With a coastal history that can be traced back to the Roman period, a quintessential old town which is the backdrop of period movies and award-winning beaches, it is time to give this golden Yorkshire seaside a chance. You might just be surprised by its historical beauty! Browse and filter over 300 accommodation options available in this timeless destination, to find the property which is perfect for you. Whether you want a beachfront bed and breakfast with a view of the North Sea, or you would instead immerse yourself in art and culture in a beautiful townhouse in Bridlington's Old Town, you can secure your dream accommodation through TripAdvisor or Airbnb today. No matter how many guests you want to host, how many nights you want to stay, and whatever your price bracket, there is the perfect property in Bridlington which is just waiting to be secured today.
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Visit Bridlington, and step into a quaint seaside movie set!
Getting lost in Bridlington's Old Town, you may feel as though you have seen these beautiful Victorian houses, shops, and galleries already, and this is probably true, as Dad's Army fans will recognise these nostalgic streets from the film, which hit the silver screen in 2016. It is, however, unsurprising that directors chose Bridlington as the ideal setting to descend their cast and cameras upon, as the enduring architecture looks the same today, as it did when it was first built in centuries before. Though the charming Old Town is enough of a pulling factor to attract you to beautiful Bridlington, the real attraction of this coastal haven lays in its famous North and South beach.
With two golden beaches, which meet at the Harbour, the beating heart of this port town. Reserve a beachfront holiday home on Bridlington promenade which overlooks the azure North Sea, then wake up in a room with a view of the fishing boats returning with their catch of the day over their morning coffee. Why not stay in England for your beach break, and explore accommodation in Yorkshire to discover the best kept secret of God's Own County.
When to visit
We might be exaggerating if we say Yorkshire is known for its gloriously sunny weather, but that still doesn't mean you can never catch a hot day in Bridlington. For the highest chance of catching some rays, visit between late May to September, when the climate is at its warmest, however, be prepared for mass summer crowds which descend on the coast in the summer holiday time of late July and August.
How to get there
Located on the east coast of Yorkshire in the north of England, Bridlington can be reached from across the UK, by road, rail, and in some cases, by air! Around 74 trains leaving London King Cross every day reach Bridlington, one way or another, with the most popular and quickest route being 3 hours 22 minutes, including a change in Doncaster, where you hop aboard a direct train to Bridlington train station. You can visit from Manchester Piccadilly in around 3 hours, with a change in Brough. In some cases, it can be more convenient to drive to Bridlington, with the route from Glasgow taking around four and a half hours, and just under 3 hours from Birmingham.
The nearest big city is York, followed by Leeds, where you only need to leave an hour to drive to the coast. If you are flying from the furthest corners of the UK, including Belfast, Bristol or Southampton, to Leeds Bradford Airport, where you can jump on a train for the remainder of the journey, it could be worth exploring the beautiful county of Yorkshire while you are around, especially if you have travelled from afar. Take a browse at some holiday apartments in Leeds or a traditional holiday home in York where you can immerse yourself in Yorkshire's vibrant spirit before heading on to Bridlington.
If you are already holidaying on Yorkshire's east coast, you can easily visit Bridlington for a day trip, as the shore is only a half an hour drive from a holiday home in Scarborough and an hour away from a traditional bed and breakfast in Whitby.
Where to stay
With The Princess Mary Promenade, exquisite clean golden beaches, and endless fish and chips, Bridlington's North Beach is the epitome of a Great British seaside break. Reserve a room in a bed and breakfast or guesthouse along the most northern shore of Yorkshire's best-kept secret, and enjoy award-winning beaches which have been awarded prestigious titles for their cleanliness. Browse the selection of pet-friendly holiday rentals in Bridlington, then take your four-legged friend for a walk along the promenade, they will love you even more for it.
The stretch of glorious sands which run along the bottom half of the town is known as South Beach, and this area is the best place to choose a beachfront holiday home if you are visiting Bridlington for a beach escape. It doesn't matter if you are a surfer who wants to catch some North Sea waves, or if you want to try your luck sunbathing on the unspoilt sands, South Beach can accommodate all of your seaside desires. There is no better shore to plan a fun-family seaside break than right here in Bridlington, where you can relax in the knowledge that the rock pools, sands and sea are harmless, once you have braved the cold!
The Old Town
Step back in time and discover why the Old Town, really is exactly that, an Old Town. Secure a bedroom in a townhouse which is steeped in maritime history, then get out there and explore the age-old beauty of Bridlington's Old Town, beginning with the Priory Church which dates back to the 12th Century, then trace the centuries through the beautiful architecture which make up the centre. The Old Town is the ideal place to choose a self-catered holiday rental, as you can enjoy breakfast in the quintessential Marigolds Tea Room, before working up an appetite which can be fulfilled by a steak or a pasta dish in Burlington's Restaurant.
A majority of Bridlington's industry takes place right here in the heart of the town, in the Harbour. Secure a bedroom in a bed and breakfast which overlooks this commercial hub, and enjoy the view of this vibrant melting pot of hard work and seaside life. Everyone has an agenda at the Harbour, from the fishing boats to the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club, who use this Harbour as their base, so take time out to enjoy a drink in The Apollo bar alongside this very centre of this seaside town.
The striking chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head are even more than geography lovers paradise, as everybody who visits this impressive landscape can not surely help but be mesmerised by the areas beauty. With its century-old lighthouses that sit along this strikingly beautiful coastline, the turquoise North Sea and collection of rare birds who also call Flamborough home, there is no location quite as picturesque as Flamborough. Reserve a luxury holiday home in Flamborough, where you can recharge in a romantic and relaxing setting, then delve into the rich beauty of this organic utopia.
If you want to live like a local in a serene kingdom that exists just one mile from the sandy centre, then look no further than a cosy holiday cottage in Bessingby. Reserve a holiday home or cottage with a private garden among the verdant landscape which makes up this Yorkshire parish. For a slightly different feel to the seaside spirit which Bridlington is so well known for, dream away your days in this countryside setting, then visit the Strawberry Fields Carboot market before going for an afternoon walk in the park in the north of Bessingby.
What to do in Bridlington
Explore Sewerby Hall and Gardens
A building isn't given a Grade I listing for no reason, but after just a few minutes in Sewerby Hall, you will see why this Georgian country house has been crowned as a historically important site. After a complete renovation in 2013, including furniture from the Victoria and Albert museum, the hall is as exactly as magnificent today as it was in 1910. The only thing more impressive than the building, however, is the award winning gardens, which stretch over 50 acres, and are so beautiful, they have taken gold for four years in the Yorkshire in Bloom festival.
Bathe on South Beach
Renowned for its award-winning cleanliness, Bridlington's South Beach rivals that of a beach which you will find on foreign shores, on a sunny day, of course! The impressively clean sands and crystal clear North Sea water is the perfect place to holiday as a couple, a family, or as a solo surfer because whoever you travel to Bridlington with, you will be left speechless at its pristine beauty.
Visit The Bayle Museum
Learn about Bridlington's vivid's past by exploring a collection of artefacts which are exhibited in a piece of history themselves, as the Bayle Museum is 12th Century when reports suggest it was used as a gatehouse alongside a wooden palisade castle. The extensive history of this location is undeniable as you wander through the museum, meaning the building itself would be worth a visit in itself!
Take in the views from Flamborough Head
As the highest chalk cliffs in Great Britain, it is unsurprising that so many visitors choose to take in the dramatic views from Flamborough Head. Don't leave your camera at home, as seeing the North Sea from Flamborough Head will undoubtedly leave you with countless snaps which you will want to share, so reserve a holiday rental with wifi, where can show everybody just how beautiful the Yorkshire coast can be. If you are a bird lover, then do not pass up the chance to bird-watch on Flamborough Head, where a selection of rare birds, including puffins (yes, puffins!) reside.
Eat fish and chips in Bridlington Harbour
There is no better place to tuck into a traditional British seaside dish than from Harbour Fisheries, a fish and chip shop which overlooks the Harbour, the bustling heart of Bridlington. Observe the fishing boats and yachts as they pass through the commercial hub of this port town, while you dig into the freshest local cuisine, because what is a holiday to the seaside without it?
Check out the art in Gallery Forty-Nine
For a digestible art fix which can be enjoyed come rain or shine, visit Gallery-Forty Nine. Housed in a Georgian building, this attraction offers you a slice of northern English culture by showcasing the works of Yorkshire born artist David Hockney, among many other contemporary artists.