About The Area

Visiting Scarborough and the local area...

History buffs will be enchanted by Scarborough’s rich past. Our Natural History Museum, laden with Roman, Viking, and Medieval artifacts along with memorabilia from both World Wars, tells the story of our ancient town. Dominating the South and North Bays is Scarborough Castle, a historical sentinel watching over our coastal beauty.

The world-renowned playwright, Alan Ayckbourn, resides here in Scarborough. Experience the debut of his latest plays at the “Stephen Joseph Theatre,” just a ten-minute walk from our doorstep. If you’re lucky, you might catch a production destined for Broadway!

Castle Howard

With Scarborough’s stunning beaches and historic attractions right on the Cavendish B&B’s doorstep, it’s tempting to stay local. But the beauty of our location is that it also offers you the perfect launching pad for exploring the enchanting landscapes and intriguing sites that lie just beyond the town.

First on our list of recommendations is the North York Moors National Park. Just a short drive from Scarborough, this sprawling expanse of heather moorland and lush forest is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Here, you can hike along ancient pathways, discover picturesque waterfalls, or enjoy a leisurely picnic amidst stunning landscapes. For a unique experience, take a ride on the historic North Yorkshire Moors Railway to enjoy breathtaking views of the moorlands.

For a change of pace, make your way to the vibrant city of York. Filled with history and brimming with culture, this ancient city is home to a host of attractions. Walk the well-preserved city walls, marvel at the grandeur of York Minster, or step back in time at the Jorvik Viking Centre.

If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey, then you simply can’t miss visiting Castle Howard. This grand stately home, set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape, has played host to numerous film and TV productions. Explore the lavishly decorated house, stroll through its magnificent gardens, or enjoy a cup of tea in the on-site cafe.

The scenic coastal town of Whitby, famous for its connection with Bram Stoker’s Dracula, is another wonderful day trip option. Wander through its narrow streets filled with quirky shops, enjoy the catch of the day at a local seafood restaurant, and don’t forget to climb the iconic 199 steps up to Whitby Abbey for stunning views across the town and harbour.

Venture further to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an area of stunning beauty with its rolling hills, charming villages, and thundering waterfalls. It’s a haven for hikers, cyclists, and anyone seeking peace and quiet in a natural setting.

There’s a world of adventure and discovery waiting for you, just beyond Scarborough. At the Cavendish B&B, we’re not only proud to offer you a charming Victorian haven in the heart of Britain’s first seaside resort, but also a gateway to the wider beauty and intrigue of Yorkshire. So why not extend your stay and make the most of your journey into this extraordinary part of the world?

Cavendish B&B, Scarborough

Food is a key part of any holiday, and when staying at The Cavendish B&B, you’re in the perfect location to explore the gastronomic delights of Scarborough and its surrounding areas. Whether you’re in the mood for traditional British fare, exotic international cuisine, or a cozy café, there’s a culinary adventure waiting for you.

A trip to the coast would be incomplete without sampling some fresh seafood, and Scarborough is the perfect place to do just that. Head to the Harbour View Café for their famous fish and chips.

If you’re a fan of Italian cuisine, Gianni’s, as a family run Italian restaurant with genuine authentic Italian food and homemade pasta dishes, is a must-visit. For those with a taste for spice, Tikka Tikka Indian Restaurant offers a range of authentic Indian dishes sure to tantalise your tastebuds.

For an upscale dining experience, the award-winning Lanterna Restaurant offers an exceptional menu of modern Italian cuisine, paired with a selection of wines in a refined yet relaxed setting.

If you’re after lighter fare, try stepping into one of Scarborough’s charming cafés. The Yay Coffee! is a local favourite, serving artisanal coffees and delicious baked goods in a bright, cheerful setting. For those in search of vegan options, the Eat Me Café & Social is known for its extensive menu that caters to all dietary preferences.

When it comes to drinks, Scarborough excels in its offerings of cosy pubs and vibrant bars. The North Riding Brew Pub is a fantastic spot for beer lovers, offering a great selection of locally brewed ales.

As you can see, Scarborough is a food lover’s paradise, offering a diverse array of dining options to suit all tastes and preferences. So whether you’re enjoying a meal at one of these recommended spots or simply enjoying our hearty breakfast at The Cavendish B&B, your taste buds are in for a treat. Bon appétit!

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Welcome to Scarborough, a charming seaside town with breath-taking attractions and natural beauty. Scarborough invites you to explore and unwind. Discover the historic Scarborough Castle and its dramatic headland or soak up the sun on the golden sands of Scarborough Beach.

Immerse yourselves in the tranquil surroundings of Peasholm Park or embark on a fascinating journey through marine life at the Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary. Whether you’re seeking entertainment at the Scarborough Spa or browsing through the bustling Scarborough Market Hall, this warm and welcoming town has something for everyone.

Indulge in the Victorian elegance of the Scarborough Spa, offering live entertainment and stunning coastal views.

Dive into Scarborough’s rich geological past at the Rotunda Museum and wander through the South Cliff Italian Gardens for a peaceful retreat. Immerse yourself in Scarborough’s Maritime Heritage Centre and uncover stories of the town’s seafaring traditions.
With its friendly atmosphere and captivating attractions, Scarborough warmly invites you to explore it unique charm and embrace its open-hearted hospitality. Pack your bags and embark on an unforgettable adventure in this coastal gem.