What might not be well known about Scarborough, however, is its penchant for the arts. Boasting an array of cultural institutions, it boasts a fun and educational day out the whole family can enjoy and is one of the biggest draws for visitors across the country.
Below are more details on just two of the fantastic venues to explore whilst enjoying a memorable break to the region.
The Rotunda Museum - Renowned for its stunning coastal views, vibrant night life and traditional values, Scarborough is a popular destination for thousands of British holidaymakers, who flock to the coastal resort throughout the year.
boasting modern interactive displays that explores Scarborough's geological past, this fascinating institution has been billed by many as a 'remarkable space' and examines the role William Smith - renowned as the father of English geology - played in the pretty coastal resort. Wheelchair accessible with a shop full of a wide range of geology books and crafts for all, it represents a major attraction in the region.
The Scarborough Art Gallery - Boasting a long and fascinating history, the Scarborough Art Gallery is the finest Italianate villa building is situated in the town's beautiful Crescent gardens, which were designed in 1823 as part of the massive building programme in Victorian Scarborough. Packed full to the brim with beautiful and poignant exhibitions, a permanent collection has been built up at the institution over the past sixty years, reflecting the eclectic cultural mix of the community and cultural heritage of the coastal resort. Featuring galleries on the ground floor and an attic tour that provides a great resource for art lovers and students alike, the Scarborough Art Gallery is a great place to broaden the mind.
If you want to find out more about the aforementioned institutions, come and enjoy a break in the resort whilst exploring some of the other delights available to the whole family.
With plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy, you could build the perfect day out in the resort by combining a visit to the museums in the day with an amazing meal in one of the sensational eateries dotted around the town. There are also plenty of things to do with the children during the day, with plenty of family attractions around the area.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your summer vacation to the region today and look forward to your surprisingly cosmopolitan break in Yorkshire.