"Beverley - county town of East Yorkshire" Top 5 Page for this destination Beverley by Britannia2

Beverley Travel Guide: 120 reviews and 172 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 or as shown here from the bridge at Beveley Beck.

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Booking a restaurant for a Saturday night meal is a must (even Pizza Express) and the warnings on some long outdated VT pages about drunks in the town are now an exaggeration.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: Jul 2015
  • Intro Updated Jul 7, 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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