Walking tour of Scarborough’s Old Town, 18th August, 17:00-19:00

This walk will introduce participants to the long history of Scarborough’s old town looking at evidence for how the town has grown since it was founded in the middle of the 12th century.

The route will begin by going through what was the centre of the town’s 18th century heart where well-to-do visitors stayed when they came to drink the the spa waters. Then heading in the direction of the parish church it will go through older streets dating back to the Middle Ages when Scarborough rose to prominence as an important fishing and trading port. At the church there will be time to look at how the building has changed and was partially ruined in the English Civil War and from there the origins of the castle too will be explained before dropping down the hill to finish the tour in the South Bay at the West Pier to look at how the harbour has developed since the Middle Ages.

Meet in front of the Grand Hotel, Saint Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough from 16:45. The walk will being promptly at 17:00. The cost is £6, payable before the event.

The walk will last approximately 2 hours and cover 3 miles.

The tour will be led by local archaeologists Trevor Pearson and Chris Hall.

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