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Compass & Map


We're busy putting together a collection of visitor guides to make sure you really get the most out of your stay in Scarborough - with links to local social media groups and pages, events and businesses, so you can find out more about what's happening while you're here.

Look out for special offers, discounts and vouchers in each section - we're working with lots of local businesses to bring you the best value for your stay.

When we add new guides, we'll post about it on social media, so make sure you join us on facebook and instagram for updates.

Dog Friendly Scarborough

Dog Friendly

The best dog-friendly shops, cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants, as well as attractions in Scarborough. We've also included our highlights of the best dog parks and walks in the area, where you can let your fur-friend run around off-lead. There are hints and tips about what you can expect to find (e.g. if your dog likes to chase little critters, we can tell you where to avoid), and we explain the dog-ban rules for the beaches and when they apply.

Vegan friendly Scarborough


Looking for plant-based cafes and restaurants - our guide will help you pick out the places with vegan options, or completely vegan owned businesses you can support while you're here.

Antique shops in Scarborough

Antique & Retro

Find all the best retro and antique shops in Scarborough.

Handmade Crafters in Scarborough

Craft Shops

We have a talented bunch of local crafters, find out where you can pick up unique, handmade gifts and keepsakes.

There are also plenty craft fairs and events, especially in the summer months - find out more.

Artists in Scarborough


For a guide to our local independent artists, and art supply shops click here.

We've also included a brief guide on where to find the best murals, graffiti and art installations around town.

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Free things to do

Visiting Scarborough on a budget? We have loads of cheap and free activities to do.

Check out our day planner for a fun-packed visit for under £10 per person.

Fun in the Rain

Things to do when its raining

Let's face it - Scarborough is so much better when the sun is out. But don't let the British weather ruin your visit, we have lots of ideas of things you can do indoors to get away from the drizzle.

Handmade Crafters in Scarborough

Accessible Businesses

Businesses and places to visit catering to differently abled visitors - whether you need somewhere that is wheel chair friendly, or are looking for a quiet spot away from the hustle and bustle, we can help point you in the right direction.

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