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History and Culture

Heritage, History, Homes and Culture

The historic market town of Beverley has beauty and 'small town' charm in abundance. With an awe-inspiring Minster, location for the filming of TV historic drama 'Victoria', heritage trails, many fine buildings, and places or interest to explore there is lots to see and do for all ages.

It is also worth visiting the beautiful Beverley Guildhall, if only for the stunning Georgian courtroom featuring plaster stucco-work by Giuseppe Cortese which featured in the TV period drama 'Death comes to Pemberley'.

Within easy reach of Beverley, there are a number of historic museums, stunning stately homes and beautiful gardens to visit.


Take a stroll around Beverley...

Beverley North Bar
The only surviving brick built town gate in the country, Beverley North Bar. Rebuilt in brick in 1409, built to facilitate taxation. Of the original four this is the only remaining gate.
Beverley Art Galllery
Beverley Art Gallery holds the largest collection of works by celebrated local artist Frederick Elwell along with themed displays from permanent and temporary exhibitions with supporting events.
Beverley Market Cross
In 1714 a market cross was erected in Saturday Market. On it are 4 shields with the arms of Queen Anne, Beverley Borough, the Warton and Hotham families whom gave money to help build it.
Beverley Friary
Set in a restored Dominican friary mentioned in the Canterbury Tales, YHA Beverley Friary is situated next to Beverley Minster, a beautiful setting to stay or just take a look.
Beverley Guildhall
Representing over 500 years of civic pride, The Guildhall is an historic building, with original 17th and 18th century furniture, is home to England's oldest minstrel's chains.
Beverley Treasure House
Treasure House to explore the region's history. Research room for studying archives, and exhibitions on local heritage. Also a fantastic view of Beverley from the tower.

Burton Constable Hall - Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Constable Burton Agnes

Sledmere House - Burnby Hall & Gardens

Sledmere House Burnby Hall and Gardens

Skidby Mill - Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Beverley Events Calendar

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Beverley Friary

A 600-year-old Dominican friary with medieval and Tudor wall paintings. The friary is not just a place to visit, it is also a place to stay. Beverley Friary is a YHA hostel.

Filming of Death Comes to Pemberley

Period drama 'Death Comes to Pemberley' - sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - filmed at Beverley Guildhall. August 1, 2013.