Scarborough Shopping and Districts

(Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK)

Picture of beachfront shopsA high percentage of the shops of Scarborough town centre cater solely for the tourist trade, selling seaside souvenirs, such as pink rock, postcards and shells. There are several familiar shopping chains in the town and these include Marks & Spencer, Matalan and TK Maxx, as well as plenty of independent stores, fashion boutiques, a small market on South Bay, and a larger indoor market filled with antiques - located at the Market Hall and Vaults on St. Helen's Square.

Debenhams is the flagship store within Scarborough's Brunswick Shopping Centre off Westborough, and is open from Monday to Saturday, between the hours of 09:00 to 18:00, and again on Sunday, from 10:30 to 16:30. Some small shops in the town choose to close on Sundays, particularly during the considerably quieter winter months.

View of the town centre

Where to Shop

In total, there are just over 35 stores within the Brunswick Shopping Centre, and apart from Debenhams, other familiar names include Adams, Argos, Bon Marche, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Holland and Barrett, New Look, Next and Top Shop. An adjoining car park offers some 340 spaces, while nearby, areas of central Scarborough are pedestrianised. Further shopping in available close to the Brunswick Mall, along Bar Street, Newborough and St. Thomas Street.

Being located on the coastline, Scarborough is still known for its fishing industry, which has significantly reduced over the years, but still manages to continue. The harbourfront is home to a regular fish market, allowing you to buy locally caught seafood at very reasonable prices.