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Bridlington (brĭdˈlĭngtən, bûrˈ–) [key], town (1991 pop. 28,426), East Riding of Yorkshire, NE England. It has a well-protected harbor on Bridlington Bay, and its beaches and pavilions make it a popular holiday resort. The Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club has its headquarters there. The town administers Flamborough Head and most of the intervening coast line. Bridlington is an ancient market town and port. An Augustinian priory founded during the reign of Henry I has been restored. Of interest are Roman and early British remains and Bayle Gate (14th cent.).

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