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Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Bridlington is a seaside resort in the bay south of and sheltered by Flamborough Head. It is a minor sea fishing port and civil parish on the Holderness Coast of the North Sea, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It has a static population of over 34,000, which rises considerably during the tourist season. Bridlington is a major shellfish port and has a working harbour. The town is twinned with Millau in France and Bad Salzuflen in Germany.
Post townBRIDLINGTON
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridTA1867
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01262
Population33,837 (2001 census)
 

Other names by which Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire has been known in the past

Burlington ~ Bredinton ~ Bretlinton

Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bridlington, market town and par., East-Riding Yorksh., 29 m. N. of Hull, 50 E. by N. of York, and 199 NW. of London by rail-- par., 12,562ac. and 569 foreshore, pop. 9177; town 2624 ac., pop. 8343; 4 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-day, Saturday; has remains of priory (1106), part of which is still used as the parish church. B. Quay is the port of Bridlington, and a favourite sea-coast resort, its attractions consisting in its parade and ornamental gardens, its fine firm sands, chalk cliffs, magnificent sea-views, and mineral waters, which resemble those of Scarborough and Cheltenham. The harb. is enclosed by 2 stone piers, and is one of the best on the coast. On the N. pier-head is a lighthouse with fixed light seen 8 miles. In Bridlington Bay, stretching N. to Flamborough Head, a fleet of 400 to 500 sail of wind-hound vessels is not unfrequently to be seen anchored at one time.

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