Travelling by bus from London to Scarborough takes approximately 7.5 hours. National Express buses leave daily from Victoria Coach Station in the heart of London. The departure time is approximately 12.30 p.m. Those travelling from Scotland to Scarborough can take a National Express bus from Edinburgh and arrive in Scarborough around 9.5 hours later. Buses depart at 10.15 a.m. every day and travel via York where passengers for Scarborough will change to the local 563 bus service. Scarborough bus station is conveniently located in the centre of the town, just to the north of the main shopping street in the South Bay.
The pretty town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire is one of the finest seaside resorts in the UK. The town is laid out over two bays, North and South which are separated by a headland that is topped by the ruins of 12th century Scarborough Castle. There is excellent shopping in the South Bay, while beautiful Peasholm Park with its Chinese bridges and scenic lake is a highlight of the North Bay. The sandy south beach is the perfect spot for sunbathing, or take a walk along to the Spa Theatre at the end of the beach to enjoy an open air concert in the afternoon. The town boasts Britain's first arena theatre (also known as a theatre-in-the-round), the Stephen Joseph Theatre which opened in 1955. Today it is presided over by one of the town's most famous son's, play writer and director Alan Ayckbourn.