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.
Ideal family accommodation This was our 2nd visit to Broadgate Farm, this time we stayed in the cart house which was very well equipped just as the high barn was last year. The... read moreMrsgoggins1403/06/19
Perfect, just perfect We hired both High Barn and Foldyard which, used together enabled our family of 12 (13 including the dog) to have our annual holiday together. It’s never easy to... read moreJulia M.03/06/19
Fantastic Holiday We stayed in lovely Foldyard a 2 bedroom Barn, it was very cosy with a lovely friendly atmosphere. The furnishings were all to a very high standard and really clean.... read moreAmanda J.29/05/19
An excellent place to stay with friends. We hired four of the cottages for 3 nights to accommodate guests at my son's wedding. The facilities were superb, everybody was thrilled with their cottage. They were... read morePathfinder55120223/05/19
Gorgeous Cottage, perfect for a mini break The cottage was a brilliant place for me and my family to have a mini break at the end of the bank holiday. It was a very comfortable, relaxing cottage,... read moreCodl3029/04/19
What a treat! Accommodation in this part of the world was limited for the dates we wanted so we treated ourselves to a short break in the Cart House. Could have moved in!... read morewowfactor23/04/19
The perfect location for a retreat These cottages are beautiful. The attention to detail and consideration loving put into each individual cottage is outstanding. Everything is of high quality and there is nothing that has... read moreMariaChi-Ki21/04/19
Diamond Wedding celebration weekend From our arrival on Friday evening to our leaving on Monday morning everything was perfect. Our family had two cottages, the large Cart House with 4 bedrooms and The... read moreCarolLRhodes19/04/19
Beautiful cottages in a beautiful location We arrived at Broadgate Farm later than planned due to bad traffic, however on arrival we found the 'The Stables' straight away and were able to access the property without... read moreAbby R.11/04/19
Amazing Cottage We stayed as part of a large group for mum and dad’s 60th wedding anniversary. There was plenty of room for all of our large group ranging from 4... read moreRichard C.11/04/19
60th family celebration 13 of us ranging in age from 8 months to 78 years stayed in high Barn to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. The house was fantastically equipped (we self catered... read moreMazkirk11/04/19
Outstanding! This was our second stay in the Stables and I think our 7th or 8th stay at Broadgate Farm Cottages over the last 10 years.What can I say that I... read moreLouiseB22525/02/19
Excellent We cannot recommend Bradgate Farm highly enough, we are a family of five and have stayed four times over the last couple of years and it's excellent, we have stayed... read moreEmma C.12/01/19
New Year with friends This is our 3rd visit to Broadgate and again it did not disappoint, a lovely welcome was made when we arrived and thehouse felt very festive. The attention to detail... read moreKellyBrighouse08/01/19
Family Get Together We love this place and have visited 3 times so far and each time have stayed in the CART HOUSE with 2 bedrooms, It is luxurious, spacious, very well... read moreStoryteller73028518/12/18