Bridlington is one of the best seaside resorts in Britain.
So what has Bridlington got to offer visitors?
Beaches - Bridlington has miles of award winning beaches, always in the UK’s top 10. The North Beach – Blue Flag awarded again 2012, The South Beach – Resort Seaside Award. So you know that you will be guaranteed top water quality, cleanliness and seafront service.
Also for those relaxing hours on the beach you will have sand that is 2nd best in Britain for sandcastle building and sculpting.
The Victorian Harbour – The harbour is the focal point of the sea front. It is a working harbour with many fishing boats frequenting it and fishermen repairing their lobster pots. These boats share the harbour with yachts and sailing boats, leisure craft and cruisers which go in and out all day long.
There are plenty of leisure cruises available with trips on the Jolly Roger. The Yorkshire Belle offers 1hr or 2hr day cruises or evening cruises. Why not book a fishing trip. For those who prefer life at a faster pace why not take a thrilling speedboat ride across Bridlington Bay.
Wonderful views of the sea front and beaches can be seen from the harbour wall. The harbour is a bustling place with a variety of food stalls and gift shops.
The Promenade – enjoy a leisurely stroll along the prom taking in all the sights of the glorious beaches and fabulous scenery, or stop in the beautiful seated gardens along the sea front to enjoy the vista.
If you feel tired take a ride on the seafront Land Train. Stop off and try one of the many amusement rides or arcades. If we suffer from liquid sunshine why not visit - The Forum Cinema – 3 screens showing the latest movies, The Forum Bowling Alley – 10 lanes for conventional bowling or why not go for a session of Disco Bowling - all lanes have special effects lighting. www.noblecorp.co.ukLeisure World – There are three pools including a Fun Pool with waves, slides, rain storm effect and water features, Training Pool and a Learner Pool. Health studio with sauna, steam room and sun beds. Check what’s on at www.bridlington-leisureworld.co.uk
The Spa Theatre & Royal Hall – In the stunning Spa Royal Hall or the Edwardian Spa Theatre you can enjoy many famous names. The Spa is renowned for top quality entertainment for all the family, from dancing to comedy theatre, drama to variety, rock music to the British Open Darts Championships, there is something for everyone. Check what’s on at www.bridlington-spa.co.uk
The Promenade Shopping Centre – indoor shopping centre with a range of local and national high street shops.
Bridlington Harbour Heritage Museum - Photographs, harbour history, video presentation and art gallery.
Lifeboat Station - Free admission and a good opportunity to make a donation or buy a few gifts to take home, as all the money goes to the funding of the lifeboat.
Coast Guard Station - Situated at the far end of the North Beach and open to visitors.
Historic Old Town – The old town still has a traditional feel about it. It features in ITV’s ‘The Royal’ as the town of Elsinby. It has antique & specialist shops and many traditional pubs. The main feature of the Old Town is the 12th Century Bridlington Priory. The Priory was once the largest and wealthiest in the county and was visited by many Kings and Queens. The Bayle Gatehouse Museum was built as the gateway to the Priory. The Priory Gatehouse formerly a prison - is now the Bayle Museum with displays of famous people connected with Bridlington, local social history, Green Howard Military History, agricultural objects, photographs, medieval manuscripts and much more. www.bayle.bridlington.net
Bridlington Golf Club – Flat parkland course with sea views excellent greens with ponds ditches bunkers and trees. 18 holes 6638 yards Par 72 www.bridlingtongolfclub.co.uk
Bridlington Links Golf Course – Links course on cliff top with spectacular views over Bridlington Bay. 18 holes 6719 yards Par 72 9-hole course par 29. Driving range and Golf Academy. www.bridlington-links.co.uk
Hallowkiln Paintball – an action packed ½ day or full day package. Paintballing is totally action packed, full of trepidation, fear and excitement. www.bridpaintball.co.uk
British Skysports Parachute Centre – Experience the thrill of a lifetime of freefall and skydiving. If you don't want to jump on your own first time, or want the thrill of freefalling from 10,000ft at 120mph straight away, then a Tandem could be the choice for you www.britishskysports.co.uk
British Diver.com - Bridlington Bay is a wreck divers dream, with many shipwrecks from both World Wars. Depths vary from a few metres for the Scenic dives around the south side of Flamborough Head, to over 60 metres for some of the offshore wrecks. www.britishdiver.com
THE HERITAGE COAST - walk on the cliff top or cycle down the coast all the time taking in the amazing scenery. The scenery is dramatically different - white craggy chalk cliffs with crashing waves pounding at their feet are interspersed by calm, sheltered coves. Caves, arches and stacks have been carved out of the cliffs by the constant pounding of the great North Sea, adding to the spectacle of this coastline, and bird reserves protect thousands of seabirds which nest along this stretch of coast.
SOUTH OF BRIDLINGTON
John Bull World of Rock with demonstrations of rock making. Make your own chocolate lolly or roll your own stick of personalised rock. www.john-bull-confectioners.co.uk
Park Rose Pottery offers a wide range of fashionable designs. See the pottery being made and visit the discount pottery shop.
Park Rose Owl Sanctuary is set in 3.5 acres of natural woodland. Home to a variety of owls and birds of prey. Flying displays, Falconry courses and the Koi aquatic centre.
Hornsea Freeport Village the perfect place for your retail therapy.
Hornsea Mere Yorkshire's largest freshwater lake and RSPB reserve
Burton Agnes Hall – a magnificent Elizabethan house filled with treasures accumulated over four centuries and gardens with over 2,000 plants and a maze. www.burton-agnes.co.uk
Cruckley Animal Farm Around 50 varieties of pigs, cows, oxen, sheep, horses, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, ornamental waterfowl and miscellaneous farm cats and dogs. Visit the children's paddock with small hand reared animals including pygmy goats. With a bag of food from the shop in your hand its amazing how quickly you can make friends! www.cruckley.co.uk
Burton Constable Hall a large Elizabethan mansion set in 300 acres of parkland landscaped by ‘Capability´ Brown with nearly 30 rooms open to the public. www.burtonconstable.com
Fort Paull – Napoleonic Fortress with exhibits and displays covering the 500 year existence of the Fort. Spectacular historical scenes are to be discovered in the underground labyrinths of old Magazine stores, tunnels and passages leading to Paull’s Fortress Vaults, military hospital and apothecary, gun and bomb stores, WRNS, and radio bases. www.fortpaull.com
Hull City Centre Hull has it all. One of the UK's biggest and best retail centres, a dozen top tourist attractions and a buzzing nightlife are among the many reasons why more and more people are making this their first choice for shopping, leisure and entertainment. Historic Old Town and stunning waterfront. www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums
The Deep Discover the story of the world's oceans on a dramatic journey back in time and into the future! Wonder at the tank containing 2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt. See 14 species of shark, huge marine dinosaurs, Moray Eels, Rays and hundreds of other stunning sea creatures. Witness the waters of the world from the world's only underwater lift and Europe's deepest viewing tunnel! Learn of the history of the seas and the threats they now face. www.thedeep.co.uk
NORTH OF BRIDLINGTON
Bondville Miniature Village – The finest model village in the country. A masterpiece in landscape which has been met with international acclaim. 1 acre site with over a thousand handmade character figures.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens – Situated on a dramatic cliff-top position, Sewerby Hall and Gardens form the gateway to the Flamborough Heritage Coast. Perfect for a family day out. There’s the Hall with the magnificent Orangery and the world famous Amy Johnson collection, the Gardens 50 acres of parkland with woodland walks, stunning formal and walled gardens, The Children’s Zoo with playful monkeys, pygmy goats, llamas and penguins among others, The Adventure Playground, pitch & putt golf course and putting green, a bowling green, The Clock Tower Tea Rooms, Picnic Areas www.eastriding.gov.uk/sewerby
Flamborough Castle was a medieval fortified manor house. Now only surrounded by earthworks, the three remaining walls of the tower stand to first floor level.
Flamborough Head is one of the most prominent features on the East Coast of England. Jutting out miles into the North Sea.
Danes Dyke consists of prehistoric earthworks and woodland that runs 2½ miles across Flamborough Head, from Catnab Cliff on the far north of the Headland to Danes Dyke beach on the south side.
North Landing a picturesque bay of great importance for its geology, flora, marine and bird communities. Very popular for many recreational activities, bathing, diving, canoeing, angling, walking, bird watching and boat trips. View its distinctive chalk cliffs which are sculpted into caves and stacks, which are a feature of the site.
South Landing The heritage trail goes along the side of the ravine, across a footbridge and along the other side of the ravine. This leads to a viewing point on the cliff top which gives magnificent views along the coastline and out to sea. There are steps near the viewing point which lead down to the beach where fossils can be found, some more common than others.
Selwicks Bay & The Lighthouse The Lighthouse sits on almost the most easterly tip of Flamborough Head. The lighthouse has excellent guided tours, unforgettable views and is a popular spot with birdwatchers. The bay it overlooks is known as Selwicks (or Silex) bay. The beach is sand / gravel and at low tide a long stretch of chalk platform is exposed containing lots of rock pools. On either side, caves, blowholes and wave cut platforms are exposed and present endless possibilities for exploring. Further back from the coast is the old Beacon light tower, dating from circa 1674, and the only known example in England.
Bempton Cliffs RSPB Reserve – Bempton Cliffs is the best place in England to see seabirds. More than 200,000 birds nest on the cliffs, including gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars and kittiwakes. Five safe viewing areas are situated along 3 miles of chalk cliffs - many just two minutes walk from the visitor centre and car park. A great day out for families!
Scarborough Safe beaches and many attractions, including the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. Sea Life Centre is one of the main attractions. The ruined Norman castle on the headland stands 150 feet above the harbour; it is open to visitors and provides splendid views over the bay.
Robin Hood's Bay Situated in the dramatic and rugged scenery of the North Yorkshire coastline is probably one of the most picturesque fishing villages in the country. The village is set amongst a network of steeply sloping streets, steps and alleyways and retains a strong historic link with the sea, reminiscent of days gone by with fishermen in small boats and smugglers dodging the excise men.
Whitby Maritime town, fishing port and seafarer’s haven, unspoilt, bursting with character and quite unique. Visit Whitby Abbey, Captain Cook Memorial Museum, from Whitby you can explore the North Yorkshire Moors / Dales and have a ride on the steam railway.
WEST OF BRIDLINGTON
Sledmere House one of Yorkshires premier Stately Homes. The Gardens include a beautiful 18th century walled Rose Garden added to this are the acres of open parkland and woodland. The house interior with its magnificent staircase hall, leads the way to splendid collections of furnishings in the Chippendale, French and Adam styles. www.sledmerehouse.com
Burnby Gardens With more than 100 varieties are home to the largest and highest quality displays of Hardy Water Lilies to be seen in a natural setting anywhere in the world. The two lakes that contain the lilies are set in eight acres of beautiful gardens - including rock gardens, a natural shrubbery, formal beds, the Secret Garden, a Victorian Garden and many other attractions. www.burnbyhallgardens.com
Flamingo Land - The UK's only Theme Park, Zoo and Holiday Park all on one site. Flamingo Land is one of the UK's leading tourist attractions. You'll be amazed at the fantastic kinds of animal life at Flamingo Land. From the most powerful and fierce to the most rare and endangered species. www.flamingoland.co.uk
Eden Camp – the world's only Modern History Theme Museum. The Camp was originally a Prisoner of War Camp and the buildings have been kept in their original state with the Museum constructed inside them. The huts have been re-equipped to tell the story of The People's War, the social history of life in Britain from 1939 to 1945. Realistic tableaux, with moving figures, authentic sounds and smells have been created to "transport you back in time". Eden Camp is a Museum with a difference, it is historical, exciting and appeals to all ages and genders! www.edencamp.co.uk
Wolds Way Lavender enjoy the gardens, learn about lavenders, visit the gift shop and Herb and Plant shop. A leisurely stroll around the site reveals the amazing differences between one variety of lavender and another. Plenty of seating is available, enabling the sights and fragrant smells to be absorbed at a relaxing pace. The 12-acre site, it is currently planted with over 5 acres of lavender ranging from rich hues of purple to purest white. www.woldswaylavender.co.uk
Jorvik: The Viking City Explore York’s Viking history on the very site where archaeologists uncovered remains of the Viking-Age City of ‘Jorvik’. Jorvik takes visitors through a reconstruction of the actual Viking-Age streets which stood here 1000 years ago. www.vikingjorvik.com
National Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in the world, responsible for the conservation and interpretation of the British national collection of historically significant railway vehicles and other artefacts. The Museum contains an unrivalled collection of locomotives, rolling stock, railway equipment, documents and records. www.nrm.org.uk
Castle Museum the original story of everyday life. Experience life as a Victorian. Walk down cobbled streets and peer through windows of shops long gone. Take a journey through four hundred years of life in Britain, from parlours to prisons, marriages to the mill house. Discover a city at war and stumble into an underworld of highwaymen. www.york.castle.museum
York Dungeon Step back in time for a journey back to the darker sides of York's history. The plague-ravaged streets of 14th century, the Black Death, confront the ranks of the Lost Roman Legion, join Guy Fawkes and more.
York Minster is one of Europe's largest and finest Gothic cathedrals. Second in importance only to Canterbury, York has one of the Church of England's two Archbishops. Its importance reflects the history of the city of York itself; once the Roman city and fortress of Eboracum. www.yorkminster.org
York City Walls York has more miles of intact city walls than anywhere else in England, and some sections of the walls date back to Roman times. The three main gateways into the old city stand at Bootham Bar, Monk Bar, Walmgate Bar and Micklegate Bar.