Beverley Minster and a tale of two markets

A medieval market town littered with fine examples of Georgian architecture, Mark Bibby Jackson discovers that Beverley is steeped in tradition with the Beverley Minster, great pubs and a cheese and pickle sandwich to fight over.

Since Hull was declared the UK’s City of Culture in 2017, the East Riding city has benefited from a series of regeneration and cultural projects, and its tourism industry has grown exponentially. However, it’s not just the city itself that has reaped the rewards. Only eight miles away, the Georgian town of Beverley has also benefitted.

Paul Schofield runs tours of both Hull and Beverley. The previous year he escorted me down the narrow lanes of the former city ­– as well as a few pubs – and this time it’s the turn of its sister town. After our morning tour, he’ll head back to Hull, where he lives, for an afternoon tour, before returning once more to Beverley for a Ghost Tour of the town. He also runs pub tours.


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