Bridlington Travel Guide

  • Gannets: intimate moments within pairs
    Gannets: intimate moments within pairs
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  • Part of Bridlington seafront
    Part of Bridlington seafront
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  • Pirate Ship excursions from Bridlington
    Pirate Ship excursions from Bridlington
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Bridlington Things to Do

  • Sewerby Hall

    The hall has a cliff top position on the coast to the north of the town on the way to Flamborough and the views over Bridlington Bay are wonderful. It stands in 50 acres of parkland and the house is used for craft fairs, exhibitions and art displays. The hall has been refurbished to the state it would have been in in 1910 and this is a miniature...

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  • Living Seas Centre

    This is a small establishment dedicated to showing the North Sea and what is in the sea, around the Flamborough area. It is fascinating to learn about the birds that populate this area and the sea life around Flamborough.There are talks and also walks from here with a ranger to expand on what is shown in the centre. Light refreshments and toilets...

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  • Visit RSPB Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve

    About 6 miles north of Bridlington on the other side of Flamborough Head is the village of Bempton and beyond, via a single lane road, is the RSPB nature reserve of Bempton Cliffs. These are impressive chalk cliffs facing the North Sea that are alive with birds.You can enjoy watching the birds wheeling around and returning to their nests perched...

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  • Flamborough lighthouse

    On the coast on Flamborough Head is a large white lighthouse that has limited opening. Quite a long climb to the top ( not possible for the elderly or disabled) there are good views over the area and out to sea. There is a mapping system that shows every vessel off the headland and a film show showing the history of lighthouses.The lighthouse was...

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  • Where movies are made

    Most people would never know that TV programmes and movies are made in Bridlington. Heartbeat and The Royal were both filmed here , some period dramas and antique based TV programmes are made here. Filming takes place in the hsitoric High Street or around the Bayle Gate.The most recent movie to be made in late 2014 was Dads Army staring Toby Jones...

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  • The Old Town

    Many visitors to Bridlington never visit the Old Town or those with a dislike of the resort fail to visit because they do not know this part of town exists.It is situated at the nothern end of the town and runs between the Priory Church and Market Place - this is Englands most complete Georgian High Street.It is a street of small cafes or tea...

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  • Leisure World

    Leisure World is on the north bay and has three indoor pools and wave machines. Also used for parties and other sports events.CLOSED THROUGH 2015 FOR REBUILDING WORK AND IMPROVEMENTS

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  • Bayle Gate and museum

    The Bayle is basically a gate house for the Priory Church and it dates from the 14th century. In 1388 the Bayle was given defensive fortifications and these changes also gave the building a courthouse where the Prior of Bridlington held a court here every 3 years. Minor criminals were jailed here.In 1537/8 Bridlington Priory was almost completely...

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  • Bridlington Old Town

    Bridlington old town was the original Bridlington. A part of Bridlington that many visitors don't know about and apparently the locals only visit for the Christmas and other festivals - this is considered to contain one of the best preserved Georgian streets in the country.I finally got to visit this area at Easter 2015, and I was so pleased that I...

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  • The Harbour

    The harbour is a busy working area, where trawlers land their catches to be auctioned and sold to local restaurants and Fish and Chip shops in the town, locality and further afield. Bridlington is famed for its shell fish, much of which is exported to France and Spain. Lobster and crab pots lined up on the quay offer photogenic opportunities, along...

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  • Spa Gardens

    The gardens opposite the Spa are a pleasant place to sit and watch the world go by and have recently had a £20M makeover. The gardens have a modern feel and feature art screens that are four-metres wide and two-metres high. Each panel is made up of two layers of glass laminated together with an image both inside and outside the laminate.The panels...

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  • Bridlington Harbour Museum

    Located on Bridlington's historic harbour side of the Harbour Heritage Museum and is operated by the Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society (BSCPS). The main exhibit is the sailing coble 'Three Brothers' built in 1912 which is moored in the harbour. The museum includes photographs, harbour history models, diorama of fishing techniques,...

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  • RSPB Bempton for birdwatching

    There is a RSPB reserve close to Scarborough at Bempton to the south of the town. Between April and August you can see guillemots, kittiwakes and puffins as you enjoy the wonderful cliff top views. There are 200,000 birds here.The nearest viewing point is accesable be wheelchair but other viewpoints are a problem.It is all free apart from the car...

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  • Flamborough Head

    Stand on the promenade and look to the north and the giant white cliffs and this is Flamborough Head. It is a promontory of 8 miles and is a chalk headland, with sheer white cliffs.The headland is Britain's only northern chalk sea cliff. The cliff top has two standing lighthouse towers, the first dating to 1669 and Flamborough Head Lighthouse built...

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  • Sledmere House

    Sledmere is a Georgian House – and it is also an Edwardian House. Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd baronet, rebuilt and redecorated the house in the 1790s, but in 1911 it was almost completely destroyed by fire. Fortunately most of the contents were rescued and they can still be seen on view today. It is worth a visit just to see the splendour of Joseph...

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Bridlington Restaurants

  • At Thornwick Bay

    The only place to eat or drink at Thornwick Bay and this little cafe has been with the same owner for over 40 years.It is only open in the season but open for 7 days a week through the season. There is seating inside and out and the views from the cafe are stunning.Rather old fashioned but clean and there is a wide variety of food from snacks to...

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  • On the Hull road

    A large pub restaurant south of the town on the A165 towards Hull. This was recently revamped (2013) and has improved gardens with pleasant outside dining and a more traditional interior with the emphasis on wood panelling and wooden floors. The food emphasis is chicken based (although other traditional English foods such as steak and kidney pie,...

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  • Best place to eat in Brildington

    I was looking for a place to eat in Bridlington and was recommended a restaurant called the Funny Onion. I found it about 200 yards back from the spa, towards the coach park. The food is mainly a steakhouse, so steaks, ribs, burgers etc. The food was brilliant – really excellent meat. It does advertise it as local and homemade, but most places say...

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  • Do not go

    A number of weeks before the event, I booked a party of 21 into The Old Forge for Sunday lunch for the occasion of a 70th birthday party. The guests were all elderly and were travelling from many points throughout the north of England. To help the restaurant we obtained their choices from the menu in advance and supplied these to the restaurant....

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  • The best station cafe anywhere

    A visit to the Station Buffet is worthwhile even if you are not travelling by train. I stopped by on my way home on the train recently when I was a little early for the train. A real find - just like stepping back to the 1950s with a real station buffet from a bygone era feel about it. You could expect the two main characters from Brief Encounter...

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  • A Warm Welcome

    Nestled just off the cliff top walk in Sewerby the Forge always has a warm welcome. Brilliant for little ones there is a collection of toys and books and mini table and chairs.There is achanging mat/table in the loos and even spare nappies and wipes.Very busy at weekend lunch times - book if you would be really stuck otherwise, the place is...

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Bridlington Transportation

  • East Yorkshire Round Robin

    If you want to explore from Bridlington this ticket offers good value. After 08.45 unlimited travel on a round journey -Bridlington - Scarborough - York - Selby - Hull - Bridlington ( or reverse). 1 day £23.70, railcard £15.65, child £11.85. Ask at Bridlington station or see website.(2016 prices)

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  • North Country Rover

    This is an excellent value ticket that allows unlimited travel across the north of England for any 4 days in an 8 day period. Bounded by Preston - Oxenholme - Carlisle - Morcambe - Windermere - Whitehaven - Blackburn - Hebden Bridge - Bradford - Leeds - Selby - Hull - Burnley - Colne - Harrogate - York - Ilkley - Skipton - Scarborough - Darlington...

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  • North Country Rover

    This is an excellent value ticket that allows unlimited travel across the north of England for any 4 days in an 8 day period.Bounded by Preston - Oxenholme - Carlisle - Morcambe - Windermere - Whitehaven - Blackburn - Hebden Bridge - Bradford - Leeds - Selby - Hull - Burnley - Colne - Harrogate - York - Ilkley - Skipton - Scarborough - Darlington -...

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Bridlington Shopping

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    Strawberry Fields Carboot and Market: Yorkshires largest market

    by Britannia2 Written May 9, 2014

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    There are hundreds of stalls at Bridlington's Strawberry Fields market and carboot which is open every Thursday and Bank Holiday from March to October. From June also on Tuesdays.
    There is parking for 2000 cars , toilet facilities and a large selection of food outlets.

    Strawberry Fields, Bridlington

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Bridlington Warnings and Dangers

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    Seagulls

    by Britannia2 Written Sep 4, 2014

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    There are thousands of seagulls in Bridlington and they nest high in old buildings or around the harbour and promenades.
    The seagulls are dangerous because they swoop down on people eating take away food - this can put the person carrying the food in danger because of the speed of the bird. Therefore do not encourage this by feeding the seagulls.

    Warning notice Seagulls are everywhere

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Bridlington Off The Beaten Path

  • Southburn Archaelogical Museum

    A specialist museum devoted to artefects from Neolithic times through the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Viking and Medieval periods.On display there are stone axes and flint tools, jewellery worn by people of those periods and some interesting pottery.There are also craft displays using a loom for weaving chain mail making and corn...

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  • Rudston

    Rudston lies to the east of Bridlington and is famous because here stands , in the church yard, the UKs tallest standing stone.- the Rudstone Monolith.The stone is Moorstone Grit from the Cleveland Hills and the journey of over 40 miles to Rudston by Anglo Saxon missionaries must have been difficult but clearly Rudston was the designated resting...

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  • Driffield

    Driffield is the capital of the Wolds and lies to the south of Bridlington. It is a pleasant market town with a market and some nice places to eat and drink. The shopping is good too and the showground hosts a number of exhibitions and events through the year.The nicest part of the town is Canal Head to the south of the town centre ( see photo)....

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Bridlington General

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    Sewerby Hall and gardens is a must see. But for a cheap and pleasurable experience you can't beat a good long walk along the front and then fish and chips while sitting on the harbour watching the boats. I love the view of Bridlington bay when entering from the Scarborough road.

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  • Sea and sand

    Take a walk along the beach to orientate yourself. Finish off with a great fish and chips in the harbour.

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