Bridlington Explorer Story Two: Harbour to Town

Bridlington Explorer Story Two: Harbour to Town

Welcome to The Bridlington Explorer!  

You can listen to the second 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 2

Transcript for Audio Story 2

On the right is Bridlington’s historic harbour.

The town was originally two settlements – the Old Town – about a mile inland and the quay area with the harbour at its heart.

Original wooden piers were replaced by the two stone piers to the North and South. It’s said that stone from Bridlington Priory was used.

Corn was once the main crop to pass through the harbour. You can still see remains of a corn exchange in the town’s Market Place. Now the harbour is best known for landing shellfish – Bridlington is famed as “The Lobster Capital of Europe”.

Many local eateries serve fresh catch. Sample at the “Salt On The Harbour” restaurant or buy at the market – It was in the year 1200 that King John gave Bridlington Priory permission for a weekly market and an annual fair in Bridlington. Today, a market still flourishes, and the town offers all sorts of events and attractions for visitors, including scooter rallies and seafood festivals.  

The town centre has a large indoor shopping centre – the Promenades – an ideal place to hop off for some retail therapy.

Nearby are traditional amusement arcades like ‘Wilsons’, Buffalos American Steakhouse and The Forum, home to a cinema, bowling alley, bar and club.

This is also the stop for the indoor waterpark at East Riding Leisure or stay on for the North Bay with its vast sandy beach and the first views of the chalk cliffs over towards the Flamborough Headland and Danes Dyke.

You can listen to the third audio story here.

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