This Saturday the weather was so beautiful, that A and I decided to go to Scarborough. The journey from York to Scarborough by train is a lovely one – the train goes through the Yorkshire Moors, home to Charlotte Brontë’s famous Wuthering Heights. We reached the coastal town about 50 minutes later. I love Scarborough. If the only thing you know about the town is Scarborough Fair, you might have a slightly more romantic idea of what’s in store for you when you reach its dazzling Penny Arcade and fish-and-chip-shop littered shore. But it’s a great sea town, the beach is lovely to walk on, and there are some beautiful quiet corners in the old town.
Right on top of the cliffs there’s the beautiful Scarborough Castle. After many visits to the town, I still have not managed to visit this place. Hopefully next time we’ll pay it a visit. We did however find the grave of Anne Brontë this time. Anne sadly died in Scarborough in 1849, aged only 29 years old. She is most famous for her two books Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Anne’s grave can be found in a beautiful small graveyard, overlooking the town, cliffs and castle. As I have read neither, I will try and hunt them down in one of York’s many antiquarian bookshops. If I find them, I’ll be found reading in the sunny gardens of York Minster!