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Travel || Return to Scarborough (Fair)

This past weekend, Sam and I were in his hometown of Scarborough, North Yorkshire for a family do. And all I have to say is, Sam’s poor, poor mum. There were 12 people in the house (instead of the usual two) and four of them were between the ages of 9 months and 7 years. It was chaotic and a blast. Although now I feel the need to have a bit of a rest after my weekend. 

Despite having visited Scarborough many times before, I’d never actually been during the “summer”. But does it really count as summer when the highs are less than 20 C? No, in my opinion. We also managed to squeeze in a visit to a Northern wedding venue whilst we were there. But in spite of its cloudy greyness the seafront is beautiful. Especially the North Bay. 

My favourite Scarborough activity is just to walk and walk. There are so many lovely places to enjoy the sea air: The Esplanade and Italian Gardens, Peasholm Park, the Foreshore, The Spa. If you visit, you HAVE to go on the Cliff Lifts and the Little Train in the North Bay. Pure seaside glory from another age.
beach 2
framed by trees
in flightlighthouse
north bay 2
north bay
me in peasholm park
peasholm park
seafood stalls
pierregal lady boat
What’s your favourite English seaside destination?

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  • Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyyyyyyme! Poor poor Momma!

  • The British seaside always looks so gorgeous. I’ll have to visit someday!

  • Wonderful photos indeed I have never been to any English seaside, but it would be a long trip for me to visit one just saying

  • I love Scarborough, it is like going back in time! I wish I lived nearer the seaside. xx

  • Great pics! I especially love the shot of the statue.

  • What is it about little colourful houses? Everyone bloody loves them 😀

  • Dreamy seaside villages are the best. It’s amazing how they still look magical even in dreary weather.

  • I love your pictures of Scarborough every time you visit! Personally I quite like the area around Swansea. Beautiful beaches and scenery 🙂

  • I miss the Yorkshire coast so much! I only manage to get out that way once or twice a year now, but I love being by the sea, the smell of fish and chips and that slightly tacky fair ground feel.

    I have so many childhood memories from Scarborough of holidays with my Nan and Granddad their. Catching fish in a bucket from peasholme park and then letting them free again, and going to watch circus shows at the pavillion. But my hands favourite Yorkshire seaside spot is Whitby! Especially going for afternoon tea at Bothams!

    Thanks for triggering all those happy memories!
    Stephie from Tea in your Twenties xx

  • No way – we were in Scarborough for the first time on Sunday and I have a post filled with some very similar pictures going live this week! 🙂

    Glad you had fun, it really is a lovely bit of the world x

    Sophie Cliff

  • haha well this looks like the kind of summer we’ve been having up here – I completely agree, you can’t say summer when it doesn’t go above 18 or so!

  • This seaside place is so beautiful. I like your outfit too. Walking and enjoying the fresh air are great activities.

  • Jenn Sie

    I like bournemouth or some of the places on the Isle of Wight.

  • Thanks Lizzy! x

  • Such an adorable place to visit, I would walk and walk as well!