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.
Mini break with the mini people We stayed in The Forge, very spacious rooms, great facilities and a view of the piggery which was highly amusing to our 3 year old. Open fires and beautiful beams... read moreJoda198828/10/19
Definitely gold standard Stayed for a second time in the Stables as we like all ground floor accommodation. All furnishings were of a high standard, especially the bed! Very comfortable. ... read moreIan B.22/10/19
Idilycc What a beautiful place stayed there last week for a long weekend,so warm and cosy exceptionally clean, and everything you needed in this well equipped cottage.elaine the owner was very... read moreSue F.09/10/19
Outstanding An absolute joy to stay here
I feel a great sense of comfort and ease here it really takes all the stresses of your day away so you can relax and... read moreWulyfalcon03/10/19
Yorkshire's very best Broadgate Farm Cottages are almost unbelievable. A group of eight of us, four couples travelled up from the London area for a weeks stay and were immediately blown away by... read moreTrevor S.01/10/19
Stunning conversion of an old Granary This proved to be a great base for exploring Beverley, Hull, the Yorkshire coastline and the Yorkshire Wolds.The quality of the conversion is of the highest standard; it is also... read moreDavid T.30/09/19
Beautiful Cottage Stayed in the Barn House. It was perfect for our girly getaway. High quality accommodation in a lovely setting. Local village has three good pubs and two of them do... read moregailtinker22/09/19
Perfect! We booked the Granary for our stay and it was a perfect choice. Four adults and our one year old grandson for four nights. Shortly after our arrival... read moreGillybean519/09/19
Fantastic Accommodation Can only add to the overwhelmingly positive reviews. Loved our few days here with our dog. Beautifully renovated properties in a lovely setting. Very comfortable and homely - beer, biscuits... read moreAlisaurus201209/09/19
Five star reviews are justified Very comfortable and well appointed cottage under the personal control of the owners. Furniture and fittings are all top notch and the location is perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside... read moreandrewandalyson30/08/19
Brilliant support for disability needs Our family, includes my very disabled husband( locked-in syndrome) and a carer, as well as myself, grown up children and partners, a friend and A dog.
It is really difficult finding... read morePfallott28/08/19
Stunning Country Retreat This was our first time visiting the area and staying at Broadgate Farm. We were a family party of 7 ranging in age from 4 - 93 years, with one... read moreAggiegranny18/08/19
Lovely week in East Yorkshire We loved staying at Broadgate Farm in The Stables cottage. It was so comfortable and well equipped in a lovely location. An ideal base for nearby Beverley which has some... read moreDianneE111210/08/19
Excellent cottage We stayed in the 4 bedroom Cart House for a week. This cottage is ideal for a large family gathering. The layout is open plan with plenty of room. Nice... read moreJollyhols201307/08/19
Gorgeous family retreat We stayed for three nights in the Courtyard cottage. Everything was of a high standard, clean and spacious. The family suite worked perfectly for the four of us (one child... read more4578ffjxsj04/08/19