Tour de Yorkshire

Start Town: Bridlington

Bridlington

The heart of the Yorkshire Coast

Bridlington HarbourThere’s something for everyone in Bridlington, whether you want a leisurely beach break, a busy weekend of arts and culture, a spot of wildlife watching, or the latest in high tech sporting fun...

Two award-winning beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see is just one of the things that make Bridlington the perfect resort for all the family. Enjoy the good clean fun of a traditional seaside holiday: make sandcastles, paddle, tuck into fish and chips or ice cream – and all in the freshest of fresh air!

Still one of the largest shellfish ports in the country, Bridlington’s  harbour has a history stretching back to pre-Roman times – the lovely Harbour Heritage Museum has all the details.  But the thriving port isn’t just about commerce; there’s room for fun too – a trip round the bay on the famous Yorkshire Belle or the fabulous oak framed pirate ship is a must.

Dance, comedy, drama and the top names in music: The Bridlington Spa, with stunning views across Bridlington Bay and a gorgeous mix of Edwardian and Art Deco architecture and decor, brings you the best in entertainment every year, all year.

The brand new East Riding Leisure Bridlington offers the best in high tech fun and fitness. Swim, climb or cycle all under one roof – the centre offers a Splash Zone with two high speed slides and a fun area for younger children, plus a fabulous MyRide, which allows you to follow the world’s greatest cycle tracks, from canyons to mountainside to urban streetscapes.

The Augustinian Priory is a must-visit for history buffs and the Bayle Museum, housed in the Priory’s former entrance, is dedicated to the history of the town.  Bridlington Old Town, and elsewhere in the region, starred in the filming of the recent smash hit British movie Dad’s Army.

With a stunning Georgian exterior, and recently refurbished Edwardian interior, the Grade I listed Sewerby Hall is home to glorious gardens, including a rose and a walled garden, a much loved zoo featuring birds and mammals, and a nationally important exhibition about Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia.

From Sewerby Hall follow the Bridlington Big Skies Bike Ride route to Bempton Cliffs which has to be one of nature’s greatest spectacles – in spring and early summer, an estimated 200,000 seabirds, including adorable puffins, guillemots, razorbills and majestic gannets throng the towering chalk cliffs at Bempton. The RSPB reserve there has a visitor centre and runs all sorts of events from Puffin Patrols to workshops with award winning photographers.

Hugh blue skies, wide open spaces and views that have inspired some of the world’s greatest artists – the Yorkshire Wolds is the perfect holiday destination.  Explore our unspoiled landscapes on foot, by bike or car, or on horseback.  And all that fresh air will give you an appetite – good thing we have such a great selection of cafes and restaurants to choose from!

The Yorkshire Wolds route includes parts of the Way of the Roses coast2coast route between Morecambe and Bridlington. It also provides links with Historic York via Stamford Bridge.

 

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Bridlington South Beach With Land TrainThere’s something for everyone in Bridlington, whether you want a leisurely beach break, a busy weekend of arts and culture, a spot of wildlife watching, or the latest in high tech sporting fun...

Two award-winning beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see is just one of the things that make Bridlington the perfect resort for all the family. Enjoy the good clean fun of a traditional seaside holiday: make sandcastles, paddle, tuck into fish and chips or ice cream – and all in the freshest of fresh air!

Still one of the largest shellfish ports in the country, Bridlington’s harbour has a history stretching back to pre-Roman times – the lovely Harbour Heritage Museum has all the details.  But the thriving port isn’t just about commerce; there’s room for fun too – a trip round the bay on the famous Yorkshire Belle or the fabulous oak framed pirate ship is a must.

Dance, comedy, drama and the top names in music: Bridlington Spa, with stunning views across Bridlington Bay and a gorgeous mix of Edwardian and Art Deco architecture and decor, brings you the best in entertainment every year, all year.

The brand new East Riding Leisure Bridlington offers the best in high tech fun and fitness. Swim, climb or cycle all under one roof – the centre offers a Splash Zone with two high speed slides and a fun area for younger children, plus a fabulous MyRide, which allows you to follow the world’s greatest cycle tracks, from canyons to mountainside to urban streetscapes.

The Augustinian Priory is a must-visit for history buffs and the Bayle Museum, housed in the Priory’s former entrance, is dedicated to the history of the town.  Bridlington Old Town, and elsewhere in the region, starred in the filming of the recent smash hit British movie Dad’s Army.

With a stunning Georgian exterior, and recently refurbished Edwardian interior, the Grade I listed Sewerby Hall is home to glorious gardens, including a rose and a walled garden, a much loved zoo featuring birds and mammals, and a nationally important exhibition about Amy Johnson, the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia.

From Sewerby Hall follow the Bridlington Big Skies Bike Ride route to Bempton Cliffs which has to be one of nature’s greatest spectacles – in spring and early summer, an estimated 200,000 seabirds, including adorable puffins, guillemots, razorbills and majestic gannets throng the towering chalk cliffs at Bempton. The RSPB reserve there has a visitor centre and runs all sorts of events from Puffin Patrols to workshops with award winning photographers.

Hugh blue skies, wide open spaces and views that have inspired some of the world’s greatest artists – the Yorkshire Wolds is the perfect holiday destination.  Explore our unspoiled landscapes on foot, by bike or car, or on horseback.  And all that fresh air will give you an appetite – good thing we have such a great selection of cafes and restaurants to choose from!

The Yorkshire Wolds route includes parts of the Way of the Roses coast2coast route between Morecambe and Bridlington. It also provides links with Historic York via Stamford Bridge.

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