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Beverley Minster, Beverley
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Went on a Sunday morning and found it was a harvest service; that was a bonus. Apart from the actual worship, though, it really is a magnificent building, well looked after, with pleasant informative ... read more »
A magnificent building cared for wonderfully by a devoted staff and wonderful volunteers. We had never visited Beverley, what a delightful town and market, we are certainly returning for Christmas mar... read more »
Free entry to this beautiful building a stunning example of medieval architecture. Situated just off the main pedestrian thoroughfare and convenient to the station . a level walk from the bustle of to... read more »
Beautiful building in the market town of Beverley, lots of history within the building and surrounding area. Occasional tours up one of the towers to the roof for spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
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