Bridlington Heritage

Discover the stories of Bridlington, the coast and its people.

This site currently contains two aspects of Bridlington's heritage:

Bridlington Maritime Trail
A series of artworks, interpretation boards and places of interest around the harbour area. Explore the trail on foot and use QR codes on the information boards to access extra content on your mobile device, or read some of the stories here on the website.

Bridlington Townscape Heritage
A scheme to improve parts of the Bridlington Quay conservation area, focussing on its heritage and the history of the area.

You can also learn more about the regeneration of Bridlington at


Heritage Open Days 9-10 September 

Heritage Open Days returns for 2017. It's an opportunity to discover hidden heritage on your doorstep - and beyond.

This year It's all about heritage sees a range of activities in Bridlington Old Town on 9 September.
A mile inland from the bustling Bridlington Harbour you will find a medieval street lined with houses and shops rebuilt and refronted in the Georgian era. This is Bridlington Old Town which grew to support the Augustinian Priory founded in 1113. The Priory Church will be open and there will be free entry to the Bayle Museum.

On Church Green the Priory Church Rooms will be hosting and event called "It's All About Heritage". Discover what local groups and are doing to preserve and promote local history and heritage. Organisations taking part include Bridlington Augustinian Society, Bridlington Civic Society, East Yorkshire History Society, Yorkshire Wolds Heritage Trust, Frack Free Bridllington & Villages, the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England and the Yorkshire Wold Heritage Railway Society.

Come and learn about Bridlington's most famous son, William Kent, born in High Street and became a renowned landscape gardener and the architect of Horse Guards Parade in London. There will be a display on Bridlington Old Town's Georgian architecture by Austen Redman and illustrated talks throughout the day entitled "The Landing of the Queen's Maiestie in the Bay of Burlington" - Queen Henrietta Maria's arrival in Bridlington Harbour during the Civil War - researched and presented by Sue Reeves.

Follow the new Church or why not take a self-guided walks around Bridlngton Old Town and spot all the "blue plaques"?

Why not make a day of it and visit the art Galleries and antique shops, and enjoy the local restaurants, cafes or pubs along the way!

Find out more at

Moving North, Wednesday 6th September 2.30 and 7 pm, Spotlight Theatre

Let the Yorkshire Film Archive take you on a journey through time revealing the rich film heritage of our Yorkshire coastline. For more information and to book tickets visit: