Scarborough’s long and illustrious history as a popular holiday resort goes back to 1626, when it became a famous spa town. Its heyday was during the Industrial Revolution when it was known as the ‘Queen of the Watering Places’. It’s still a popular holiday destination, despite a drop in visitor numbers since World War II and the growing trend for holidays abroad.
Scarborough has two separate beaches. North Bay is the quieter and more ‘genteel’, while South Bay has an amusements arcade and a livelier atmosphere. The Joseph Rowntree Theatre is at the heart of the town’s cultural life and is where plays by Alan Ayckbourn are premiered. Another of Scarborough’s literary claims to fame is that Anne Bronte is buried in St Mary’s Church.
Scarborough Castle presides over the town and apparently has done since the Iron Age, or at least a fort of some description, as numerous ancient artefacts have been found on the site. With these and numerous other attractions, Scarborough remains hugely popular as a holiday destination. That means parking in Scarborough is in high demand, especially during the summer. However, the NCP’s Scarborough car park at Balmoral is located right in the centre of town, putting you where the action is.
Balmoral Centre Parking
The Balmoral Centre in Scarborough is a modern shopping mall featuring familiar high street names as well as independent outlets. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon doing some shopping after you’ve been around the attractions, and it has a choice of restaurants, snack bars and cafés so you can take the weight off your feet with a latte and a lardy cake! The NCP Balmoral Scarborough car park is right here in the shopping centre, so you’ll have no problem getting your bags back to the car.
Scarborough YMCA Parking
Scarborough YMCA was opened in 1844 as a non-profit, with services and recreational programmes for all ages. Today it’s a registered charity, and as well as providing sleeping accommodation for visitors and locals it plays host to a wide range of performances such as pantomimes and musicals. With its own production company and a busy schedule, you won’t have a dull moment here and the house is always packed out.
Our Early Bird price is available when you park between 06:30 - 09:30 and exit before 23:59 the same day. For shorter stays between 06:30 - 09:30 our standard tariff is still available. Please press the assistance button at a pay station so we can adjust the cost of your stay.