Plan Your Visit

The event is near Scarborough town centre with many hotels and restaurants available.

We recommend that you plan your journey in advance and where possible avoid travelling on Saturday 29 June.

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Getting to and from the event


Prior to the event, press releases will be issued to the media who will provide information on travelling to the event.

Please take extra care when travelling to Scarborough for Armed Forces Day. Parking will be limited across Scarborough, so please use public transport where possible.

You can also check the North Yorkshire Council and North Yorkshire Police Twitter accounts for updates on any changes to routes in and out of the town.

On foot

On the day of the event, all veterans can use the Central Tramway funicular free of charge. Central Tramway is a Victorian cliff lift built in 1881 and is one of the oldest cliff railways still operating in the UK.

Car

Please note there will be a number of road closures that could impact the traffic flow around Scarborough Town Centre. So please park and ride where possible.

PARKING

Disabled Parking

There will be limited disabled parking along Valley Road & in the South Bay Underground car park.

Other Parking (inc Coach Parking)

Spaces
Long StayShort StayCoach
Castle Road60
Westwood106
William Street12730
Falconers Road36
Friarsway75
North Street165
St Thomas Street125
Victoria Road26
Northstead Lower98
Northstead Upper556
Scalby Mills1805
Victoria Park36
Albion Road66

There are a further 1,300+ town centre spaces operated at NCP, Brunswick, Palm Court and Pavilion Square

Arriving from the north

If travelling from the north of the country, then take the A171 from Middlesbrough via Guisborough and Whitby to arrive in Scarborough. Traffic arriving from along the A171 from Whitby direction will be able to drive and park on to part of the Royal Albert Drive but there will be no through route or access beyond Albert Road.

Motorists will be advised in advance of the closures of Marine Drive, Royal Albert Drive, Foreshore Road and Sandside and will be directed to the main arterial routes A64 – York, A165 – Bridlington and Hull.

Arriving from the south

Traffic arriving from the south along the A165 from Bridlington/Hull direction will be advised in advance of the closures of Marine Drive, Royal Albert Drive, Foreshore Road and Sandside and will be directed to the main arterial routes A64 – York, A170 – Whitby.

Arriving from the west

Traffic arriving from the west will be able to do so via the A170 from Thirsk passing through Helmsley, Pickering, and Thornton Dale before arriving into the town centre via Falsgrave.

Park and Ride

There are the two park and ride sites on Filey Road (A165) and Seamer Road (A64) with a combined total of over 1000 parking spaces.

Park and Ride services runs every 10-15 minutes to Valley Road/ the temporary bus stop on Vernon Road.

busArriving By Bus

To check routes in and out of Scarborough on Armed Forces Day see the websites of the following bus companies.

Train

From York/Leeds – https://www.tpexpress.co.uk/

From Bridlington/ Hull – https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/

Leaving the event

Event activities are scheduled to finish at 5pm.

After this time, exhibits and displays will be dismantled, and gradually removed from the site. Road closures will remain in place.

We expect most of the removals to be completed by the end of the day on Saturday but in some areas, they may remain in place until Sunday.

Exit routes

Exit routes will be clearly sign posted throughout the town.

Road Closures

Please visit our road closures page for full information.


Parking


If you’re travelling by car, take care to plan your journey and allow sufficient time, ideally arrive the day before – 24 June.

Car parks

Please note there will be a number of road closures that could impact the traffic flow around Scarborough Town Centre. So please park and ride where possible.

Council owned

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CAR PARKADDRESSPOST CODE
CASTLE ROADCastle Road, ScarboroughYO11 1BH
FALCONERS ROADFalconers Road, ScarboroughYO11 2EN
FRIARSWAYFriarsway, ScarboroughYO11 1HN
NORTH STREETNorth Street, ScarboroughYO11 1DE
NORTH TERRACENorth Terrace, ScarboroughYO11 1HU
NORTHSTEAD LOWERBurniston Road, ScarboroughYO12 6AF
NORTHSTEAD UPPERRyndle Crescent, ScarboroughYO12 6AQ
SCALBY MILLSScalby Mills, ScarboroughYO12 6RP
SEA CLIFFSea Cliff Road, ScarboroughYO11 2XU
ST NICHOLAS PARADEFalconers Road, ScarboroughYO11 2EN
ST THOMAS STSt Thomas Street, ScarboroughYO11 1DY
VICTORIA PARKVictoria Park, ScarboroughYO12 7TS
VICTORIA ROAD70 Victoria Road, ScarboroughYO11 1SF
WESTWOODWestwood, ScarboroughYO11 2JD
WILLIAM STWrea Lane, ScarboroughYO12 7PL

To complement these spaces there are 445 pay and display spaces on Royal Albert Drive. In addition, there are over 650 on street charging spaces operated by North Yorkshire County Council all of which are located within easy walking distance of the event.

There are over 6,000 free time clock-controlled spaces around the town centre, with free parking ranging from 1-3 hours.

Private operators

There are a further 1,300+ town centre spaces operated at:

Coach parking

Coach parking is available at Esplanade, William Street and Scalby Mills (more than 40 spaces) and coach drop-off/pickup facilities are available on Valley Road.

Disabled parking

There will be limited disabled parking along Valley Road, it will be on a first come first served basis. You must show your blue badge within your car.

Plan your day


Here are some ideas for when you arrive at the event.

Best viewing areas

There are a variety of good viewing areas if you don’t want to venture down to Armed Forces Day event. You could take a walk up to the South Cliff gardens, down to the site of the old swimming pool on South Bay or even up to Scarborough Castle (admission prices apply).

Safety advice

Make sure you keep yourselves safe during the event, making sure you have packed enough sun cream and plenty of water. There will be several welfare tents throughout the event in the case of an emergency.

Drones

The flying of Drones, Kites, Model Aircraft is illegal at this event as it poses a risk to flight and public safety. It is also advised that you do not release helium balloons as this poses a risk to flight and public safety. In the event of these activities taking place, the flying display director may cancel the flying display.

Tides

Please be mindful of the moving tides during the day, high tide is expected during the event so there may not be enough beach for everyone.

Maritime

There is a maritime exclusion zone in operation for the event, this will be clearly visible to all vessels operating. Maritime Police will be in operation at Armed Forces Day, if you enter the exclusion zone, you will be escorted out as you pose a risk to both flight and public safety. In the event of these activities taking place, the flying display director may cancel the flying display.

Project Servator

North Yorkshire Council is pleased to be working in partnership with North Yorkshire Police to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience as Scarborough Armed Forces Day. Throughout the event our security teams and the Police will have a range of security measure in place, some more visible than others, to keep you safe. You can play a vital role by being vigilant and reporting anything suspicious. Call 101, speak to a Police Officer or a member of security.

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