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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Stables A lovely cottage and perfect for our dog. My only complaint (and it's a very,very small one) is the kettle dribbles when pouring! The decor is lovely and warm and... read more18gusw19/03/20
Wonderful place to stay We had four nights in The Stables at Broadgates Farm. We arrived quite late and the cottage was warm and welcoming and peaceful after a long journey. It... read moreSpikeWinchester12/03/20
Birthday Celebrations This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Broadgate farm and stayed in 3 different cottages. This time we stayed in the 4 bed cart house.
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Our Stay at the Forge Not a bad word to say really. Lovely cottage, owners were great, really close to Beverley and some lovely surrounding areas.
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Family visit Another great weekend at Broadgate Farm Cottages, this time with grandchildren! Beautifully warm and comfortable with loads of space for two small children to play. Cot and chair provided along... read moreBennettwoolard15/02/20
Great place Stayed here for a long weekend in January. It’s our annual girls get together from across the country and it proved to be a great location. We had... read more68Nikki7130/01/20
Staying nearby family for Christmas 2019 We stayed at The Forge for Christmas week, near our daughter and family. The cottage was warm (underfloor heating), welcoming (quality hamper with delicious products)and had a perfect secure, well... read moreclaremb5931/12/19
Family Christmas I booked Broadgate Farm Cottages as they could accommodate 10 people with the right bedroom layout for us.It worked out perfectly having two cottages with an adjoining door. Cooking Christmas... read moreMichelleW490830/12/19
Fabulous Cottages, cannot recommend enough! we stayed at Broadgate farm Cottages (High Barn, and The Cart House 4 Bed) for a Hen Do with 21 guests earlier this year and were so impressed we... read moreKatyC198527/12/19
Two month stay We stayed in three different cottages during a protracted house purchase. The foldyard is disability friendly with a lovely walled garden. The granary is a larger cottage and... read moreJanw33121/12/19
Beautiful cottages Stayed at Cart House for early family Christmas break. Standard of accommodation very high and delighted with the lovely Christmas decorations. Would highly recommend and a strong chance that will... read more781mookey15/12/19
Annual Christmas weekend The previous reviewers have said it all - the Carthouse is a wonderful place to stay, top class accommodation with four lovely bedrooms and bathrooms, so comfortable and well equipped.... read moresuek78315/12/19