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Exploring the east coast from Bridlington

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Sitting on the dramatic north east coast of England, Bridlington serves as the perfect base from which to explore. Holiday cottages in Bridlington can offer you fast an easy access to the sights of the north east, the fantastic coastline and lots of tourist attractions in the nearby area, too.

Here are three top east coast locations that are easy to explore from Bridlington:

1. Flamborough Head

Bridlington is a hotspot for great coastal walks and there are wonderful walks in the old town, too. Heading out to the lighthouse from Flamborough Head will take you along brilliant chalk coastline as it is smashed by the waves. There are two iconic lighthouses at the head – the oldest was built in 1674, on commission of Charles II.

2. Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey is one of the most celebrated sights of north Yorkshire and it is well worth as visit on your Bridlington holiday. Little over 30 miles away, the drive from Bridlington takes you into the dramatic North York Moors and along the coastal roads to this great attraction.

The 7th century monastery later became a Benedictine abbey, before being confiscated by the crown, and it is also said to have given Bram Stoker inspiration for the novel Dracula. Today, the abbey stands tall and proud atop the famous 119 Whitby steps!

3. Kilnsea Wetlands nature reserve

Heading south from Bridlington, you’ll follow the coast down to the head of Kilnsea, where there is a newly establish nature reserve. Created to provide a safe refuge for roosting waders, this is a great location for a family bird-watching outing. Enjoy walks around the park, relaxing in the Blue Bell Cafe and visiting the hide, to look out for golden plovers, knot, dunlin, and bar-tailed godwit.

Enjoying Bridlington

Bridlington itself is a wonderful location to explore on your east coast visit. Your peaceful holiday cottage will be just a few minutes walk from the seaside attractions and there is plenty to see and do. Bridlington Old Town is a fantastic place to explore with its unique art galleries and antiques shops.

To book your holiday cottage ahead of a break in Bridlington, get in touch with us today.

Photo: Whitby Abbey by micronova licensed under Creative commons 2

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