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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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TripAdvisor
  • Beverley Minster is a magnificent building, looking more like a cathedral in scale and appearance but nevertheless, it is our parish church. seen from a distance it stands proudly surrounded by small ...  more »
  • The Minster is stunning in so many ways. Visitors are warmly and genuinely welcomed by greeters who really do know their stuff; the fabric of the building is amazing, and just looking across this wond...  more »
  • A quiet (as in reflective) and charming Minster set in the lovely Market Town of Beverley. Like many buildings spanning so many centuries it has a lot of history. Also take a 5 minutes walk up the roa...  more »
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  • Beverley is a lovely place to visit and the Minster is the icing on the cake. Free to enter but donations welcome. I much prefer to wander around in here than in York cathedral. Volunteer guides are available and tea and coffee too. The small gift shop has very friendly staff.
  • Great place to visit and wonder around. Free to enter just need to pay a small amount to take photos.
  • Lovely and so is all of beverly I often pop
  • This place is HUGE! a great building to see art, and uncased fibers from yesteryear.
  • 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.