Scarborough is the oldest holiday resort in the country as it first attracted visitors in early seventeenth century when mineral springs were discovered. Scarborough has two bays with a headland between the bays on which sits Scarborough Castle.
To get the best views in Scarborough we headed to Scarborough Castle. Because of its prominent position the headland has been an important location along the coast for over 3,000 years. The Romans had a signal station here. Henry II developed the castle during the 12th century, the keep dominating today the site. Over later centuries in response to repeated sieges, the key ones being in 1312 and twice during the Civil War the fortifications were enhanced. During World War I the castle was damaged by a German naval bombardment. It was also a secret listening post during World War II.
As well as exploring the castle ruins we visited the viewing platforms to get the promised panoramic views of Scarborough and its two bays. The views were stunning.