RSPB Bempton Cliffs
This amazing nature reserve is so close. Thousands of gannets nest here until October, puffins until early summer, purple sandpipers and lots more. The Yorkshire Belle sails right up under the cliffs, giving the most amazing views as you peer up at the seabirds in their nests. Sailing times are dependant on the tide;there is a short, one-hour trip up to Flamborough, and another about three hours long which goes all the way up to Filey. It is a wonderful experience, and very reasonably priced.
Bridlington Old Town
The High Street and Market Place in the Old Town are original Georgian streets, unmodernised and untouched. It was the scene for the filming of Dad's Army, still has some of the shops re-fitted in 1940's style. Every year in June it hosts a 1940's Festival, often visited by Churchill and Montgomery.
There are lots of curio shops selling quite unusual things from the past, artisan jewellers and potters and several art galleries. And because this is thirsty work, visit some of the very unusual pubs in the neighbourhood, or one of the tea shops.
The Bayley Museum is hugely interesting, as is the Priory Church, the major church in the area before dissolution.
Sewerby Hall, a large house overlooking the cliffs about twenty minutes saunter up the cliff-top path. The Land Train, which starts from outside the Leisure Centre in the centre of town, terminates there if you don't feel like walking, buy a combined ticket which includes entrance to Sewerby Hall.
Wander around the garden, visit the animal park and pettign zoo, and then take a look around the displays inside the big house.
Bridlington Spa, a wonderful Art deco building on the beach front hosts many events throughout the year, including some big name artists. It's worth keeping an eye on their calendar to see what's coming up.
There's something for everyone, from tribute bands, emerging acts and pantomime through to some of the favourite artists.
Not forgetting that it's also home to the Northern Soul Weekend at the end of June, as well. There's always a great atmosphere in Bridlington on that weekend.
There are three golf clubs in Bridlington:Bridlington Golf Course, Bridlington Bay Golf Club and Flamborough Golf Club
Burtone Agnes is the pretty little village you pass on the way through to Bridlington, with a traditional duck pond (traffic often has to stop to let them cross), and also the wonderful Burton Agnes Hall. A beautiful house with a wonderful art collection, including impressionist, textile and old family portraits.
Great cafe, interesting artisan shops and to cap it off, the undercroft of a thousand-year-old manor house, open for you to walk around.
There are events here throughout the year, usually family-oriented, such as Easter Egg hunts, Christmas Fairs and Harvest Festivals.
Well worth a visit.
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