Do you want to spend a day enjoying exploring history, rugged coastal beauty and film locations without ever leaving Bridlington? Then head out from the site of our Holiday Cottages in Bridlington for the beautiful Old Town, and take your time exploring this fascinating area.
Take the heritage trail
Once the original town of Bridlington, the Old Town was a thriving centre of trade with its Corn Exchange, market, windmills and watermills. Now this collection of beautiful and historic buildings form the heart of the picturesque Old Town heritage trail as it winds through the streets to explore the Priory Church and the Bayle Museum, plus many of the locations used in the ‘Dad’s Army’ film starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
From Agincourt to Victorian Kitchen
The Priory Church dates from 1113 and was once part of one of the most important priories in the country. It became a shrine when St. John of Bridlington was canonised in the 14th century and its importance is marked by the fact that Henry V came here to pray after his triumph in the battle of Agincourt. The church maintains a wealth of historic features and hosts one of the finest church organs in the country.
The Bayle Museum is housed in a Grade I listed building that dates from medieval times. Collections are themed by subjects like prison, the military room and the Victorian kitchen. There are plenty of interactive displays to delight all the family.
Yes, Mr Mainwaring!
In November 2014, Hollywood came to Bridlington Old Town when the St George’s Day parade sequence was filmed in the High Street. The parade was led by one time Town Crier David Hinde who is the world record holder for the loudest recorded town crier after issuing a cry of 114.8 decibels! You can follow the route of that parade and explore the other locations used in the Old Town including Jones the Butchers Shop, the Walmington on Sea Brewery and Marigolds Tea Room.
Don’t miss the cliffs
If Countryfile and Coast are more your style, then you’ll want to finish your day with a stroll along the cliff path to the Bempton Cliffs RSPB visitor centre and reserve. The fine sea air and the astonishing views from 400 feet up are the perfect way to enjoy your Bridlington holidays!