Scarborough is the largest seaside resort on the North Yorkshire coast. Visitors were first attracted by the healing properties of the local water and the development of the railways was a major growth factor. The iconic Grade II listed Grand Hotel dates from the Victorian heyday. The city remains popular and there are plenty of rooms and deals throughout the year. All kinds of accommodation are on offer from luxury and 4 star hotels with a range of facilities such as spas and swimming pools, to budget hotels, good value B&Bs and rooms in guesthouses. Popular city centre hotels are the Cumberland, Windmill, Gresham, Ivanhoe and Chatsworth. The best hotel positions are overlooking either of the two bays which are separated by a promontory on which stands Scarborough Castle. Many hotels accept pets usually for a small charge. Those who prefer self-catering have a wide choice of apartments and cottages. Outside the city centre it is a popular area for caravans and camping especially at Cayton Bay which is also the site of a Hoseasons Holiday Park. Booking is easily done on-line for the best offers.