Top 10 Things to do in Beverley

Top 10 Things to do in Beverley

With its mix of cobbled lanes and elegant Georgian and Victorian terraces, Beverley is a fabulous example of a traditional market town. If you only have a short time to visit, you'll need to make sure that you pack in the most important sights so I've compiled for you the ten most popular places to visit in Beverley.

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Explore Beverley's Georgian Quarter

Explore Beverley's Georgian Quarter

No visit to Beverley would be complete without taking in the town's Georgian Quarter where the mix of independent shops and businesses makes it a must for locals, regular visitors and tourists alike. Beverley's North Bar Within and North Bar Without form one of the East Riding of Yorkshire's most famous landmarks and are situated in the centre of the Georgian Quarter which starts just outside the bar and finishes just past the historic St Mary's church.

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Antiques Shopping in Beverley

Antiques Shopping in Beverley

One of the most interesting shops on Beverley's busy pedestrian street is St Crispins Antique Centre. Housed in a fine Grade II listed building and boasting one of the largest collections of antiques in the north of England, St Crispins has 2 large floors of rooms and cabinets which have …

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Browse Beverley's Markets

Browse Beverley's Markets

Beverley is famous for its traditional markets which take place on both a Saturday and a Wednesday, every week; in fact, a thriving market has existed in Beverley for centuries as it sold the produce from the local farmers. The two main squares at either end of the pedestrianised shopping streets of Butcher Row and Toll Gavel are named Saturday market and Wednesday market respectively, depicting the day on which the market runs.

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Hunt for Beverley's Outdoor Art

Hunt for Beverley's Outdoor Art

Whilst exploring the streets of Beverley, you'll probably notice paintings that are on display on exterior walls around the town. These paintings are part of the 'Painting the Town Fred and Mary' exhibition which features paintings from local artists Fred and Mary Elwell. There are 22 paintings in total, forming a trail around the town which is popular with visitors to Beverley.

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A walk around the Millenium Orchard

A walk around the Millenium Orchard

The Millenium Orchard is located a few miles outside of Beverley in a local nature reserve called Beverley Parks. It is one of the largest, noncommercial orchards of northern varieties of apples in England and is a place of interest for archeologists, historians, fruit growers, ecologists, beekeepers, walkers, picnickers and everyone who loves to spend time in the countryside.

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Discover the Listed Buildings in Beverley

Discover the Listed Buildings in Beverley

If you're out and about in Beverley, East Yorkshire, why not have a look out for the listed buildings in the town? They are scattered around Beverley and include old merchant houses, a market cross, churches and offical buildings. In the UK, the term listed building means a building or other structure that is of special architectural, historical or cultural significance.

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Boat trips from Beverley

Boat trips from Beverley

What could be more fun than messing about on the water? In Beverley, there are a number of ways to spend the day on Beverley Beck or out on the River Hull. One of the easiest ways to do this is by contacting the Beverley Barge Preservation Society who run chartered boat trips down the Beck and then onto the river Hull, towards either Driffield or Hull.

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Beverley the Dining Room of East Yorkshire

Beverley the Dining Room of East Yorkshire

Beverley restaurants">In recent years, Beverley has gained an enviable reputation as being one of the best places in Yorkshire for good food. People from far and wide visit Beverley, eager to eat in one of the fabulous restaurants that the town is famous for. From smaller establishments using local produce and creating speciality ethnic food, to national high street eateries and smaller fine-dining independents, Beverley has it all.

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A Walk along Beverley Beck

A Walk along Beverley Beck

This pleasant 1.5 mile stroll from the centre of Beverley takes you along the banks of Beverley's historic waterway, up to the River Hull and back. This kilometre long waterway was once the heart ofBeverley’s thriving industrial centre. Along the way you'll find moorings, old barges, a boatyard and opportunities for fishing in the Beck.

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Take Part in Beverley's Festivals

During the course of the year, Beverley plays host to a variety of different cultural festivals which showcase the arts from around the region and beyond. The festivals start off in May with the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival. Here you'll find orchestral concerts in Beverley Minster alongside smaller instrumental and vocal ensembles presented in churches around the region.

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Cycle Routes around Beverley

Cycle Routes around Beverley

Famous for its fabulous Minster, Beverley is surrounded by quaint villages and breathtaking scenery which makes it an ideal location for cycling. Beverley is on a national by-way. Cycle routes 65 and 66 go right through the town as well as the National Cycle Network 1. The North Sea Cycle Route also passes through Beverley and the Way of the Roses cycle route which goes from Morecambe to Bridlington also passes through Beverley.

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