Guide to Beverley, Yorkshire.
The administrative centre of East Yorkshire is a delightful place to stroll around with many interesting sites, shops and numerous coffee bars & restaurants. Beverley has a lovely cobbled market place where the Saturday market takes place each week as well as an additional Christmas market in December.
Beverley is worth much more than a day trip - it is the perfect spot for exploring the East Yorkshire countryside so why not stay over for a few days or a week. Our self catering accommodation at Broadgate Farm Holiday Cottages is just 2 miles from the centre of Beverley.
Beverley Minster - founded in 700 AD, although the current building dates back to 1220. During the summer months, Beverley Minster offers tours to the rooftop for an incredible panoramic view of the town. Beverley Minster is not only one of the most significant landmarks in the East Riding of Yorkshire, but also one of the finest gothic churches in the country.
John, bishop of York and later canonised, founded the original monastery c. 718 on the site now occupied by the Minster. Construction of the building began in 1220 and continued until 1425, with later centuries adding further elements. A team of masons and skilled craftsmen are still employed to upkeep maintenance and manage repairs. In the middle ages it became a significant place of pilgrimage and sanctuary and continues to be visited by thousands of people from all corners of the world.
However, it is also a living parish church and very much at the heart of the community. Beverley Minster offers something for everyone, from architectural splendour to spiritual comfort.Beverley Racecourse – A thriving country racecourse Beverley has numerous meets through the season and is one of Yorkshire's leading racecourses.
Beverley Westwood is a relic from bygone years, one of the few common pastureland remaining in the country. It is open for all residents and visitors to enjoy, the Westwood is the perfect place for family picnics, dog walking, kite flying and taking in the country air.
Watching over it all is the imposing Black Mill and at the furthest corner, Burton Bushes, an ancient oak forest, carpeted with wild flowers. A unique and much loved area of Beverley is the Westwood, this common pasture land has been under the guardianship of the Pasture Masters for generations. Beverley Racecourse is an excellent day out with race days 2-3 days a month in the season.
There is excellent shopping in the centre of Beverley and also the Flemingate Centre.
Market Days - Saturday is the main market day in Beverley with a large busy market located surprisingly enough in Saturday Market Place! There is also a smaller market on a Wednesday and yes, you have guessed it, located in Wednesday Market Place.
A relaxing break We had a lovely stay in the Stables with our young Cocker Spaniel. This was our first holiday in a cottage and our first holiday with a dog so it... read moreGILLChesterfield26/10/20
Very comfortable and well equipped 4 night stay in delightful cottage Situated just two miles away from the beautiful town of Beverley the Cart House is a very spacious holiday cottage overlooking sheep grazing in the fields. The cottage is well... read moreParadise24371212/10/20
Wonderful stay Booked a last minute stay in the Barn house and loved it that much we extended our stay and stayed the 2nd half in the Foldyard cottage. Both cottages were... read moreKKirkup87111/10/20
Very high quality with a personal touch Our stay for nearly two weeks in "Courtyard" met all our expectations. Very warm all the time and very comfortable. Everything, one feels, has been designed and everything is of... read morePeter N.06/10/20
Fantastic romantic birthday treat! Stunning cottage in an absolutely lovely setting, well equipped, clean and nicely furnished.
I never realised watching pigs play could be so therapeutic- I now want some pigs. The views from... read moreangibobs30/09/20
Absolutely stunning! Superb 5* accommodation with a real wow factor.
We were looking for escapism and we found an amazing hideaway!
Superb location and loved watching the sheep grazing in the surrounding fields.... read moreHelen B.30/09/20
Weekend stay with friends What a lovely little find! we stayed here for two nights as a group of five and loved every minute. Commuted two and a half hours to the cottage and... read moreJ9682TZvickyb17/09/20
Delightful, cannot fail to impress Really looked forward to our four night break during this strange time we are all living in. On driving into the farm the entrance was well kept and the cottages... read morekatiefrombolton15/09/20
Visit to Broadgate Farm, 3-10 Sept 2020 Our booking was made at the beginning of lockdown (grrrrr.......) and was very much something to look forward to in the face of so much doom and gloom. ... read moreF7571SVjudiths13/09/20
Foldyard -a great place to stay A spacious, well equipped, comfortable ground floor barn conversion with the surprise bonus of its own walled garden where the dog and crawling baby could make the most of... read moremrsmdp10/09/20
Superb 5* accommodation with a real wow factor We were two households, ranging from 7 months to almost 83 years. We enjoyed a much needed, post-Covid lockdown five night break in Cart House 4 which meant we were... read moreAJM_300906/09/20
Wonderful stay in Foldyard Cottage We had a lovely one week stay in the farm. Our cottage had everything we could ask for, the beds are very comfortable and the atmosphere of the cottage is... read moreExpedition3950304/09/20