Trip Planner: Europe / UK / England / Yorkshire / East Riding of Yorkshire / Beverley / Beverley Minster
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Beverley Minster by using our Beverley tour itinerary planning app.
Beverley Minster Reviews
Took a short trip from Hull on an extremely cold and windy day! The light was just right for photographing the minster and also the unusual all wooden footbridge at the railway station (which the TA..... more »
My wife, daughter and I had a short break in Beverley and went along to Evensong at The Minster. The Ryedale choir were peforming during the service which was beautiful. The Minster was cold but... more »
Stunning church, so much to see. We went on the roof tour up very steep stairs. The guide was very informative and the view out of the top windows was amazing. Don't miss the ornate don't with a very ornate carved wooden cover. Small gift shop and teas and coffees for a £1 donation.
We love our British history and the Minster is a fantastic example both inside and out, spanning hundreds of years and packed with fantastic architecture. There are many examples of our military heritage on display as well as all the fixtures and fittings illustrating our religious beliefs. Guides were available to answer questions and offer information as required. Well worth a visit after experiencing the retail delights of Beverley high street
Places to stay near Beverley Minster
Plan your trip to Beverley
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Beverley
Hidden gems in Beverley
Shopping in Beverley
Nearby attractions in Beverley
Plans to Beverley Minster by other users
24 days in Yorkshire BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Yorkshire BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in Skegness BY A USER FROM IRELAND March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Yorkshire BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Sharjah & Kingston-upon-Hull BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM HUNGARY October, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy