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Beverley Tourist Information For First Visitors

Beverley is a major market town and the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, located between the River Hull and the Westwood.

The town is noted for its main feature the Beverley Minster and various other architecturally significant religious buildings, as well as the Beverley Racecourse and the bustling marketplace; the town itself is around 1,300 years old.

The town was originally known as Inderawuda and was founded by Saint John of Beverley during the time of Angle kingdom Northumbria.

After a period of Viking control, it was passed into the hands of Saxons where it became more prominent in terms of religious importance in Great Britain.

It continued to grow especially under the Normans when its trading industry was first established. A place of pilgrimage through the Middle Ages due to its founder, Beverley eventually became known as a noted wool-trading town.

Beverley was once the 10th largest town in England and amongst the richest, thanks in part to its connection to the founding saint of the town John of Beverley, however, the English Reformation saw the town drop in stature.

For twenty-two years, Beverley was the centre of the local government district of Beverley Borough and is now the East Riding county town. It is located 8 miles north-west of Hull, 10 miles east of Market Weighton and 12 miles west of Hornsea.

According to the 2001, United Kingdom Census the total population of the urban area of Beverley was 29,110, of whom 17,549 live in the historic parish.

As well as its Racecourse and markets, Beverley is known in the modern day for hosting various music festivals throughout the year.

In the heart of Beverley, The Tudor Rose Hotel is housed in a beautiful Grade II heritage-listed building. There is a bar, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi access.

All of the rooms at The Tudor Rose have private bathrooms, TVs and tea/coffee facilities.

Free parking permits are given to guests staying at The Tudor Rose.

The Tudor Rose Hotel is only a few minutes from the train and bus stations. Beverley Minster and Beverley Race Course are close by.

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