We hopped on the train from Beverley and headed to Scarborough (or Scarbados, as the train guard would have it!) for the day. Unlike yesterday the weather was amazing – definitely no coats required! Scarborough is a popular seaside town on the north Yorkshire coast with a pretty harbour and long sandy beaches overlooked by a ruined castle! The town centre slopes down to the sea which can also be accessed by a funicular railway! The Waterstones here is situated in an attractive building, but I haven’t been able to find out any history of it.
Anne Brontë died of tuberculosis in Scarborough in 1849 aged just 29 and is buried in St Mary’s church. Her gravestone is badly eroded – the Brontë Society placed a new plaque at the site in 2011 which shows the wording of the original and also corrects an error on the earlier headstone.
Scarborough Castle (English Heritage) and the coast