Scarborough being steeped in history and tradition provides countless aspects to suit every taste.
For the ardent theatre goer, the renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre, home of the famous playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn, provides a rich repertoire, whilst the Spa Complex and Futurist theatre play host to variety, orchestral and touring shows.
Scarborough's Open Air Theatre is the largest in Europe (seating for 6,000) and the original was built by Scarborough Corporation in the 1930s. Acts confirmed for 2013 include Olly Murs, The Saturdays, Happy Mondays, Status Quo, Leona Lewis, The Wanted, Katherine Jenkins and McFly with further acts set to be announced in the next few weeks.
Scarborough is ideally situated an hours drive from many places of interest and beauty.
North-west is The North York Moors National Park and Dalby Forest. Pickering is the southern end of the North Yorkshire Preserved Railway Line with its route through an area of stunning natural beauty including Grosmont (Aidensfield) where the TV series Heartbeat is filmed.
Many medieval castles and Stately homes including Castle Howard, Sledmere House, Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley Castle, Pickering Castle, Byland Abbey, Kirkham Priory, Burton Agnes Hall and many more are in all directions.
For walkers and nature lovers there are countless well trodden paths, books of coast walks are available at the hotel.