Beverley UK

The town of Beverley is over 1,000 years old and is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The town is steeped in history dating back to just after the Viking period and is home to some fantastic architecture.

Visitors to Beverley will not be disappointed. For the bargain hunter the town holds a market every Wednesday and Saturday where visitors and locals alike can shop for unusual items and quality local produce. The town is also somewhat of a musical hub and hosts festivals throughout the year, and with genres ranging from Jazz to medieval chamber music there is bound to be something for everyone.

Beverley Minister is perhaps the town’s most famous landmark and the beauty of this fantastic building truly is something to behold. Way back in the 17th Century during the English civil war Beverley was subject to Puritans visiting the then Church of England places of worship and destroyed everything they deemed to be against their particular branch of Christianity. Fortunately the Minister escaped any damage from rampaging Puritans and remains intact today for visitors to admire.
Those same Puritans closed theatres, abandoned race meetings and, perhaps worst of all, shut the alehouses on Sundays. Thankfully the Puritans are long gone and Beverley’s many watering holes are open every day of the week!

The town’s racecourse is also regularly used and is a great opportunity to have a flutter or just visit and soak up the atmosphere of a day at the races. Beverley has a long-standing tradition as a horse-racing town dating back as far as the late 17th Century. If you don’t want to gamble away all your holiday money you don’t have to, the racecourse is also a fantastic place to visit for a days entertainment without lining the bookies pockets.

Whatever your intentions for your holiday Beverley will almost certainly be able to provide it for you. Whether its shopping, history, fine food and drink or just a relaxing break your after the town is full of places to satisfy your needs. If you fancy exploring the wider area the larger towns of Hull and Scarborough can be easily accessed by road or public transport, while the nearby National parks are also a must visit for any tourist.

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