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Bridlington Priory - Things to Know Before Visiting

The Rectory, Church Green, Bridlington YO16 7JX, UK

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About Bridlington Priory

Bridlington Priory is a majestic church which was in Bridlington’s Old Town and was founded as an Augustinian monastery in 1113 and was from the start a rich and important religious house. Inside the church, as well as beautiful soaring columns and impressive stained glass windows, visitors can learn about the history of the Priory through a fascinating series of appliquéd pictures. It was one of the main pilgrimage sites in this area as well as a tourist attraction too.


Attractions Near Bridlington Priory

The Bayle Museum
The Bayle Museum0.13km from Bridlington Priory

A Grade I Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument which includes a monastic gatehouse over 800 years old, the gatehouse was once the entrance to Bridlington Priory which amongst the wealthiest monasteries in Yorkshire in the fifteenth century. The Museum was founded in 1928. Its collection is dedicated to the history of the town and the local area. Each year the Museum’s main exhibition, spanning the expanse of the large top floor Courtroom, displays artifacts based on a theme chosen by t

Bridlington Beach
Bridlington Beach1.53km from Bridlington Priory

An excellent sand and shingle beach with an attractive promenade and great views of the impressive chalk cliffs of Flamborough Headland. The cliffs are a nesting site for thousands of sea birds and the only mainland nesting site for the Gannet in the UK. One of the iconic attractions in this area and is famous for its natural beauty.

Bridlington Sea Front
Bridlington Sea Front1.56km from Bridlington Priory

Bridlington Sea Front is a beautiful place to take a stroll, relax in the sun, and take in the fresh sea air. The promenade stretches for over a mile, and there are plenty of benches where you can sit and watch the world go by. The seafront is set around a bustling harbour busy with fishing boats and pleasure cruises. The harbour is known for its shellfish and lobsters.

Bridlington South Beach
Bridlington South Beach2.01km from Bridlington Priory

Bridlington South Beach is a large beach resort situated on the Yorkshire coast. South beach Bridlington is the more popular of the two beaches and even at high tide there’s still plenty of sandy beach for everyone. There are no opportunities for rock pooling on this beach but it’s a great spot to fly a kite, build a massive sandcastle or go on a donkey ride. South beach Bridlington is the more popular of the two beaches and even at high tide there’s still plenty of sandy beach for everyone.

Sewerby Hall & Gardens
Sewerby Hall & Gardens2.71km from Bridlington Priory

Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland, Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone, from the magnificent gardens to the deep rooted heritage of the house.

Danes Dyke Nature Reserve
Danes Dyke Nature Reserve4.15km from Bridlington Priory

The reserve is part of one of the finest stretches of coastland on the east coast and is the most northerly outcrop of coastal chalk in the British Isles. It covers around 148 acres and was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2002 in recognition of its wildlife value and its importance to the local community. This unique sea and cliff environment is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and its seabird colonies mark it as a Special Protection Area.

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