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Beverley Minster, Beverley

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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. Use our Beverley family vacation planner to visit Beverley Minster on your trip to Beverley, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very interesting minster, the guides on the door are very kind and informative, I took a good hour to go round and absorb all of the history of this magnificent place  more »
  • Lovely place to stay and visit would definitely come back with family and stay for longer .........great places to cost around town  more »
  • Fabulous building, well worth a visit if you are in the area. Very helpful and informative staff. You will not be dissapointed.  more »
  • 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!
  • Beautiful and peaceful. A great historical place well worth visiting.
  • Beautiful cathedral-like church with fantastic ornamentation. Very friendly staff and guides available.
  • Beverley is a beautiful town that is being slowly revived with the upcoming Flemingate region. The minster is at the heart of the town and a great point to help you direct you around!
  • I live in Beverley, and it's great having the Minster here to visit at times and go past daily. My daughter goes to some of the activities they do for children and loves it.