Beverley Minster, Beverley

Learn the secret history of Beverley Minster and see sweeping views of the surrounding countryside by joining a guided roof tour. The minster owes its origins and much of its subsequent importance to St. John of Beverley, who founded a local monastery around 700 and whose bones still lie beneath a plaque in the nave. The present building, begun around 1220, stands as one of the finest examples of Perpendicular design. The minster is famous for its twin towers on the western front, which formed the inspiration for the design of Westminster Abbey. Inside is the tomb of Lady Eleanor Percy, dated to around 1340, which is covered with a richly decorated canopy and represents one of the best surviving examples of Gothic art. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Beverley Minster by using our Beverley tour itinerary planning app .
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  • Not sure the difference between a minster and a church, or a cathedral for that matter. York has a minster and is a city, Beverly is a town! Answers on a post card. Still it is a fascinating building ...  more »
  • Such a lovely building dominating the town. It's well worth a visit to see the glass windows and history of the building. It's free entry and they only ask for a donation. There's also free toilets. W...  more »
  • We were welcomed as soon as we walked through the door. Presumably the ladies are volunteers? We were handed a booklet with very useful & interesting information in it. We had a leisurely look around ...  more »
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  • Beautiful building inside and outside. I'm not a religious person but you've got to admire the peaceful setting inside ( almost made me rethink things...) Nice little gift shop inside and tea and coffee is available for a contribution. You've got to pay a visit if your passing, you'll not be disappointed.
  • I didn't expect to find this gem in this town. It's very large and beautifully preserved, both on the outside and on the inside. I also listened to the choir rehearsing for the sermon and they were splendid. Take your time to visit it all. They offer free flyers at the entrance. There's also a bathroom for tourists at the exit. Free entrance but I guess donations are welcome. I found the gift shop a little too...touristic.
  • Interesting afternoon exploring Beverley Minster. Grandchildren enjoyed doing the Angel and Monster trails. Well worth a few hours of your time
  • An impressive minister with some gorgeous large stained glass windows. Go on a Sunday afternoon to be enthralled by the wonderful sounds of their choral singing group.
  • Warm welcome and free entry. Help your self to hot drink and biscuits for a donation. The carving in stone and wood inside is fantastic. If you want to take photos its 3 pound at the shop for a permit.

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