Bridlington High Street was the original shopping area until the arrival of the railway and holiday makers in the mid C19th. In the late C20th, chain stores moved to the area around the harbour, leaving High Street set in aspic. It featured as Walmington-on-Sea in the 2016 film “Dad’s Army”.
Numbers 42 to 50 are the oldest houses dating back to the C16th. Number 43, The Toft, was built for a wealthy merchant and had an observation cupola on the roof so he could keep an eye on his ships in the harbour.
Many of the small shops still have the original bow fronted windows. Houses were built of brick, although many were later plastered and painted.
It still supports a butcher, baker (behind High Street) and general store along with art galleries, antique shops and tea rooms.
The street is narrow, so leave the car in the car park and explore on foot!