CHART Scarborough

Explore a thriving and vibrant cultural life which spans the past 300 years and is still going strong today.

Like all the best walks, CHART Scarborough will lead you to exciting new places or encourage you to discover new ways of enjoying familiar landmarks.

In the past, people came to Scarborough because they saw something special in the town. Now you can follow paths around Scarborough to experience the diverse range of culture, art and heritage that the town has to offer today. Discover paintings, sculpture, murals, ceramics, digital media, photography, theatre, film, live music, spoken word and more. Take in the scenery that inspired renowned poets, writers and artists to produce some of their best work.

The map and the trails which you can find on this website provide exciting new ways to access Scarborough’s local arts scene of today and help you discover the quality and diversity of its cultural roots. You can even share favourite places and events by submitting your own trail.

From the classic to the contemporary, take a journey of discovery through some of the high points of Scarborough’s thriving and growing creative scene. This is YOUR journey. Whatever path you take will offer a new way of experiencing England’s very first seaside resort.

We now have an experimental version of the Interactive CHART Scarborough Map online. This allows users to create their own media-rich trails and explore those created by others. Want to have a play…? Visit

You can read more about this exciting addition to CHART Scarborough over on the blog.