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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  • I had wanted to visit the Minster for years and it didn't disappoint. Firstly the volunteer staff were very welcoming, and helpful - thank you it made the visit even more memorable. The Minster is bea...  more »
  • A must see and lots to see so take your time. Lots of info and often volunteers to help guide you. Put the camera down and use your eyes is my advice, buy postcards if you need pictures! Don't miss th...  more »
  • Beverley Minster shouldn't be missed. It is one of the largest parish churches in the UK, larger than one third of all English cathedrals and regarded as a gothic masterpiece. Beautiful. Calming. Not ...  more »
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  • The place to see and visit in Beverley, the Minster is simply awe inspiring. The vergers are all very friendly and laid back, entry is free but please make a donation. Take a trip up to the roof or, on bank holidays, to the top of the clock tower, amazing views of Beverley and the surrounding area. This is the Church of st John who could have been the patron saint of England but for that dragon slaying Turk!
  • It was cool but I saw a dead rat. I think. It could have also been a black hat
  • Well this is a magnificent building that's circa 800 years old. Fabulous architecture and features inside and out. Obviously it holds all special holiday events and you should see it at Christmas with hundreds of Christmas trees from charities and local companies lining the halls and two massive ones near the altar. There are burial chamber stones set in the walls and floor everywhere dating back to the 1700's. They obviously hold services in this grand building. Free to enter, there are books and guides to buy as well as lighting candles. A small shop occupies a corner too. Amoungst some burial tombs. A kid's club was building up while we were there too. If you are an hour or two awsy, visit. Beverly has some nice shops & restaurants in the area too.
  • Always tranquil. Beautiful walk back through Beverley's history.
  • Beautiful and peaceful. A great historical place well worth visiting.

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