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Scarborough is a town located on the North Sea coast in Yorkshire, England. The modern part of the town is situated at a height between 30 to 70 meters, while the old part of the town, next to the port and protected by a rocky cape, is at sea level.
Population: 50,135 inhabitants
County: North Yorkshire The city is the largest tourist destination in the Yorkshire area. One of its biggest tourist attractions is Scarborough Castle.
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Marine Residence ★★
East Ayton Country House Hotel ★★★
The Red Lea Hotel ★★★
The Central Hotel Scarborough
Scarborough is a non-metropolitan district with the status of a municipality, located in the county of North Yorkshire (England). It has an area of 816.54 km². According to the 2001 census, Scarborough was inhabited by 106,243 people and its population density was 130.11 inhabitants / km².
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Blacksmiths Arms Inn ★★★★
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality ★★★★
The Mayfield Seamer ★★★
Scarborough Castle is an English medieval fortification located on a rocky elevation that faces the North Sea and the town of Scarborough, in North Yorkshire. It is typified as a planned monument of national importance. Its location encompasses Iron Age settlements, a Roman signaling station, an Anglo-Saxon settlement and its chapel, in addition to the castle grounds, from the 12th century, next to its 18th-century artillery units.
During the 1130s some fortifications were created to build a wooden castle, but the existing castle, made of stone, dates from the 1150s. After the centuries, medieval monarchs added new structures, since at that time it was an important fortress that protected the coast of Yorkshire, the port of exchange of Scarborough, and the north of England of the Scottish invasion or other continental hosts. Due to its fortification it served as protection during several civil wars, sites and conflicts, since the kings fought against rival barons, faced rebellions and lashed out at Republican forces, although peace with Scotland and the end of the wars in the seventeenth century diminished its importance.
It was occupied by garrisons and governors, who often threatened the people, but has been in a ruinous situation since the sieges of the English Civil War. It is a tourist attraction with interactive exhibition, as well as a series of special events by the English Heritage.