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The Royal Hotel
1 Shaftesbury Road
East Yorkshire
YO15 3NP
(01262) 672433

Places of Local Interest

Many people visit Bridlington just to relax and enjoy the surroundings of the local area including the magnificent South Bay Beach with its beautiful sands, but, if you wish to venture further a field, we have listed below some ideas for days out: -

The Forum Leisure Complex

The "Bridlington Forum" is one of the East Coast's largest and most varied entertainment centres under one roof. Multi-screen cinema, Bar Utopia and Carvery, Ten-pin Bowling, Prize Bingo and an extensive amusement arcade with all the latest games and videos. [Visit Site]

John Bull Confectioners

Making of rock, toffee, fudge, sweets, novelties and more. New chocolate experience making all types of chocolates. [Visit Site]

Bridlington Leisure World

The attraction includes wave pool with tropical rainstorm and water slide. Main and learner pools. Fitness studio, sauna, steam room, sunbeds. Theatre, family entertainment centre with shows and cabarets. Softplay and bouncy castles. [Visit Site]

The Spa

The Spa reopend in 2008 after a £20 Million refit and rebuild. It is now the leading attraction on the East Coast as an entertainment venue. The theatre attracts a variety of performances and the Spa Royal Hall is used for many events including dances, conferences and darts.  [Visit Site]

MV Yorkshire Belle

One-hour, non-landing coastal cruises from Bridlington harbour to Flamborough Head and longer cruises (at least 2 hours) non-landing to the Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve. Vessel also available for private charter, for which cruises of any length or format can be arranged.

BondVille Model Village

Town and countryside in miniature, a masterpiece in landscape which has been met with international acclaim. Lasting pleasure for young and old, complemented by hundreds of handmade model figures - an amazing assortment of characters.

Bridlington Harbour Heritage Museum

Photographs, harbour history models, diorama of the fishing techniques, video presentation and art gallery where paintings by local artists can be purchased. Exhibits include features on the 'Great Gale of 1871' and the history of Bridlington harbour with special emphasis on 'Three Brothers' historic sailing coble restored and sailed by BSCPS.  [visit site]

'Beside the Seaside'

A fun look at the town's heyday as a fashionable seaside resort. Something for all the family to do. Come and see the famous stars who trod the boards at Bridlington, watch Punch and Judy, see the thrills of the switchback railway, go on a 'trip around the bay', find out about the crazes of Bridlington's heyday and much more. Reconstructions, models, interactive games, film shows, sea creatures and period amusements.

Bridlington Priory St Mary's Parish Church

Large ancient church, part of former priory. Pre-Reformation, but with later decoration and furnishing. Fine organ. Shop and exhibition of local history. Many interesting windows (the largest west window in the North of England).

Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall is a magnificent example of Elizabethan architecture built in 1598 by Sir Henry Griffith and still lived in by his descendants. The Hall is fitted with treasures collected and commissioned by the family over the centuries - original Elizabethan carving and plasterwork and a marvellous collection of Impressionist paintings. The Hall is surrounded by lawns and yew topiary bushes while the old walled garden is filled with collections of roses, clematis, herbs and perennials contained in a potager, maze, jungle garden and coloured gardens with giant board games. [Visit Site]

The Deep

Discover the story of the world's oceans on a dramatic journey back in time and into the future! Wonder at the tank containing 2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt. See 7 species of shark, huge marine dinosaurs, Conger Eels, Rays and hundreds of other stunning sea creatures. Witness the waters of the world from the world's only underwater lift and Europe's deepest viewing tunnel! Learn of the history of the seas and the threats they now face. [Visit Site]

Park Rose Owl Sanctuary

The owl sanctuary is set in 3.5 acres of natural woodland. Twenty five aviaries along a woodland walk displaying variety of owls plus birds of prey. Guided information tours and flying displays take place daily throughout the summer season. School educational visits available on request. Educational information also available.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Situated in a dramatic cliff-top position, Sewerby Hall and Gardens form the gateway to the Flamborough Heritage Coast. Sewerby Hall and Gardens, set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland, enjoys spectacular views over Bridlington Bay. The Hall contains the magnificent Orangery, The History of East Yorkshire permanent display, art and craft galleries and souvenir & gift shop. The award winning gardens are amongst the best in the region and include pleasure gardens, walled gardens, pitch & putt golf course and putting green, small children's zoo, craft units and Tea Rooms.  [Visit Site]   

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

A family favourite, and easily the best place in England to see, hear and smell seabirds! More than 200,000 birds (from April to August) make the cliffs seem alive – with adults bringing food to their nests, or young chicks making their first faltering flights. This is also one of the very best places in the UK to see the beautiful Puffins.  [Visit Site]

The Hockney Trail

The Royal Bridlington makes a superb base to visit the Hockney Trail and some of the breathtaking sites painted by the artist. We are the nearest establishment to the man himself!

The Way of The Roses

This sustrans cycle route runs from Morcambe to Bridlington through some super scenary. We welcome cyclists and can provide secure cycle storage.

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