Beverley Minster, Beverley

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 .
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  • Loved the minster, so much history well preserved and presented BUT so disappointed when entering minster shop. Counters and items for sale across Tombs and plaques, where is the reverence or pride on...  more »
  • This church is magnificent.. it is set back on small grounds but inside is huge. I could’ve got married in there it’s so beautiful. Very lucky to have this on my doorstep. The people are very nice who...  more »
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  • A very well managed and kept clean Place well worth visiting. The staffs on duty are helpful and knowledgeable. There’s no entry fee to the Minster that makes a change from many other similar places in England. Apart from the load of valuable information the toilet facilities are provided for the visitors free of charge. An excellent service.
  • Stunning place. Largest parish church in the country. Refreshingly you don't have to pay to get in.
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