Geography of Scarborough
Scarborough is a coastal resort town in the county of Yorkshire. The origin
of the place is not known, but its ancient name Scearburg, is of Saxon derivation,
with Scear or Scar, signifying a rock, while Burgh relates to a fortified place.
The town is situated in the recess of a beautiful bay, on the shore of the North
Sea, and the land rises from the shore in the form of an amphitheatre, ledge
towering over ledge; and the concave slope of its semi-circular bay has a very
picturesque appearance. To the east on the summit of a lofty promontory stand
the ruins of the ancient castle, while in the hinterland are many rolling hills.
Yorkshire is one of the largest regions in England. From the mouth of the Tees
to Flamborough Head the coast is bold and rocky; from Flamborough Head to Spurn
Head it lies low. The interior presents the appearance of a great central valley
stretching southeast to the Humber, and flanked on either side by heights -
on the east by the Cleveland Hills and the Wolds, and on the west by the Pennine
Range. Yorkshire is important as an agricultural, manufacturing, and mining
county, and also relies on heavily on tourism.
Scarborough is within easy reach of spectacular North York Moors National Park,
which features open moorland, intricate dales, beautiful woodland and spectacular
coastline. There are short strolls and half day walks, some fully accessible
paths and, if you want more of a challenge, there's the superb Cleveland Way
National Trail, which you can enjoy in short circular walks as well as a long
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The Hotel St Nicholas
Wrea Head Hotel
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