Scarborough Campus

The Region

Dinosaurs, explorers and vampires

With its towering cliffs, rocky shores and sandy beaches, North Yorkshire offers some of the UK's more spectacular and inspiring coastline. The remarkable concentration of dinosaur footprints and fossils found locally has caused the area to become known at the Dinosaur Coast.

To the north of Scarborough is historic Whitby, home to some exceptional fish restaurants and famed for its Benedictine abbey, as a setting for Bram Stoker's Dracula and as the home of Captain Cook, and his ship Endeavour. To the south there's Filey, a friendly seaside town with some elegant Edwardian and Victorian architecture, tranquil gardens and five miles of sandy beach.

Coastline and countryside

Elsewhere along the coast, narrow ravines shelter winsome fishing villages such as Robin Hood's Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes; inland lies the breathtaking heather-clad expanse of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park; while the hills of the Yorkshire Wolds ripple gently southward. This variety of attractive landscapes on our doorstep offers Scarborough students unrivalled opportunities for fresh air and healthy recreation.

North Yorkshire: star of the screen

North Yorkshire's natural beauty frequently attracts film and television crews from around the world. Although you might not realise it, you're probably already familiar with the region from its many screen appearances such as in the Harry Potter films, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Stardust, Heartbeat, Sugartown and Lost in Austen, - so maybe it's time to come and experience it for yourself.

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