Destinations, Reviews

Beverley: East Riding of Yorkshire, England

The historical market town of Beverley often attracts historians, shoppers and musicians. Look a little closer and there are gardens, walking paths and sporting events to discover.

The most popular outdoor space is Beverley Westwood. A pasture historically used for chalk and as an area for making lime is nowadays a large open space visited frequently by families.  On nice days and warm evenings, families and couples flock to the Westwood in search of somewhere to kick a ball around or fly a kite.  It´s somewhat relaxed atmosphere makes the perfect area for a stroll around its grassy pasture and woodland areas.  The Westwood has also become well known for its resident ice cream van and herd of cows, who are always on the lazy look out for a family with a picnic. For those looking for a little extra there is a golf course and the popular Beverley Races.

Known as ‘The Jewel of East Yorkshire’ Beverley was named one of the best places to live in the U.K. 

The quaint town of Beverley with its narrow streets and bustling centre is also home to the 15th Century North Bar Gate and the medieval Beverley Minster. The Minster is the starting point for the Minster Way, the approximately 50 mile walk between Beverley Minster and York Minster. The Minster Way passes from East Yorkshire to North Yorkshire, taking in the surrounding countryside and crossing the Yorkshire Wolds with the chalk hills.

The Beverley Parks Nature Reserve is a Woodland Trust site tucked away in the area around Shepherds Lane. The woodland area also has an orchard, beehives, wooden sculptures and wildlife to see whilst walking.

There are a few gardens around the town including the Coronation, more recently known as the Sensory Garden.

Various sporting events have and will take place in and around Beverley. The Olympic Torch passed through the town ahead of the 2012 London games. The Tour de Yorkshire cycling competition also passes through the town.

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