Bridlington Explorer Story Three: North Bay to Sewerby

Bridlington Explorer Story Three: North Bay to Sewerby

Welcome to The Bridlington Explorer!  

You can listen to the third instalment of the history and things to do and see when you hop off and explore Bridlington and the surrounding area.

We would love to keep sharing what you have found and would like to hear more of, so share your favourite finds in the area!  ♥️

Audio Story 3

Transcript for Audio Story 3

We’re now on our way to Sewerby – a small, pretty village first mentioned in the 11th century Domesday Book.

Perched on the clifftop, the village has spectacular views across to Bridlington’s North Bay.

John Graeme bought land and the Manor House here in 1714. In the years that followed, he rebuilt ‘Sewerby House’ – known today as ‘Sewerby Hall’. 

While there were many 19th-century additions and alterations – the core of the Georgian house Graeme built can still be seen inside the Hall.

Grade 1 listed, it sits in 50 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds. Alongside the cliff-top and wildlife walks, café, zoo and museum, the Hall offers a year-round programme of events.

It was first opened to the public in 1936 by aviator Amy Johnson – the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia. Two rooms house a display of memorabilia donated by her family and tell the story of her record-breaking flight.

Just a stones’ throw from the hall is the quaint village pub, ‘The Ship Inn’ welcoming thirsty travellers and their four-legged friends.

From Sewerby, you can stretch your legs with a walk to Danes Dyke – or further – to Flamborough and the headland – with its 350-year-old lighthouse, white chalk cliffs and an abundance of wildlife, including gannets, gulls and puffins.

Dine in Flamborough at restaurants like ‘The North Star’ and ‘Seabirds’ to sample the local freshly-caught shellfish.

You can listen to the fourth audio story here.

Great places to hop on and hop off on the Bridlington Explorer! 🚌