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Scarborough by someone who lives here!
Scarborough in General
Member Name: zeebruggeisbest
Scarborough in General
Disadvantages: Poor quality shops, appalling public transport
As someone who has to shop in Scarborough 50 weeks of the year (the only time I don't is when I am thankfully away from this place!) I can honestly say that the shopping experience is appalling for a town of this size. Yes, we have the big high street names, but what we don't have is the range of goods that these big high street names have available in their stores elsewhere! We have high street names whose shops are a mere shadow of what is available in the same company's stores in York, for example. Scarborough is good at attracting, and keeping discount stores, everything £1 stores, pawn brokers, cash checking shops whilst nothing of any quality ever opens in this town.
Also, the bus services are a sick joke for a holiday town. There are very few buses on Bank Holidays (the busiest days of the year) or Sundays, there are very few buses in the evening, most services stopping around 7pm (meaning that if you want a night out you have to pay out for taxis both ways!) The buses that do run are short, cramped, infrequent and expensive, unless you are fortunate enough to use the Park and Ride, which has large buses running every 15 minutes including Sundays and Bank Holidays!
As far as attractions go, the Sea Life Centre is an expensive rip off, taking less than an hour to look round, Peasholm Park is a depressing place unless you like swan pedal boats, it is a drab, dreary place to spend any time.
Summary: This place is hugely over rated and I honestly do not know what people see in it.
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