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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Beautiful place, 100% recommend We booked 3 cottages for birthday celebrations. The location is beautiful with nice walks for dogs and local pubs. The gardens are ideal for outside parties and Elaine was more... read more753jadew20/07/21
30th birthday Had the granary.barn and foldyard cottages for the weekend .had the best time. The cottages are beautiful like home from home. Also in beautiful ... read moredbennett73919/07/21
Absolutely fantastic From arrival to departure we had a fantastic time at Broadgate Farm . We stayed for three nights in the Forge and must say it was the best accommodation we... read moregarethhQ6973AF15/07/21
Superb cottage and location We stayed in Courtyard cottage which was fabulously furnished; a hugh living area with 3 large leather sofas, dining table and high specification kitchen. The 2 en-suite bedrooms were... read moreFergie7414/07/21
A beautiful location for visiting the East Riding of Yorkshire The cottage was of the highest standard and provided us with an ideal base for visiting the East Riding and the Yorkshire Coast for the two of us and our... read moreA6740IRnigelw12/07/21
Lovely short break Broadgate Farm cottages are just lovely . Four of us stayed in The Stables with our two dogs. Fitted with good quality fixtures and fittings, comfy beds and large leather... read morehayley_capener08/07/21
Beautiful Yorkshire Farm Cottages We had a lovely stay in the "Foldyard" suite. Nice rooms, lovely private garden, great Yorkshire countryside all around. The rooms were nice, and the lounge area had two lovely... read morestevendC3438PD07/07/21
Home from home accommodation in a beautiful setting We recently visited Broadgate Farm Cottages for the second time and were not disappointed. The location and setting is stunning, the cottages are practical, comfortable and decorated in a rustic... read more128beverleyh05/07/21
A wonderful break in difficult times Our grown up family plus 2dogs stayed in The Stables.
It was perfect for our needs, well equipped with quality crockery and glassware, and an endless supply of logs for the... read morestafrador02/07/21
Excellent accommodation We had a three night break in The Barn returning today.It is very rare I write a review but the accommodation was first class in every respect
We took the... read morefordv201720/06/21
Amazing place Loved our stay and will be staying again. 👌👍so clean and cottage was very spacious. Perfext for our dog too. Owner came and introduced her self which i thought was... read morerhysp63607/06/21