Top 5 Things to Do in Beverley
Beverley is a market town and a civil parish located off the east riding of Yorkshire, England. The town in well-known for the Beverley Minster. With its beautiful greenery, Beverley Westwood is just on the outskirts, where a day at the races is a popular choice for many, or for a relaxed day of sightseeing, why not visit the Minster? There is plenty of things to do in Beverly. Here are some of the top attraction in Beverley that is worth a visit.
The Beverley Minster is the parish church of St. John and St. Martin. The monastery was founded in the 6th century by John, bishop of York, on the site where Beverly Minster stands. John died in 721, his body was buried in a chapel of the Saxon church. He was canonised in 1037. The church that stands today was built around his tomb. Building work began in 1190 and was completed in 1420. It is there now. The Beverley Minster was famous during the middle ages for its miracles. The sacred tomb attracted pilgrims from far and wide. Today the church is still a popular destination for visitors. As well as this, it has also continued to be a place of worship for the community. A great place to visit when in Beverley.
East Riding Theatre
The Beverley theatre can be traced back to the plays that were performed by craft guild members in the middle ages. This historic theatre is worth a visit while in Beverley. Performances took place across Beverley including Cross Bridge which is a few feet from East riding theatre is now.
The building works are underway to transform the former chapel into a theatre with the capacity to seat an audience of 200 people. Classic plays are performed at the theatre.
Beverley Race Course
You will always receive a warm welcome at Beverley and there is nothing more splendid than a day at Beverley racecourse. You are bound to have a seriously good time. The race course has been opening its doors to the public for 300 years and has become one of Beverley’s mains attractions. It is set in the stunning surroundings of The Westwood, the racecourse hosts horse racing between April and September every year.
There is also great day out opportunities at the race course. From the family themed May day with a fun fair and petting zoo to the glamour of lady’s day.
The Skidby windmill was built in 1821 by Norman and Smithson of Hull. They display illustrations of the agricultural and rural history of the area. Children’s trails and information sheets are available free from the mill reception, and there are hand-held information sheets in both galleries and in the mill tower.
The Museum at Skidby Mill has collections relating to rural and agricultural heritage of the East Riding, this including:
> Farming and milling collections.
> Photographs and objects relating to East Riding rural and village life.
> reminiscences relating to East Riding rural life.
> In addition it has two specialist collections:
> Alex West collection of market gardening and agricultural implements.
> Norman Creaser collection of agricultural implements and models.
The Beverley Guildhall has been the home of the civic governance in Beverley for over 500 years. the building was remodelled in the 17th and 18th centuries. Therefore, the building now features an impressive Georgian courtroom that will stun anyone. There is also a Magistrates’ Room with original 17th Century furniture and an elegant Mayor’s Parlour with a silver collection dating back to several centuries. A great place to visit in Beverley.