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Harbour and Old Town district, South Bay,_North_Yorkshire
Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast.
The most striking feature of the town's geography is a high rocky promontory pointing eastward into the North Sea. The promontory supports the 11th century ruins of Scarborough Castle and separates the sea front into two bays, to the North and South. The South Bay was the site of the original early medieval settlement and the harbour, which form the current Old Town district. This remains the main tourist area, with a sandy beach, cafés, amusements, arcades, theatres and entertainment facilities.
The town was allegedly founded around 966 AD as Skarðaborg by Thorgils Skarthi, a Viking raider. While there is no archaeological evidence to support these claims , the origin of this belief is based on a fragment of an Icelandic Saga.

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