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.
Perfect in every way We stayed in the Forge with our two daughters and Labradors. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. With lockdown and the unfortunate weather we had, we... read moreElizabeth T.11/05/21
Beautiful cottages and surroundings for a family trip. We stayed in the Cart House for a short family break, with two young children. The cottage itself is beautiful, spacious, finished to a high standard and clean. The host... read morechrislX7765LR08/05/21
Great place to stay We stayed in 'Stables' at Broadgate Farm Cottages in late April 2021 and had a great time. The cottage is spacious, clean, very well equipped and comfortable. Its located a... read morepaulbuchanan05/05/21
A piece of heaven Found this beautiful place to stay in Walkington, Beverley, which was pet friendly as we have three little dogs. From booking online, Elaine our host was so prompt from booking,... read moreAlL92329/04/21
Peaceful, luxury retreat... ...really felt like luxury, the cottage was so well furnished and equipped. We were on a much needed 3 day holiday with our kids as soon as rules allowed. The... read moreNSN8219/04/21
Visit to family This is our second trip and both have been great. Cottages are in perfect location and beautifully finished with plenty of space. Ideal for our. Educate family and... read morejow201419/04/21
Lovely cosy Cottage We have just spent 2 weeks in The Stables at Broadgate Farm. The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and had every facility you would hope for. Staying in... read moreSonya36113/02/21
A relaxing break We had a lovely stay in the Stables with our young Cocker Spaniel. This was our first holiday in a cottage and our first holiday with a dog so it... read moreGILLChesterfield26/10/20
Very comfortable and well equipped 4 night stay in delightful cottage Situated just two miles away from the beautiful town of Beverley the Cart House is a very spacious holiday cottage overlooking sheep grazing in the fields. The cottage is well... read moreParadise24371212/10/20
Wonderful stay Booked a last minute stay in the Barn house and loved it that much we extended our stay and stayed the 2nd half in the Foldyard cottage. Both cottages were... read moreKKirkup87111/10/20
Very high quality with a personal touch Our stay for nearly two weeks in "Courtyard" met all our expectations. Very warm all the time and very comfortable. Everything, one feels, has been designed and everything is of... read morePeter N.06/10/20
Absolutely stunning! Superb 5* accommodation with a real wow factor.
We were looking for escapism and we found an amazing hideaway!
Superb location and loved watching the sheep grazing in the surrounding fields.... read moreHelen B.30/09/20