Within a short distance of Amrock Guest House are many local attractions and amenities to be enjoyed by all ages:
A stone's throw away from our front door the picturesque Peasholm Park contains a lake where boats may be hired and which is also home to the famous naval sea battle enacted twice per week during the peak season. There are also smaller ponds for remote controlled and toy boats. Or why not just enjoy a quiet stroll amongst the numerous trees, shrubs and plants and view the squirrels, geese ducks and swans. Late at night the occasional fox may also be visible. 2007 saw the re-opening of the'Pagoda' on the lake island together with the japenese style water garden. This has been reconstructed with the aid of Lottery funding and will be accessible by footbridge.
Scarborough Sea Life Centre
A popular visitor attraction the Sea Life Centre is a fifteen minutes stroll along the sea front, or a five minute ride on the North Bay miniature railway from Northstead Manor Gardens (adjacent to Peashom Park). The centre houses a miraculous array of wildlife for viewing by the public but also undertakes a considerable amount of protection and rehabilitation work.
If you wish to visit the centre please ask Nicola or Andy for details of the special offers which are available from time to time.
The North Bay beach, with its coveted blue flag award, is minutes walk away from Amrock Guest House. The majority of the beach is dog free from April to September when bathing is also supervised. A designated area is marked for the launch of Jet Ski's.
Further afield there are popular beaches in Scarborough South Bay and to the South at Cayton Bay.
Scarborough boasts several venues offering first class entertainment all year round including the Stephen Joseph Theatre, the Futurist Theatre and Cinema and the Spa Theatre. Scarborough also boasts Europe’s largest Open Air Theatre which was opened in Summer 2010.
The famous Alexandra Bowling Club is less than 3 minutes by foot and is close to the local Cinema which shows the latest films throughout the year. Within a short distance is the indoor swimming pool, outdoor bowls, crazy golf and the North Cliff Golf course (members only).
Scarborough Cricket Club is just around the corner, and is host to Yorkshire Cricket Club twice per year, normally in June and August (the famous Scarborough Cricket Festival).
A little further afield, the famous North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway is within easy reach (a must for Harry Potter fans), as is TV's 'Heartbeat' and 'The Royal country'.
For keen historians there is of course Scarborough castle some 10 minutes away, dating from the 12th century and reputedly haunted by Richard III. A short drive will take you to further sites such as Whitby Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Kirkham Priory together with castles at Helmsley and Pickering and famous historic houses : Burton Agnes Hall, Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall.
For the more energetic the beautiful Forge Valley, North Yorkshire Moors and Dalby Forest are to be enjoyed, along with walks and rides at many seaside villages such as Robin Hoods Bay.
Scarborough has many great pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and Andy & Nicola will be happy to help you choose.
Visit the Official Yorkshire Moors and Coast Tourism and Travel Website for attractions, events, eating out what's on across most of North Yorkshire.