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Price and Availability Index in Scarborough District
Holiday Letting Price Information in Scarborough
We analysed price data and summarised them in this graph, which shows holiday letting prices for the next twelve months in Scarborough. Prices rise in July and reach an average of £111 a night (27/07 - 03/08), making it the most expensive time to book a rental in the next 12 months. Holiday letting prices go down to £66 per night in January (11/01 - 18/01).
Holiday Home Availability Information in Scarborough
The graph shows the weekly availability rate in Scarborough for the next twelve months. The busiest time to book a holiday letting in Scarborough so far is in August (17/08 - 24/08), where only 46 rentals are available. Conversely, you will find the highest number of available rentals during one week in September (28/09 - 05/10).
The Weather in Scarborough
You can see our climate diagram above. July is the warmest month of the year in Scarborough, with temperatures reaching an average daily maximum of 20°. However, temperatures can go lower than 2° in Scarborough in January. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is September.
Enjoy a classic seaside holiday with a Scarborough holiday flat
The seaside town of Scarborough is the largest such town in North Yorkshire, and is home to a picturesque landscape filled with beautiful architecture, seaside charm, and - of course - excellent beaches.
Attractions include Scarborough Castle, the harbour, and the grave of famous novelist Anne Brontë. Whatever your interests are, you’ll find them catered for during a stay at one of our many Scarborough holiday homes.
How to get to Scarborough
Scarborough can easily be reached via train, coach and car from Manchester or Leeds. As the area surrounding Scarborough is scenic, it may be appealing to rent a car and drive to your holiday cottage. There is no airport in Scarborough, but it is served by Manchester and Leeds airports.
Weather in Scarborough
Scarborough’s weather can best be described as mixed. Summer is warm, but occasional rainy days should be expected, while the winter brings cold temperatures and windy conditions. Damp, overcast weather can happen at any time of the year, so make sure you bring plenty of waterproof gear to keep you dry. Don’t be put off by the less than excellent weather prospects; fun in Scarborough is not as dependent on the weather as it is elsewhere.
Scarborough’s top attractions
Scarborough’s main draw is its dramatic coastline. Renting a flat or holiday cottage near the sea is the perfect way to appreciate its natural beauty. Head on over to South Bay (commonly known as Scarborough Beach), grab some fish and chips, and go for a stroll. This is a superb, classic English seaside beach, with great views out over the water.
Away from the beach is the usual seaside fare, such as cafes, shops, arcade areas, and more. Even if the weather isn’t the best, this is still a great spot to while away a few hours. By booking a Scarborough holiday cottage, you have somewhere warm and cosy close by to return to at the end of a long day exploring the coast.
Scarborough Castle dates back to the 12th century, though the site has history that dates back over 3,000 years. This is a terrific day out for the whole family. Explore the ruins and take in the great views of the coast. You’ll enjoy the history and the lovely tea room, while the kids can become engrossed in history as they watch re-enactments of the famous battles that have taken place at the castle over the years. It’s a must see, although the walk up to the castle can sometimes be a little challenging, especially when it’s cold and blustery outside.
If you can, try to see a performance at the Scarborough Spa. This 19th century building is magnificent and has a long history, and it’s still used for performances to this day. A large complex with a number of stages and rooms, it hosts regular events and has an on-site dining room. Whether admiring the beauty of the building or away at the sea, it’s a great experience that transports you back to the Victorian era.
Scarborough for children
Children will love their stay in a Scarborough holiday cottage or flat, not the least because of all the fun they’ll have at the beach. If sandcastles aren’t quite cutting it, treat them to a seaside donkey ride and make it extra special.
At the Rotunda Museum, which opened in 1929, they can indulge in their love for dinosaurs and all things Jurassic. There they can see fossils of the kinds of beasts that used to roam Scarborough, which will get them excited to look for fossils themselves along the coastline! Hands-on activities ensure they’re thoroughly engaged in this one of a kind, historic museum.
Your kids won’t have seen anything like the North Bay Railway before. One of the town’s best attractions, this miniature railway has been a Scarborough attraction for more than 80 years and features a tiny train that visitors can take a ride on.
When the sun is shining, there are few better places than Peasholm Park, Scarborough’s best park. There’s a lake that visitors can row or canoe on, as well as lovely streams that make the park popular for afternoon strolls. During the summer, concerts are often held at the bandstand, so try your best to attend one while you're staying in Scarborough.
Things to do in Scarborough: Dramatic scenery and vintage rides
With a lake where you can enjoy water sports, and a natural glen with ponds and waterfalls, Peasholm Park is a stunning attraction all-year round.
Find soft sand, perfect for sunbathing on, and calm waters at Scarborough’s South Beach. The wilder North Beach is a surfing hotspot.
North Bay Railway
One of the UK’s oldest miniature seaside railways offers trips along Scarborough’s beautiful coastline. You'll also find an adjacent boating lake, sky trail, café and historic water chute.
With stunning views over Yorkshire’s rugged coastline, Scarborough Castle sits on an Iron Age settlement. It boasts a Roman signal station, Anglo Saxon chapel and structures built between 1130 and the 1700s.
The Scarborough Fair Collection
Old steam engines, vintage fairground rides and classic cars make the Scarborough Fair Collection one of Yorkshire’s best-loved attractions.
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