South Cliff Gardens

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These gardens are well known to locals, but many tourists may visit Scarborough without ever visiting these lovely gardens. You can take the cliff lift from The Spa, which brings you to The Esplanade, and then you're only a short walk away. I suggest you visit the Rose Garden first, which is a peaceful oasis of roses, birds and squirrels. This is a delightful place to while away half an hour or so with a good book. The Italian gardens are further along, and truly the masterpiece of the south cliff. Just sit back and enjoy the flower display, and the water fountain, and the splashing of the fish. From here it's just a short walk to the Shuttleworth gardens, locally known as the miniature garden. Take the kiddies here, and tell them this is where the fairies live. That's what my Mum told me sixty years ago, and I believed her! Opposite the Shuttleworth gardens is a putting green (open summertime only), and an ice cream van. There is a toilet here too. If you want something more than an ice cream, then head down to the Clock Cafe, which has the best views of any cafe in town. 

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