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Bridlington, East Riding, Yorkshire, YO15 3QB
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A foodie’s guide to Bridlington

Yorkshire has built a reputation as a foodie destination in recent years, thanks to the ongoing popularity of traditional foods such as parkin, Wensleydale cheese, liquorice and – of course – Yorkshire puddings. Bridlington holidays are a chance to try out these local delicacies, as well as a host of British seaside classics such as fish and chips, whelks, fresh crab and ice cream parlours. Here are some of our top picks for a foodie trip to Bridlington… 1. Fresh seafood The Old Town Esplanade is lined with seafood stalls and restaurants, where you can sample the catch of the day, as well as seasonal staples such as mussels, crabs and scallops. If you are staying in Bridlington holiday cottages, you will have the freedom to cook your own meals, so stock up on fresh shellfish and experiment at your leisure. 2. Indulge your sweet tooth Bridlington is packed full of cafes and tea houses where you can indulge your sweet tooth with a thick slice of buttered parkin, a tall stack of pikelets, or […]

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Set sail for the 2019 Bridlington Regatta

This year the famous Royal Yorkshire Regatta sets sail for a week of events both onshore and afloat from the 3rd to the 10th of August. Situated just a 10-minute drive from the harbour, Bridlington Holiday Cottages are a great base from which to enjoy the event. Bridlington bay is widely regarded as the best on the whole of the east coast for sailboat racing. Visitors and sailing enthusiasts alike flock to the East Yorkshire resort for seven days of action upon the water as well as activities and events ashore. A royal regatta Not many people realise that Bridlington is home to a famous royal sailing club which is steeped in history. Situated atop the western end of the harbour, the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club was established in 1847. The club’s patronage began with Queen Victoria and continues with the Duke of Edinburgh who visited in 1997 to mark the association’s 150th anniversary. The 2019 Bridlington Regatta is the 162nd staging of the event. Few sailing clubs can boast a week-long regatta these days […]

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Our favourite dog walking spots in Bridlington

What would your dog’s ideal holiday involve? Probably huge stretches of soft sand, with a gently lapping shoreline to dip their paws in. Or an epic coastal hike full of all sorts of caves and crevices just waiting to explore. Then, after a long day of exploring the countryside, a cosy cottage where they can curl up beside a toasty radiator. Bridlington holidays are perfect for dog lovers and their canine friends. And our Bridlington Holiday Cottages offer a comfy base which is just a stone’s throw from some of the area’s best dog walking spots. Here are just a few of our favourite places… 1. Bridlington Beach Our holiday cottages are just a short walk away from the vibrant Bridlington Beach, with its calm waters, golden sand, and vintage promenade. If your dog loves the water, this is a great place for a swim or a stroll through the surf. Just watch out for stingrays – on sunny days they’ve been known to drift close to the shore for a spot of sunbathing! 2. […]

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A Nature Lover’s Guide to Bridlington

Squeezed between chalky white hills and rolling farmland you’ll find the beautiful town of Bridlington, a seaside escape awash with elegant promenades and historic attractions, where you’ll find a rich cauldron of natural wonder and its own slice of sandy Yorkshire coastline. While you may feel the need to visit and experience the buzz and good cheer of Bridlington’s energetic old town, it’s always worth taking a day or two to explore the rich natural landscape that surrounds and epitomises Bridlington holidays. RSPB Bempton Cliffs A short journey away from the many holiday cottages in Bridlington are the RSPB Bempton Cliffs; a nature reserve teeming with provincial wildlife and known for the many seabirds that gather along the chalky white cliffs. It’s said around half a million seabirds congregate upon Bempton Cliffs between the months of March and October – peak season for bird watchers and anyone who appreciates the quirks of British wildlife. Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park If you prefer something a little more hands-on, indulge yourself in a jaunt to […]

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Take birdwatching up a level at Bridlington

One of the lovely things about Bridlington is that there’s an abundance of ornithological action to be taken in. Our coastal location means that we get to see seabirds as well as those who prefer to keep their wings inland. Bridlington Holiday Cottages are the perfect base for birdwatching beginners, as well as the serious ornithologist looking for something a bit different. Here are a few of our favourite bird watching sites where we think you’ll get an experience like no other. 1) Spot the Purple Sandpiper at Bridlington Harbour Purple Sandpipers aren’t usually spotted on the east coast. They’re most commonly seen in north-west Scotland, and in Cornwall. With less than 300 breeding pairs left, they’re becoming quite a spot. Your best chance of seeing them is in the winter months when they hop around on the harbour walls. They can be quite tame, so it’s not too difficult to get a good photograph. 2) RSPB Bempton Cliffs This wouldn’t be a guide to birding if we didn’t mention the famous RSPB site at […]

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Three great day trips from Bridlington

Bridlington is a beautiful seaside town with many things to do see and enjoy – whether you’re a couple, a family or you’re just with a group of friends. But Bridlington holidays don’t have to be confined to the town alone. The East Yorkshire coast has so much to offer that if the urge to explore takes hold, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Bridlington Holiday Cottages has three favourite locations that you’ll be so happy you visited! Scarborough With its traditional seafront, beach huts and sweeping beach, Scarborough remains a popular holiday destination. As well as the beach, there’s plenty to do for all the family. Peasholme Park has a boating lake and a pirate-themed golf course. There’s also an indoor swimming pool in Scarborough and lots of amusement arcades. On the edge of town is the Sealife Centre, which is well worth a visit. In the evening, there’s a vast choice of theatre shows, plays and musicals to choose from, as well as many pubs and restaurants. The fun never ends in this popular […]

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Off the beaten path: quirky attractions to visit during your holiday in bridlington

A trip to Bridlington truly offers it all – a dose of healthy sea air, the chance to reconnect with nature, and the opportunity to sample delicious seafood while embracing the local history. If you’re looking for some unusual activities to top off your visit, however, we’ve compiled a few of the must-see locations. Bondville Model Village You can’t go wrong with a trip to see these delightful miniature towns and neighbourhoods, which are just a stone’s throw away from our range of Bridlington holiday cottages. Both adults and children will be thrilled to witness the running train and the moving ships in a perfectly recreated sea and port. Afterwards, you can explore castles with dozens of looming turrets, or take a look at intricate details like a miniature brass band set up on the village pavilion. There’s an on-site restaurant for easy dining, but you can also opt for a picnic lunch with an array of accessible outdoor tables. The Richard Burton Art Centre Yorkshire is famed for its stunning scenery, which has inspired […]

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Bridlington: Oh, I do like to be beside the sea

There’s nothing quite like waking up, drawing your curtains and seeing vast landscape, sweeping skies and never-ending coastlines. Whether you’re looking for picturesque scenery and rich history, or endless walks, extensive wildlife and bird watching, Bridlington Holiday Cottages can provide the perfect escape. Here are five reasons to book your stay today: Landscape and sights Hidden in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, Bridlington Holiday Cottages are set on a sleepy country lane next to Carnaby Covert – just a short distance from the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds and the breathtaking East Yorkshire coastline. Nature and wildlife The site is neighbour to a small wildlife and bird of prey centre: RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve. Home to around half a million seabirds between March and October, it’s the perfect place to see these beautiful birds gather to raise their families on the towering chalk cliffs overlooking the North Sea. Activities and adventure During your stay, take long walks along the many safe-marked beaches and extensive cycle routes and explore your surroundings. After a morning walking the beaches, why not […]

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Where to go puffin spotting in Bridlington

With sweeps of dramatic coastline, rolling hills, and historical, quintessential architecture, Bridlington is one of Yorkshire’s must-visit holiday destinations. Bridlington is also home to vast amounts of wildlife, in particular birds. The RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs is just one of the areas you can make use of your binoculars and try to spot the half a million seabirds soaring overhead. And from April to August every year, you can see puffins! Here are some of the best ways to spot puffins on your next Bridlington holiday: Bempton Cliffs viewing platforms The RSPB’s six seabird viewing platforms are the perfect way to observe the puffins nesting in the cliffs, without being intrusive. 4,000 pairs of puffins return to the cliffs each year to breed. If you want to see the baby puffins, make sure you visit between May and early July. The adults regularly bring their chicks fish plucked straight from the North Sea. With nearby parking and wheelchair access, the platforms are one of the best ways for the whole family to enjoy these […]

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Why Bridlington is the perfect family holiday destination

Kids love a good adventure and Bridlington is the perfect holiday destination for fun and memorable trips. There are many activities available for children that parents will also enjoy which means there’ll be lots of family quality time. Here are some of the best family-friendly places to visit in Bridlington: Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park All the animals at the park have been rescued, so by visiting you not only have a wonderful day out but also contribute to helping rescued animals. There are several fun activities throughout the day available for kids, one of which is getting to hold some of the small animals. Bird watching at RSPB Bempton Cliffs Not only is RSPB Bempton Cliffs a breathtaking place to visit, but it is full of wildlife. In fact, hundreds of thousands of birds flock to this area during the spring and summer months. Doing a little research on the species that you can find there makes it even more interesting for kids as they try to spot each species they read […]

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