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…