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.
Another Excellent Stay Having stayed on quite a few occasions previously we had no hesitation in booking again and as before we were not disappointed. We stayed in the Granary for the first... read moreVacation60633218/10/21
Lovely return visit Stayed here in August and returned in October in a different cottage. Both cottages were equipped with everything you could want. Beds are very comfortable. Plenty of very hot water... read moreB9879LKjop17/10/21
Great Farm Cottages We have just returned from a wonderful week staying in The Granary. This was our second visit and we would love to return soon. The accommodation was immaculate in every... read moreO3344EJmaryd17/10/21
First class stay First class accommodation within walking distance of Beverley. Elaine is very helpful and always on hand to answer any queries.
We were a family party of 11 in High Barn and... read moreYorkflyer13/10/21
Wow factor I choose Cart house for our annual break away with the family this year.
The photos showed a good sized accommodation with en suit for each couple and large enough space... read moreP7781EEelvirab09/10/21
Amazing place and people Our second visit to the Forge. We have stayed in many self catering cottages and this cannot be beaten. Everything is supplied that you can ever want. The cottages are... read moreBJH88805/10/21
Superb Stay The Stables accommodation was fantastic and the family and wider team very welcoming. We had a wonderful stay and wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend these cottages to anyone. Really one... read morejonbC7163FS21/09/21
Sinclair What a lovely stay with the family. As we are a larger sized family we stayed in the high barn which is the two cottages linked. We stayed two nights... read morelisat1979201415/09/21
Just perfection! We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay in stunning Courtyard cottage. Couldn't have asked for anything more perfect, a beautiful, spotless, comfortable well equipped spacious cottage in stunning surroundings.... read morerobert-christine12/09/21
Broadgate Farm Cottages. Perfect We had Barn cottage for 4 nights at the end of August.
The cottage was spotless, extremely comfortable and equipped. Covid measures were clear and obvious.
It was our second... read moreAndy S.07/09/21
A piece of heaven This is our second time of staying at Broadgate Farm Cottages, the first time we stayed in Foldyard, this time we stayed in Cart House 2, the images on the... read moreAlL92305/09/21
very accommodating and beautiful place A group of 17 of us stayed in the high barn and forge during the weekend of my wedding. The staff couldn't be more accommodating and very welcoming. It was... read more938michaelak30/08/21