The Priory Church in Bridlington is a former mediaeval monastery set in an inspirational location, and it’s still in daily use as a parish church today. Go on a guided tour or take an informal stroll around this prime example of English heritage.
Grab a guide as you enter to find out about the Priory Church’s fascinating history. Founded as an Augustinian monastery in the 12th century the priory was once one of the oldest and richest Augustinian houses in England - big enough to rival Beverley Minster and Selby Abbey in its day. Now shorn of its great choir, transepts and stately central tower, the nave remains as a stand-alone reminder of its illustrious past.
The Priory has many special points of interest for example the ‘Lamb of God’ tree sculpture, and the ‘Bayeux’ tapestry along the north aisle telling the history of the church. Look out for the rare church organ while the kids will love hunting for the 18 Robert Thomson ‘mouse man’ carvings featured around and about.
Campanologists will be interested to know that the church bells are famous among for being one of the finest rings of eight bells in the country.
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Getting to Bridlington Priory
Nearest train station: Bridlington
Distance from train station: 1.0 miles, 20 min walk
Bridlington Priory, Church Green, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JX
Situated in Bridlington’s Old Town in the north-west quarter. Leave the town centre via Quay Road and St. John’s Street and turn right into Kirkgate – Church Green is on the right.
What to know before you go
Opening hours November to Easter Monday to Saturday 10am to 12pm
Easter to October Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm/Saturday 10am to 12pm, Sunday 2pm to 4pm