"Slowly losing it's character" Top 5 Page for this destination Beverley by Piggy73

Beverley Travel Guide: 114 reviews and 160 photos

Despite the influx of chain stores - the town holds several hidden gems.

Just in case you are reading an out of date guide there have been a few changes. Although the shell of the Victorian Picture Playhouse remains it has now houses "Browns" an upmarket department store. The army museum has gone & that area will be redeveloped. Prospective plans were released Feb 2007 and include a shopping area, a new college and housing. Building commenced early in 2012.

The most prominent building in Beverley has to be the Beverley Minster which was completed in 1425. Even if you have no religious convictions the architecture and ornate carvings are worth a look and there is no obligatory entry fee. There are several other religious organisations in the town and details are provided in my religion travelogue.

Beverley & East Riding Folk Festival

A regular event held in June each year . See the website for bands & ticket prices. There is the option of camping at the event which is good value for money considering it's central location. The campsite is usually at the Leisure Centre where there stalls and cafes are set up. It's worth a wander around this area as musicans can be found "jamming" - so have a drink, something to eat and enjoy the ambience - it's free.

Beverley Folk Festival

This years line up includes Joe Brown, Steeley Span, Peatbog Faeries, Chumbawamba and many more. See website for full listings.

Festival Of Christmas

Held in December.

Traditional market stalls, steam organ, classic cars,all shops opens, carollers, Father Christmas and his reindeer, brass bands & street entertainment, vintage fair.

A free park & ride is usually available from the Racecourse.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Many interesting places within a short walking distance.
  • Cons:Find a parking space ...... blame the local council !
  • In a nutshell:A market town which has retained much of it's character.
  • Intro Updated Feb 28, 2012
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  • EasyMalc's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    Next time we visit Beverley I'll come back to these pages for all the info. Lovely town you live in.

  • mickeyboy07's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    Looks a nice place ,i hope to visit you and the town someday soon,best wishes,p.s. Antwerp was a blast thanks again x

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Hello, Paula & John! Thanks for your description.... Greetings to Beverley!

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2004 at 1:20 AM

    ay sorry to read about those chain stores, same happened here as well in bigger and smaller cities. It makes it sooo unpersonal :( I hope this trent in lovely Beverly won't go on! I long for a drink at Nellie's `-)

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 12:39 AM

    Well, if I ever pass through, I will call you in advance. Still keep in touch with the other Paula (goingplaces) too. PJ

  • Mandy23's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2003 at 3:04 PM

    Lots of interesting information! Thanks :-)

  • Jun 25, 2003 at 1:59 AM

    Excellant page..please fill the empty paces with beautiful phtographs..neat narration..wealth of information and nice tips..extremly useful

  • mafootje's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2003 at 2:26 AM

    Like the shopping tips on Supermarkets'.

  • catnl's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2003 at 10:21 PM

    nelly seems to be a good place for a meeting Paula:-)

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2003 at 3:38 PM

    SUPER SUPER! I've been to Nellies and had forgotten about it. Great live music there too but fell asleep after half a beer, right in front of the band.

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