The Historic Market Town of Beverley, England

Chances are that unless you’ve either been before or are from Yorkshire, you probably haven’t heard of the town of Beverley, England.

As much of an Anglophile as I am, I hadn’t heard of it until a recent trip to England, when a local blogger showing me around the city of Hull suggested we go to Beverley for half a day.

Beverley is known for a few things: its market that takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, its Minster church, and its racecourse. It’s also known for its historic center – there’s been a settlement here in the East Riding of Yorkshire since the 7th century!

The town was originally founded around 700 AD by Saint John of Beverley, was under Viking rule for a while, and at one point was a major wool-trading port in the UK. Today, tourism makes up a large part of the town’s economy. And a half-day visit from Hull made me understand why.

There’s no way around it: Beverley is just adorable. It’s got that small-town English charm that I…

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