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The "Bridlington.net website aims to provide you with all the information you need to enjoy your visit to Bridlington and surrounding areas. We have information on local attractions in Bridlington, some great Bridlington places of interest as well as listings for accommodation in Bridlington whether you are looking for a Hotel, B&B, Self Catering, Holiday Cottage or Holiday Park.
The quaint cottage filled Whitby renowned for fishing and its Abbey. are within easy reach by car and well worth the visit taking in Robin Hoods Bay and maybe a trip of the Bark Endeavour.
In 1643 Queen Henrietta Maria of France landed at Bridlington with troops to support the Royalist cause in the English Civil War before going on to York, which then became her headquarters.
The East Yorkshire Coast brings you the best entertainment, events and festivals every year, ranging from sport through dance, comedy and drama to top international names in music.
On 17 August 2013, at the town's Sewerby Park, Hinde's cry was recorded at 114.8 db. Hinde appeared as the Walmington on Sea town crier in the Dads Army film 2016.
Further north of Bridlington lies the differing seaside resorts. There is Edwardian Filey only 10 miles to the north with is 4 miles of golden sands and Filey Bigg sheltering the bay.
The scenery at Flamborough and Bempton, with their white chalk cliffs and seabird colonies, is very dramatic, then gradually becomes gentler as you approach Spurn Head, passing through Barmston, Ulrome, Skipsea, Hornsea and Withernsea.
If you’re looking for a leisurely day out, how about visiting the elegant promenades of bright and breezy Bridlington? With its sandy beaches, award-winning promenades and historic harbour, this is a hidden seaside gem awash with kitsch traditional entertainment. Visit the funfair, amusements and donkey rides on the beach for a traditional British day out with seaside in spades!
After all the sight seeing, why not pop into the 60’s coffee bar for a relaxing break a bite to eat from their themed menu’s and have a coffee.
The earliest written evidence of Bridlington is in the Domesday Book. It records that "Bretlinton" was the head of the Hunthow Hundred and was held by Earl Morcar before it passed into the hands of William the Conqueror by the forfeiture. The survey also records the effect of the Harrying of the North as the annual value of the land had decreased from £32 in the time of Edward the Confessor to eight shillings (40p) at the time of the survey and comprised:
Bridlington is within the boundary of the East Yorkshire (UK Parliament constituency). The constituency is a large, mostly rural one covering the northern part of the county. It also includes the towns of Pocklington, Market Weighton and Driffield. Its size and shape correspond to the old East Yorkshire/North Wolds District that was a part of the old county of Humberside.
There are plenty of places to visit in Bridlington, local attractions such as the Spa Theatre , Sewerby Hall and Gardens and the Yorkshire Belle, areas of natural interest and beauty such a Bempton Cliffs or the Bridlington Harbour area.
In cricket the first team of Bridlington Cricket Club play in the York & District Senior league division 1. The club also runs three Saturday league teams and junior teams.
The town also has a Rugby Union club: Bridlington Rugby Union Football Club, who play next door to Bridlington Town A.F.C. at Dukes Park. The club field two senior men's teams, a women's team and numerous junior sections. As of the 2013/14 season, the Men's 1st XI play in Yorkshire 1. They also reached the final of the RFU National Intermediate Cup held at Twickenham on 4 May 2013, where they lost 22–30 to Brighton Blues.
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Other sports played around Bridlington include tennis and petanque.
The 2011 UK census showed that the population was split 48.2% male to 51.8% female. The religious constituency was made of 66.21% Christian, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.14% Muslim, 0.08% Hindu, 0.05% Sikh, 0.31% Other and the rest (30%) stating no religion or not stating at all. The ethnic make-up was 98.5% White British, 0.32% Mixed Ethnic, 0.15% Black British, 0.44% Chinese/Other Ethnic and 0.21% British Asian. There were 17,827 dwellings.
Bayle Gate and Bayle Museum Bayle Gate is located on the site of an old priory, and was once one of the wealthiest houses in England. Little remains of the priory, except for the 800 year old gate...
The major town of Scarborough with its all the fun of the fair, ice cream parlours and different attractions along side it beach and harbour-side lies 18 miles up the coast.
The climate is temperate with warm summers and cool, wet winters. The hottest months of the year are from June to September, with temperatures reaching an average high of 19 °C (66 °F) and falling to 12 °C (54 °F) at night. The average daytime temperature in winter is 7 °C (45 °F) during the day and 2 °C (36 °F) during the night.
As Bridlington grew, it has incorporated the deserted village of Hildersthorpe which is incorporated in the golf course.
The 2001 UK census showed that the population was split 47.4% male to 52.6% female. The religious constituency was made of 77% Christian, 0.14% Buddhist, 0.03% Jewish, 0.196% Hindu, 0.04% Sikh 0.22% Other and the rest (more than 22%) stating no religion or not stating at all. The ethnic make-up was 98.7% White, 0.43% Mixed Ethnic, 0.08% Black/Black British, 0.19% Chinese/Other Ethnic and 0.49% Asian/British Asian. There were 16,237 dwellings.
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Bridlington School is a specialist Sports and Design & Technology College for eleven- to eighteen-year-old mixed gender children. Located on Bessingby Road on the outskirts of the Town, it has a capacity of 1,244. There have been many notable past pupils. There is also Headlands School located on Sewerby Road. It caters for mixed gender children aged between eleven and eighteen years old. It has a partnership with the town's other secondary school. It has a capacity of 1,485.
The Town Council coat of arms is described as:
The Spa Bridlington is renowned for bringing in some top acts and the musicals set to hit the stages at the Spa this year are no exception. With names such as Gareth Gates, Amelia Lily and Maureen Nolan these shows are not to be missed!
Take the family on a great day out to a popular attraction like Sewerby Hall & Gardens, Bondville model village, John Bull world of rock, Hornsea Folk Museum and Withernsea Lighthouse Museum to name just a few.
The origins of the town are uncertain, but archaeological evidence shows habitation in the Bronze Age and in Roman times. The settlement at the Norman conquest was called Bretlinton, but has also gone by the names of Berlington, Brellington and Britlington, before settling on its modern name in the 19th century.
The Hull to Scarborough railway line divides the town from south west to north east and marks where the Old Town begins to the north of the line. The Old Town has some retail businesses and the Industrial Estates as well as large residential areas. To the south of the line is where the tourist attractions lie, as well as holiday accommodation and some residential areas. As the town has grown, it has incorporated the village of Hildersthorpe.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas Centre at Flamborough is a great family gateway to learning about what lives above and below the waves. Get top tips for rock-pooling and seashore exploring nearby, and find out the latest information on sightings of dolphins, porpoises and whales all along the coast.
Bridlington is a coastal town and civil parish on the Holderness Coast of the North Sea, situated in the unitary authority and ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire approximately 24 miles (39 km) north of Hull. The Gypsey Race river runs through the town and emerges into the North Sea in the town harbour. In the 2011 Census the population of the parish was 35,369.
The town is twinned with Millau in France and Bad Salzuflen in Germany. The twinning arrangement dates back to 1991 and the French and German towns are also twinned with one another. Visits from the twin towns occur every two years, with the Bridlington visits to the twin towns occurring in the alternate years.
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David Hinde, who lives in the nearby village of Bempton, was appointed in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year of 2012 by the Bridlington Town Council as the first Town Crier since 1901. On the 17th of August 2013, at the town’s Sewerby Park, Hinde’s cry was recorded at a massive 114.8 db.
The real star of the 2016 Dad's Army film, Bridlington Old Town is a charming pocket of Yorkshire - full, on the one hand of fascinating architecture and cultural history and other the other with new, modern shops and stylish galleries. It is well worth taking the time to visit.
Four land trains run in Bridlington: the Yorkshire Rose, Yorkshire Lass and Yorkshire Lad and the Spalight Express. Two trains run on the North Promenade between Leisure World and Sewerby Hall and Gardens linking Bridlington town centre with the summer car parks. One Land Train runs on the South Promenade linking Bridlington town centre to the park and ride and South Cliff Caravan Park. In the 1970s and 1980s there were two trains – the Burlington Bertie and Bridlington Belle.
Those who love the great outdoors will enjoy the East Yorkshire’s many coastal walks and cycle routes. For slightly cosier pleasures, Bridlington offers theatres, cinema, bowling – and even the opportunity to make your own stick of that classic seaside treat, rock!
Bridlington Hockey Club have been in existence for over 100 years and currently play their home matches at Bridlington Astro Centre on Bessingby Road. The club currently fields two ladies sides and a junior development section for girls and boys. An annual hockey festival is run by the club, with both men's and women's tournaments. A new format has been added to the festival for 2014, with the opportunity for players to also play mixed matches (men & women together).