Places

Bayle Gate and Bayle Museum

Bayle Gate is located on the site of an old priory, and was once one of the wealthiest houses in England. Little remains of the priory, except for the 800 year old gate house which now houses the museum. This attraction offers a unique chance to find out about Yorkshire in the fifteenth century, and brings the long history of the town and its people vividly to life.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Built in 1714, Sewerby Hall and Gardens is a Grade I listed country house is set in 50 acres of landscaped gardens in a cliff top location. The magnificent building takes you on a tour of architecture throughout the eras, including the Amy Johnson memorabilia room. These days, the magnificent ground floor Orangery and The Swinton Room provide wonderful settings for concerts & piano recitals, meetings, art workshops and tea dances.

Bridlington Priory Church

One of the stand out pieces of architecture in and around Bridlington is most definitely the Bridlington Priory Church. Dating from 1113 AD, the Bridlington Priory Church was originally part of one of England's leading monasteries. The surviving nave of the church is now a thriving parish church with a wealth of historic features. On top of this, add in a shop, a coffee machine, a warm welcome and free entry, and I'm sure you will agree that Bridlington Priory is well worth a visit.

Coastal history

A few miles away from the town, Burton Agnes Hall has become famous for its splendid Jacobean gate house with wondrously decorated ceilings and carvings. It’s home to a valuable collection of paintings and impressive gardens which include a maze and giant board games. The nearby Danes Dyke on Flamborough Head, a 2.5-mile (4 km) long man-made dyke, dates back to the Bronze Age. Some writers believe that Bridlington was the site of a Roman station. A Roman road can be traced into the town and Roman coins have been found there.