Scarborough is a port city on the southern coast of the island of Tobago. Established in 1654 as the Dutch port of Lampsinburg, Scarborough is s a lively, bustling little town dominated by the 18th century Fort King George that overlooks the town.
Scarborough boasts some attractive Georgian buildings, such as the House of Assembly. The town has some good places to grab a bite and a neat public market, Scarborough Market, which sells fresh produce and clothing. Close by are the indigenous trees and shrubs of Scarborough Botanical Gardens.
The mountain-top Fort King George is worth a visit, and while some of the fort is in ruins, the well-preserved old guardhouse is now the excellent Tobago Historical Museum. Inside are fascinating displays on the history of the island (it has changed hands over 30 times over the years) as well as weapons, old maps, photographs and pre-Columbian artefacts. There is also a fine-arts centre within the fort.