The medieval town of Beverley in East Yorkshire is famous for its 13th century Minster, its markets and its music. It’s a bustling market town, with cobbled streets and quaint street names that remind you of its Anglo-Saxon heritage; names like Toll Gavel, Butcher Row, Ladygate, Hengate, Wednesday Market and Saturday Market.
It’s a popular destination with caravan owners, especially in September, when the annual Lawns Caravan Extravaganza Show arrives in the nearby village of Cottingham.
Beverley is home to some very impressive landmarks, including St Mary’s church located at the north end of the town. The church houses a pillar in the nave which commemorates the minstrels of northern England and there are several musical carvings in the Minster.
Once you’re parked or pitched up, there are plenty of walking tours available which offer great views of Beverley’s stunning architecture; see the Georgian fronted shops in the winding streets of the Saturday Market and follow the medieval crafts and guilds trail. These trade guilds made Beverley one of the wealthiest towns in medieval times.
The more adventurous walker might like to take on the marked 20 mile route that links the magnificent Humber Bridge with Beverley via the foreshore, woodlands, Skidby windmill, Risby and across Beverley Westwood, a large area of open pasture land just outside the town.
Beverley has plenty of modern wine bars and cosmopolitan coffee shops too. There are a number of upmarket shops and many boutique-style shops as well as those for everyday use. One particular hotspot is St Crispin Arcade, a Grade II listed building with several antique shops inside. And if you fancy a flutter, a day at Beverley Races is always an option!
East Yorkshire borders the coast so, naturally, seafood features on many of the menus and locally sourced fresh produce not only helps to support the local economy but reduces food miles too.
The Lawns Caravan Extravaganza Show 2013 is held just a few miles away from Beverley in Cottingham. The event, which takes place the 7th and 8th of September, gives caravan owners a first-look at the new season’s latest models from leading UK caravan manufacturers such as Coachman, Elddis, Lunar and the Swift Group – including Sprite and Sterling brands.
Over the two-day event visitors can also explore a huge indoor caravan and motorhome accessories shop for that must-have purchase, enjoy food stalls and can even keep the children entertained at the onsite funfair.
If you’re looking for ideas on places to visit in your caravan, Visit Yorkshire has lots of ideas to inspire you.