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Although Beverley isn’t the capital of the East Yorkshire Riding it’s one of the most prominent towns and certainly one of the prettiest. It dates from the seventh century and during the Middle Ages had a reputation for being one of the religious centres of the North, with Beverley Minster standing testament to its illustrious history. Beverley was spared the worst ravages of war and the industrial revolution, which means it’s a small, pleasant town that retains a lot of its original features including medieval cobbled streets, plenty of green spaces and attractive housing stock. Live here is slow paced and easy, with a great sense of community. The Saturday Market for example is a local institution and gives locals the chance to get together to celebrate local produce.
Beverley Racecourse attracts people from all over the area, with its annual Ladies Day being one of the highlights of the East Yorkshire Riding calendar. If that doesn’t sway you then the countryside will. Beverley sits on the Eastern edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds and not far from attractive seaside towns such as Bridlington and Hornsea.
Beverley is a mid-sized town with a population of just under 30,000. Like the rest of the East Yorkshire Riding, the population is older than the population of the UK as a whole with a significant number of retirees.
The vast majority describe themselves as white British and the major industries are manufacturing, health and education and retail. There are low levels of crime and unemployment.
There are several secondary schools to choose from, the most famous of which is the boys-only Beverley Grammar School.
This school dates back to 700AD, with several famous alumni, and is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. For girls there’s Beverley High School, which is also rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Beverley is on a direct train line to Hull, Doncaster and Scarborough. Trains to London go King’s Cross via Doncaster and take just over three hours.
The A1079 runs between Hull and York and passes close to Beverley, giving the town road links West and South. Regular bus routes go to surrounding towns such as Driffield, Bridlington and Market Weighton.
Amenities and shopping
The markets on both Saturday and Wednesday feature fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, flowers, local produce, haberdashery and records. The town centre is pedestrianised with pretty, narrow streets and has a good mix of chain stores such as Marks and Spencer, WH Smith, Somerfield and Boots and smaller independents shops. Beverley’s past as a destination for religious pilgrims has endowed it with a large number of pubs, including the Sun Inn dating back to 1530.
There are a number of music festivals in Beverley during the summer, including the Beverley Folk Festival, a Jazz Festival and the Chamber Music Festival. During the autumn the town runs a food festival with local produce and cooking demonstrations. As well as the Racecourse, the town also boasts the Beverley and East Riding Golf Club.
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