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Our visit to Scarborough

As the weather promised to be blustery but sunny, we decided that Tuesday was to be the day of our visit to Scarborough. Despite the fact that is was still very windy, we threw caution to the winds (pun intended) and took a ride on top of one of the open topped buses. We must have resembled a poor man’s Batman and Robin with our raincoats billowing out behind us as we braved the winds atop of the bus! At least there were blue skies and some sunshine peeping through them.


After our bus ride along the front of the North Bay, we alighted and made our way to my favourite ice cream parlour for a Knickerbocker Glory. No one but no one makes them quite like Pacitto’s Ice Cream parlour!  There the best!

Pure Heaven!

King Richard houseWe had our dinner later in one of the many restaurants which are dotted along the front and chose the King Richard III to be precise where I enjoyed a roast beef dinner, and K had steak pie and chips. I had to laugh at a very scary contraption hanging on one of the walls by the bar entitled ‘Mantrap’

Following our dinner, I again foolishly decided to begin to walk up through the old town towards St Mary’s church and the castle. Big mistake! It’s a really steep climb, and after reaching about half way up, my legs began to complain, they turned to concrete blocks, and I had to literally keep stopping every few steps all the way to the top!  It was with enormous relief that we eventually reached the lovely St Mary’s church, where incidentally Anne Bronte is buried.

Following a brief rest in the church, we continued slowly up to the castle. It was really windy up at the top in the castle grounds, which probably explains why there weren’t many visitors up there! One of the last times we had visited the castle was with J when we attended the World War 2 demonstrations. Remember?


By the time we had sauntered around the castle grounds, I was exhausted, so we slowly made our way down the road from the castle, and worked our way to the bus station. What a day, and although enjoyable, I was so glad to arrive back at our mobile home!



9 thoughts on “Our visit to Scarborough

  1. Last time I had a Knickerbocker-Glory was with my Sis, ahh, ’twas heavenly. What’s a holiday in England like if not with the wind behind us, in front of us or to the side of us, with a threat of rain thrown in. 😉 … Great to catch up with you on your hols, TG, don’t fly off mind!! xPenx

  2. I’d love to go back to Scarborough; I spent 5 days there in 2000. A fascinating town with so many places to visit. Heartbeat country left me cold, but Beverley more than made up for it. Hope the weather’s improved for you two, it’s getting hot here in the west.

  3. I’ve never been to Scarborough, it looks interesting, and I do like the look of that Knickerbocker Glory, it’s years since I had one.

    • I treat myself to one every time I am at the seaside Arlene. You can get them here from our local ‘Merry England’ coffee shops, but they don’t do them as nice as Pacitto’s.

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