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Stroll through the majestic rooms of this Victorian venue for dances and orchestras and learn about its origins as a spa in the 1600s.

Scarborough Spa is a vast complex offering many events and activities in an impressive heritage-listed cliffside building. As its name suggests, the site was built around the region’s spa waters, although it is now known for its Jazz Festival, Spa Orchestra, dances and concerts. Move around the complex to appreciate its excellent views of the sea.

Admire the stately architecture of the building, with its turrets, domes and arched windows. Attend a dramatic performance in the Spa Theatre. Admire the Victorian design of this auditorium that seats 570 people. Get one of the balcony seats to feel like royalty as you watch the theatrical display. The Grand Hall is a larger theater with 1,630 seats. Attend a craft fair at the Sun Court Theatre.

Visit the Vita Dome for its spectacular vista of the sea and rugged coast. It is used for functions and banquets. Listen to the intense sounds of the Spa Orchestra, which has been performing for more than a century. The complex puts on the Jazz Festival for a few days in mid-September.

Ride the Scarborough Spa Cliff Lift, a funicular train that transports passengers between the clifftop and the spa buildings below. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the upscale Farrer’s Bar & Brasserie.

Learn the fascinating story behind the building. The notion of a spa here dates back to the early 1600s, when a prominent local investigated the healing properties of the water bubbling beneath the cliff. Hear how people flocked from across the country to taste the water and bathe in it. Several buildings were constructed over the centuries, up until the current installation in the 1880s.

Get tickets from the box office beside the site’s main entrance. It is open daily from morning until late afternoon, with closures on Sundays in January.

Scarborough Spa is near the coast in southeastern Scarborough. Walk 15 minutes to reach the spa from Scarborough Railway Station. The spa is just south of South Bay Beach and Scarborough Harbor. Parking is available, for a fee, in the spaces at the front of the building or in the underground parking under Spa Bridge.

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Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
4 out of 5
The Esplanade, Scarborough, England
The price is CA $111 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10

Situated on the beach, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Spa Cliff Lift and Scarborough Spa. Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Peasholm Park are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (681 reviews)

"Good location for exploring Scarborough. Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable room serviced regularly following Covid guidance."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
Bike & Boot
Bike & Boot
3.5 out of 5
Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough, England
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Located in Scarborough City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rotunda Museum and South Bay Beach. Scarborough Spa and Scarborough Cricket Club ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (32 reviews)

"Really lovely place. Tasty food and the best cocktail I’ve ever tasted. Room was good quality, from fluffy towels to Vileroy and Bosh loo. Spotlessly clean."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 1, 2020

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Rivelyn Hotel
Rivelyn Hotel
3 out of 5
1-4 Crown Crescent, Scarborough, England
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Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of South Bay Beach and Scarborough Spa. Scarborough Castle and Scarborough Cricket Club are also ...

4/5Very Good! (82 reviews)

"Easy check in, changed our room straight away when leak from horrendous rain came through ceiling. Service in bar was spot 9n. Hotel not very clean but all in all we loved our stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2020

Rivelyn Hotel
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Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
4 out of 5
The Esplanade, Scarborough, England
The price is CA $111 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality
Bike & Boot
Bike & Boot
3.5 out of 5
Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough, England
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Rivelyn Hotel
Rivelyn Hotel
3 out of 5
1-4 Crown Crescent, Scarborough, England
Rivelyn Hotel
Red Lea Hotel
Red Lea Hotel
3 out of 5
Red Lea Hotel, Scarborough, England
The price is CA $115 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
Red Lea Hotel
The Esplanade Hotel
The Esplanade Hotel
3 out of 5
Belmont Road, Scarborough, England
The Esplanade Hotel
Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
3 out of 5
St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, England
The price is CA $48 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
Britannia Grand Hotel Scarborough
Ivy by the Sea B&B
Ivy by the Sea B&B
3 out of 5
50 Sandside, Scarborough, England
Ivy by the Sea B&B
Miricia Guest House
Miricia Guest House
3 out of 5
5 Rutland Terrace, Queens Parade, Scarborough, England
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The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel
3.5 out of 5
St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, England
The Royal Hotel
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