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.
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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.
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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
Excellent 3 bedroom cottage in a good location My family recently stayed in The Granary at Broadgate Farm Cottagesy. It is our third time staying in the Cottages. The Granary has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the... read moreR4631BTbriann29/07/19
Foldyard Cottage We stayed for 2 nights in the lovely Foldyard Cottage, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the enclosed garden was ideal for our dog.
Well stocked kitchen and utilities.
Very comfortable lounge and... read moreElaine R.28/07/19
Birthday to Remember We stayed in the four bedroomed Cart House with family and friends to celebrate my birthday. It was fantastic in every way. The size and space was incredible,... read moresunnybrow25/07/19
Amazing Family Farm Break Thank you Elaine for an amazing stay at your beautiful farmhouse this week. All the children and adults had an lovely time. We were all impressed about how much careful... read moreTKP21213/07/19
Fourth Time, lovely place to stay We visit family in Beverley every year and have now found the best place to stay. It’s a real pleasure to arrive at the Forge and immediately feel at... read morecarolineW3303/07/19
Beautiful cottages in a beautiful location We hired 4 cottages for family to stay in during a family wedding and they were perfect! The location was perfect, English countryside and felt very safe to have kids... read moreKkaur190530/06/19
Idyllic location certainly not a place to be missed If you are looking for an idyllic location to stay in a place close to other easily accessible areas then this is the place. We stayed for 5 nights... read moreKaren R.24/06/19
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