A town standing as tall as its majestic minster and with recent accolades declaring it one of the top places to live (as voted by The Sunday Times), this gem of a market town is a place to be explored. From fun days with the family to culture-filled weekends, Beverley offers plenty for everyone.
With its towering gothic minster, pretty market squares and beautiful Georgian townhouses, it’s a town steeped in history, yet one with an attractive present. From home-cooked market-fare to cafe culture and Michelin starred restaurants, your palate will be pleased with a visit to East Yorkshire’s larder.
Wander Beverley Westwood
While the original gate to Beverley - the old North Bar - still exists, the real gateway to the market town is the vast grassy expanse of the Westwood pasture. From town, meander through the quaint shopping streets out towards the sprawling grass and woodland where there’s always space to play. Home to a racecourse, golf course and its resident grazing cows, it’s the perfect place for a dog walk, picnic or to fly a kite.
A day at Beverley Races
Sip champagne, place your bets and enjoy the thrill as thundering hooves race across the pasture. The town’s popular thoroughbred horse racing venue first opened its doors in 1690. Today the racecourse hosts flat racing from April until September, attracting thousands of racegoers and visitors from across the country. Dress to impress at one of the county’s top Ladies’ Days, experience a musical race night or celebrate your wedding.
Prefer a creative cultural scene? The town’s medieval trail reinforces its many creative talents, including bakers, musicians and even puppet makers. As you explore, look up to spot the paintings of artist Fred Elwell. Don't miss Beverley Minster, arguably one of Europe’s best gothic buildings before heading across to the opposite end of town where you’ll find St Mary’s Church. If you look closely, you’ll see the white rabbit that inspired the character in Alice in Wonderland. And be sure to take a look at the packed cultural calendar for outdoor food festivals and performances at East Riding Theatre.
Shopping in Beverley
Easily explored on foot, the town has the perfect mix of independently owned boutiques and high street stores, while its popular market takes place every Saturday. Flemingate Beverley brings fashion, food and film close to East Yorkshire’s historic heart offering an independent cinema and mix of high street names, independent shops and boutiques alongside local creative talent. A great place for cafe culture and entertainment for the whole family. Explore the outdoor play park, get sweaty at Jump Inc or cool off with ice cream.
With so many stories to explore it’s time to make plans, meet friends and enjoy the delights of Beverley.
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