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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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
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Forge cottage We loved our week here. The Forge is detached and everything was so comfortable and clean. Our grand-daughter’s cot was assembled and ready for her - bring own cot bedding.... read moreSusie776128/08/20
Perfect Stay We stayed in Forge Cottage and every things was perfect.
The locations was excellent. Our cottage was in immaculate condition with all details taken care o. We... read moresitemember28/08/20
Absolutely beautiful setting Stunning cottages and a lovely warm welcome from Elaine. So peaceful and the setting is idyllic with countryside views. We stayed in The Stables cottage for two adults and our... read moremrsmawbey23/08/20
Wonderful Stay in The Cart House We had a lovely few days away after lockdown and stayed in The Cart House. This was a large open plan cottage with plenty of room for everyone to space... read moreTheBuzzards15/08/20
Wonderful staycation! We usually go abroad for all of our holidays but due to the current situation we managed to get a 6 day booking at Broadgate Farm Cottages and took our... read moreWillGlasgowXX11/08/20
Fantastic get away Really enjoyed our stay at the Cart House, Broadgate Farm Cottages. The cottage was of a really high standard and had everything we could want. The cottage was spotless and... read moreKaren T.10/08/20
Un séjour charmant Ma femme et moi avons passé quelques jours très agréables au Cart House Cottage.
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