Scarborough town was founded around 966AD as Skardaborg, by Thorgils Skarthi, a Viking raider.
In the Middle Ages, Scarborough Fair was permitted in a royal charter as a six-week trading festival that ran from August 15th until 29th September. The fair continued to be held for 500 years, into the 18th century and is commemorated in the song, Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Today, Scarborough is one of Yorkshire’s renaissance towns. Although on a much-depleted scale, her fishing industry still survives and is a major contributor to the local economy. Tourism is another and visitors flock to the town to enjoy Scarborough’s temperate climate and its wide.
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