Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Scarborough (/ˈskɑːrbrə/)[3] is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Historically in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the town lies between 10–230 feet (3–70 m) above sea level, from the harbour rising steeply north and west towards limestone cliffs. The older part of the town lies around the harbour and is protected by a rocky headland.

Scarborough
Town

The Grand Hotel
Scarborough
Location within North Yorkshire
Population61,749 (2011 census)[1]
Borough108,793[2]
DemonymScarborian
OS grid referenceTA040880
 London190 mi (310 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSCARBOROUGH
Postcode districtYO11 – YO13
Dialling code01723
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
54.2773°N 0.4017°W / 54.2773; -0.4017

With a population of just over 61,000, Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire Coast.[4] The town has fishing and service industries, including a growing digital and creative economy, as well as being a tourist destination. Residents of the town are known as Scarborians.[5]