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Scarborough,town (1991 pop. 36,665), and borough and district, North Yorkshire, NE England, on the North Sea. The town, primarily a resort, is also an important conference and retirement center. The larger borough occupies most of North Yorkshire's North Sea coast and includes the towns of WhitbyWhitby,
town, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, N England, at the mouth of the Esk. It is a port and resort whose primary industries are fishing and tourism. Jet is found locally, and jewelry and ornaments have long been produced from it; the industry peaked during the Victorian era.
..... Click the link for more information. and Filey. Much of the borough's countryside is included the North York Moors National Park. The area around Scarborough was recognized at an early time for its strategic location. Vestiges of a 4th-century Roman signaling station and a 12th-century castle remain. The ancient Church of St. Mary rests on the site of a Cistercian priory. The town's noted fair (13th–18th cent.) is the subject of a well-known song.
a fishing port and resort in NE England, in North Yorkshire on the North Sea: developed as a spa after 1660; ruined 12th-century castle. Pop.: 38 364 (2001)