Here are 10 fascinating facts about Bridlington that you may not have already known.
1. More than one name
Bridlington has had a few names in the past. In the Domesday book back in 1086 a Bretlinton was mentioned and in later years it was called Burlington, making way for the name we know today.
2. Moving the town?
The original town centre lay in whats now called the Old Town, with the whole town two miles inland. It expanded to the coastline when tourism became popular in the 19th century.
3. Top harbour
Goods have been exported from Bridlington since mediaeval times, although the harbour took its current shape in 1848. Bridlington Harbour is home to the largest shellfish port in Europe.
Victorian tourists visiting Bridlington needed entertainment and in 1896 the New Spa and Gardens were opened. The theater still holds audiences of 1000 and the Royal Hall 3000.