THE PERFECT ALTERNATIVE TO SCARBOROUGH HOTELS

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WHY CHOOSE RAVEN HALL HOTEL FOR YOUR SCARBOROUGH TRIP?

If you are looking for a base for a future visit to Scarborough, why not consider Raven Hall Hotel?

Planning to visit the North Yorkshire coastline and searching for hotels in Scarborough, UK? Why not consider something a little different instead? The Raven Hall Hotel is located in Ravenscar and gives you the best of rural Yorkshire whilst being conveniently located only a 20-minute drive away from Scarborough. With stunning sea views over Robin Hood's Bay, free parking, sports and leisure facilities, and a 9-hole golf course, there isn't much more you could want from a hotel. Travelling for a special occasion, or just looking for something unique?

Alongside our 51 en-suite bedrooms we are equipped with 8 environmentally friendly, Scandinavian-style lodges, all of which offers free, private parking and private patios, balconies (or both). This unique accommodation near Scarborough can really bring some excitement to your stay.

WALKING FROM RAVENSCAR TO SCARBOROUGH

The Cleveland Way is one of the most stunning coastal walks in Yorkshire. The national trail adds up to over 100 miles in total, starting inland at the market town of Helmsley and making its way to the coastline before meandering through Whitby, Ravenscar on to Scarborough and finishing at Filey.

The 12-mile stretch of the route between Ravenscar and Scarborough is certainly one of the most iconic. Through Hayburn Wyke you can enjoy a scenic waterfall and overlook the pebble beach before Scarborough Castle comes into view, overlooking Scarborough's North Bay. From here, you can journey into the town centre.

At roughly a 3 hour and 30-minute walk, enjoying this stretch of coastline is certainly a wise way to spend a day in the area.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO IN THE AREA?

Enjoying the fresh, Yorkshire outdoors is one of the highlights of a stay at Raven Hall Hotel and not being confined in a town or city centre means that you'll get to enjoy it that little bit more. As well as being close to Scarborough, you'll also be in prime position to take a day trip to Whitby and visit Robin Hood's Bay.

WHITBY

Whitby is another stunning Yorkshire coastal town most well known for being one of the settings for Bram Stoker's Dracula. However, there is much more to Whitby than this. With a reputation as a fossil hotspot, why not spend the day looking for dinosaurs in its cliffs? Alternatively, visit the historic Whitby Abbey on the cliff tops above the town. Or, for a more traditional seaside holiday, it boasts Blue Flag beaches and some of the best fish and chips around.

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ROBIN HOOD'S BAY

Our hotel overlooks stunning Robin Hood's Bay and it'll be a sight you soon come to adore when you stay with us. This historic town may be small in size, but its history is large and nefarious. The town was a smuggling hotspot in the 18th century as smugglers brought in luxury items from the European mainland to avoid taxation. Although the town's smuggling days are no longer, rumour has it there are still tunnels below the streets that were used by pirates hundreds of years ago.

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THINGS TO DO IN SCARBOROUGH

Whether you want to visit Scarborough for a day trip as part of a bigger holiday, are there for business or are just stopping on your way through, there is plenty to do in the town and surrounding area.

The first thing to know about Scarborough is that it is split into two, the North and South Bay. With Scarborough Castle sitting in the centre on a high, rocky promontory it can feel as though there are two different towns! The South Bay beaches are still the hotspot for seaside fun with a lighthouse, amusements and arcades but the North Bay (not much more than a 10-minute walk away) still has plenty to offer.

As well as the seaside attractions, you can enjoy the castle ruins, Peasholm Park and The Rotunda - one of the first purpose-built museums in the world.

If you are looking for inspiration for things to do on your stay, explore our blog below filled with useful articles and exciting ideas.

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THE HISTORY OF SCARBOROUGH

Scarborough is a town with a long history, as the roots of the town can be traced all the way back to 966AD when it was founded by the Viking raider, Thorgils Skarthi. However, this original settlement was destroyed soon after by another band of Vikings and did not fully recover until around 1140AD, when a castle to protect the town was constructed.

In 1155AD, charters were awarded to the town by King Henry II, which allowed a market to be set up on the sands, encouraging trade to flourish. In 1253, the town’s trade was boosted once again when the Scarborough Fair was permitted by the Royal Charter, allowing the creation of a festival that drew in traders from all over Europe. This successful festival ran yearly for nearly 500 years from the 13th to the 18th century.

In 1626, an acidic water spring was discovered in the cliffs south of the town, leading to the creation of the Scarborough Spa, which attracted a large number of people to the town. It is now a venue for live music events and entertainment. This increase in visitors was the main reason that Scarborough became Britain's first seaside resort, gaining a railway station and later in 1845 the construction of the Grand Hotel, the largest hotel in Europe at the time.

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