-food stalls, amusement arcades, fish & chips, seaside rock, novelty shops etc. There is a Life-boat House with museum and a popular beach with donkey rides.
For shoppers, Scarborough has a delightful mix of retail therapies, a visitor once remarked with joy that we had ‘proper’ shops.
If the weather is fine; there are plenty of outdoor activities, walking, jogging, cycling, fishing, golf, pitch & put, boat trips, surfing, painting, photography - all within walking distance of Fountains Court. In fact, why not leave your car at home and travel by train? We are only a few minutes away from the station by taxi.
And, if the weather is not so fine; Scarborough has a museum and art gallery, indoor bowls, a ten-pin bowling and snooker hall, cinemas, theatres, a casino, public swimming baths with a gym, and a Sea-life Centre very active in marine research and conservation (only a fifteen minute walk away). Scarborough also boasts a wide variety of pubs and bars, many with live music. And, of course, our own lounge is a delightful place to curl up with a book or magazine from our extensive selection. We also have available some popular board games.