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Arts & Heritage

Bridlington’s most famous resident for many years was British art’s golden boy David Hockney. Many of his best-loved paintings (including the famous Bigger Trees near Warter) were painting in the Wolds countryside which surrounds the town.

With an art connection like that, it’s no surprise that Bridlington boasts many lovely independent galleries and arts venues, especially in the picturesque Old Town area. There are two excellent museums: the Bayle, housed in the former entrance to the town’s Augustinian Priory, and now dedicated to the history of the town, and the Harbour Heritage Museum, which catalogues the resort’s maritime history.

The beautiful Augustinian priory is a must-visit for history buffs. And let’s not forget that Bridlington is less than 25 miles away from Hull, making it an ideal base for visitors to the fantastic City of Culture 2017.

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Wold Top Brewery

Hunmanby Grange, Wold Newton, Driffield, YO25 3HS (9 miles, 14 km)

Wold Top Brewery is an award-winning micro brewery that uses traditional methods to produce high quality beers that combine the characters of the Yorkshire Wolds and the East Coast.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA (2 miles, 3 km)

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit all year round. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland.

Gallery Forty-Nine

1 Market Place, BRIDLINGTON, Yorkshire, YO16 4QJ (1 miles, 2 km)

Contemporary art gallery occupying two floors of a Georgian listed building in the Old Town area of Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

The Distillery, Unit 1 Hunmanby Industrial Estate, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PH (8 miles, 13 km)

Our distillery tours run 7 days a week, on the hour, every hour from 10am - 4pm. Tours cost £10 per person and include 3 tastings of our maturing spirits. Come and see for yourselves how we are making Yorkshire's First Single Malt Whisky.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, DRIFFIELD, Yorkshire, YO25 4NB (6 miles, 9 km)

Magnificent Elizabethan house filled with treasures collected over four centuries.

The Richard Burton Art Centre

19 Main Road, Buckton, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1HU (4 miles, 6 km)