If you choose to stay in one of the many Bridlington holiday cottages on your next getaway, you’re choosing an area jam-packed with things to do for couples, families and explorers alike. In and around the stunning east coast near Bridlington and all across North Yorkshire are many historic house and landmarks that offer an interesting and insightful day out, especially in winter when the many beaches aren’t an option.
Here are three historic houses for great days out:
1. Burton Agnes Hall
Known as Yorkshire’s hidden gem, this fifteenth-century stately home has much to offer, including award-winning gardens, impressionist paintings and a packed calendar of events for families. Built between 1598 and 1610, this Elizabethan House has stayed within the same family for over 400 years. The woodland sculpture walk offers a beautiful stroll approximately a mile long. For children, take a look at the audience with Father Christmas events that run from 2-23 December.
2. Sewerby Hall
This historic country house and estate is set in fifty acres of stunning parkland and offers breathtaking views of the East coast of Yorkshire. There is something to do whatever the season, or weather! Take a land train for a spectacular cliff top ride between Sewerby and Bridlington and enjoy the dramatic scenery and coastline. Enjoy the many beautiful gardens including the walled garden, the rose garden, the woodland and the pleasure garden, featuring the Monkey Puzzle trees. Children will love the zoo, where an exciting world of animals and endangered birds awaits.
3. Kirkham Priory
Take a drive across the scenic North Yorkshire Moors and head to beautiful Kirkham Priory. This English Heritage property is located between the historic city of York and Malton. These stunning ruins are set in a wonderful riverside location, which makes it the perfect place to use the designated picnic area if you’re visiting in the summer months. There is lots to see, including newly revealed medieval floor tiles, monastic washbasins, The Gatehouse, and a curious story behind why Winston Churchill made a secret visit here.
We hope this has given you some inspiration for wonderful days out during your stay at one of our Bridlington holiday cottages. To find out more, get in touch!