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An Insider's Mini Guide to Living in Beverley

An Insider's Mini Guide to Living in Beverley
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Beverley's Best Bits

An incredibly attractive market town steeped in history, it’s hardly surprising that the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire has been voted as one of the top places to live in the country. Here at Strata, we understand that people want to live in the best locations, which is why we’ve created a collection of beautiful 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes in Beverley, a sought after location that anyone would be proud to call home. But if being voted as one of the best places to live in the country isn’t enough to convince you of this town’s appeal, let’s take a quick tour of Beverley’s highlights and best places to visit.

Beverley's History and Heritage

Beverley is home to Beverley Minster, one of the largest parish churches in the UK. Regarded by many to be a Gothic masterpiece, this grade I listed building is open to members of the public who can explore over 1000 years of history, from the Norman font, stained glass windows right the way through to the impressive organ. 

However the Minster isn’t the only example of stunning architecture in this town. Just a 15 minute stroll from the Minster, St Mary’s Church, also a grade I listed building, is another example of the fine architecture to be found in Beverley. Open to visitors and worshippers alike, the church is home to a rather familiar looking carving of a rabbit holding a messenger bag located on a stone archway inside the church. It’s long been suspected that this carving inspired the White Rabbit in Lewis Caroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, and is just one of the fascinating pieces of history waiting to be discovered inside. 

Adding to the town’s charm and beauty is that the main route into Beverley winds through Westwood Pastures. This is one of the best areas of common land in the country and a green expanse of land, usually home to free-grazing cows. And it’s also home to one of Beverleys’ monuments and local landmarks: The Black Mill. A grade II listed building, the walk across pastures to visit this local landmark is an opportunity to take in the town’s beautiful surroundings.

Arts and Culture in Beverley

Beverley Art Gallery can be found in the upstairs of the Treasure House. Housing a permanent collection of Victorian, Edwardian and modern art, the gallery also has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions too, which visitors are welcome to explore. Ranging from contemporary to multimedia exhibitions, the gallery makes sure to feature a range of artists, from those working locally as well as national and international artists too. And residents of Beverley are also encouraged to keep an eye on the ‘what’s on’ calendar of East Riding Arts, who work with partners to deliver a range of art events and opportunities to try new things across the East Riding area.

Food and Drink in Beverley

There’s no doubt that there’s plenty to see and do in Beverley, but what mustn't be missed off of the to-do list is the food. There’s a range of independent eateries serving up some of the finest ingredients and local produce, and whether you’re after a casual cafe stop or a fine dining experience, there’s something for everyone in Beverley. We recommend Whites if you’re after a fine dining experience and want to experience innovative tasting menus. Don’t just expect to find classic British dishes being served up here either, for some of the best contemporary Japanese cuisine, Ogino in the centre of Beverley is another stop well worth checking out. And last but certainly not least in a town packed full of quality eateries, described as a pint-sized neighbourhood bistro and tapas bar, The Pig and Whistle is another place we’d recommend, and has previously featured in the Sunday Times 100 best places to eat in the UK. 

With a bustling centre, a wide range of things to see, do and get involved with and the beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds on the doorstep, it’s really no wonder that homes in this attractive market town don’t hang around for long. So if you’re thinking of making the move to Beverley, make sure you don’t miss out and book a viewing to come and see our brand new collection of beautiful, spacious homes at Anthem today.

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