With inspirational sea views across the North Sea and Scarborough’s magnificent castle headland, it’s easy to see how First World War poet Wilfred Owen was inspired to write some of his most famous works at the hotel.In late 1917 Owen was posted to a reserve battalion, based at The Clifton Hotel, (then known as The Clarence Gardens Hotel). Whilst here, he was able to take time away from his clerical duties and escape to his turret bedroom where he produced “Miners,” the first of his poems to be published.Renowned its warm Yorkshire welcome, The Clifton Hotel Scarborough boasts many return guests. The hotel offers a wide range of bedroom types, in both traditional and contemporary styles and a restaurant renowned for its high quality Yorkshire fare using fresh produce.The Clifton Hotel Scarborough has 70 delightful bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, direct dial telephone, colour television and welcome refreshment tray. Many rooms have spectacular sea views, so you can enjoy watching the local surfers and fisherman in the North Bay from the comfort of your room. Why not take a stroll from the hotel to the beautiful south bay, where you will see the delights of the harbour and its fishing fleet.The hotel’s elegant Castle Ballroom also offers a delightful setting for social functions from Cocktail Parties to Birthday Parties, from Wedding Receptions to Dinner Dances.At the end of a perfect day where better to relax and watch the world go by, than in the large hotel lounge or the traditional British bar – where you can enjoy your favourite tipple whilst watching our large screen TV’s.You’ll find plenty to keep you entertained during your stay at The Clifton including two beautiful award winning clean beaches, North Bay being literally on your doorstep, making the hotel ideally placed for enjoying a seaside break.North Bay is heaven for families with a host of activities all year round including Peasholm Park, offering pedal boats, shows and the famous Navel Warfare and the striking pyramids of Scarborough Sea Life Centre where you can go beneath the sea with even getting we, coming face to face with everthing from shrimps to sharks.There are also Scarborough’s famous cricket ground, Alan Ayckbourn’s Stephen Joseph Theatre and the amazing new Opera House Casino, plus many quality shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and bars.As well as excellent walks, the more energetic will enjoy the adjacent indoor bowls centre and for those who want to get in the swing, the North Cliff Golf Course is tantalisingly close, with the South Cliff Golf Course only 3 miles away, in addition Filey and Ganton Golf Clubs are close by.Read full description of hotel Show less
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