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Scarborough home to the UK's 'most romantic walk'

A general view of the harbour in Scarborough Credit: Press Association

Scarborough has been named as home to the UK's "most romantic walk".

The seaside town beat off stiff competition from other cities such as London, Cambridge, Chester and Glasgow to win the coveted title.

It was given the accolade after being nominated by local Caroline Rhodes.

"Walk from Scarborough Sea Life centre all along the front, round the cliff, passing Scarborough Spa Theatre and end at The Clock Café for a cup of tea and the best homemade scone I have tasted.

I have done this walk many times with my husband and daughter. You get lots of beautiful views and meet nice people on the way."

– Caroline Rhodes

The contest was run by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, who asked 15,000 supporters to nominate their favourite UK town or city romantic walks.

The entries were narrowed down based on the number of nominations received and the most romantic reasons given, and put up for public vote.

Scarborough won with 28 per cent of the vote.

Jenny Wiles, Regional Director (North East and Yorkshire), Living Streets, said she was 'really pleased' to see Scarborough taking the title.

"The poll was light-hearted but we wanted to get across the simple message that by going for a walk a few times a week people can enjoy noticeable health benefits."

– Jenny Wiles, Living Streets

Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, said he is 'thrilled' the town's 'fantastic walks' have been recognised nationally.

"We faced competition from some big UK cities but I think it's thanks to our town's wonderful views and pedestrian-friendly promenades that we managed to win."

– Robert Goodwill MP