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Beverley Travel Guide: 119 reviews and 171 photos

Must see town of East Yorkshire

Beverley lies just 8 miles north of Hull and is easily reached by a regular train service on the Hull to Bridlington / Scarborough line.
The town centre is pleasant and good for shopping. There are plans to convert the main square to a continental style piazza and if this takes out some of the traffic from the town centre this is step in the right direction.
The town is dwarfed by the Minster ( a cathedral I guess) and there is some wonderful old architecture. The town is best seen on foot. For the best overall view of the town the view from the Westwood is a must.

The Minster

St. John founded the Minster in 700 but the present church which is the third on this site dates from 1220.
It is rumoured that King Henry V came to give thanks after the Battle of Agincourt.

The best place in the UK to live well

A survey by the Royal Bank of Scotland ( September 2007) has found that the town in the best place in the UK to lead an affordable affluent lifestyle. See the details at http://money.guardian.co.uk/property/story/0,,2161432,00.html
This is an affluent town - at the time of writing this (May 2015) there are no empty shops and this is the best place to shop in East Yorkshire.
Booking a restaurant for a Saturday night meal is a must (even Pizza Express) and the warnings on some long outdated VT pages about drunks in the town are now an exaggeration.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A compact town made for walking
  • Cons:Heavy traffic spoils the town
  • In a nutshell:Well worth a days visit
  • Last visit to Beverley: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 21, 2015
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  • spidermiss's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Interesting to read the tip about the cream telephone boxes.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    What a lovely page Colin - and as usual super photos. Will have to come back to finsh the tour - but it's already another place added to our list.

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Wow beverley is such a pretty place thanks for sharing your tips

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2010 at 1:55 AM

    Nice page Colin! I thought the Minster was beautiful, and the free Chocolate tasting sounds pretty good too!


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