It was in the early seventeenth century that natural mineral waters were discovered in Scarborough. As a spa town, Scarborough enjoyed considerable growth in the 18th century, leading to the town's claim of being England's first true seaside resort. Apart from taking the waters visitors could enjoy boating, horse racing on the beach and bathing in the sea.
Today, this resort, with stunning scenery, glorious beaches, loads to see and do is an ideal location for all the family to relax and enjoy their time at ECG.
The event takes place in the Scarborough Spa complex which is unique among Bristish venues, not only because of its coastal location on the beautiful South Bay but also for the variety of up to date facilities housed in the magnificent Victorian building.
The full address for the Spa Complex is:
South Bay, Scarborough, YO11 2HD
A map showing the location of the Spa can be found here
For visitors staying at the Grand Hotel the address is:
St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, YO11 2ET
A map showing the location of the Grand Hotel can be found here
Getting to Scarborough could not be easier, there is a railway station in the centre of the town and for those travelling by road directions are:
From the North head towards Middlesbrough, and pick up the A171 towards Whitby, then follow on towards Scarborough or pick up the A165 to Filey and Bridlington.
From the South take the M1 towards Sheffield then the M18 towards Doncaster then A1(M) towards York then the A64 to Scarborough/Filey.
From the West take the M62 to Leeds and then the M1 towards York and then pick up the A64 towards Scarborough/Filey.