Beverley Westwood


The western edge of Beverley is bounded by this large area of common pasture studded with mature trees, which has been used as grazing for local livestock for centuries. The land, owned 'in common' by the community since 1380, is overseen by the Pasture Masters, a group of men elected from the Freemen of Beverley each March. Contented cows amble across the unfenced road, while walkers stroll and enjoy the gorgeous views of Beverley Minster.

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1. St Mary's Church

0.63 MILES

Doomed to play second fiddle to Beverley Minster, St Mary's Church, at the other end of town, was built between 1120 and 1530. The west front (late 14th…

2. Beverley Minster


One of the great glories of English religious architecture, Beverley Minster is the most impressive church in the country that is not a cathedral. The…

3. Maritime Museum

7.78 MILES

In the early 19th century Hull had the largest whaling fleet in Britain, providing the whale oil that greased the wheels of the country's industrial…

4. Ferens Art Gallery

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Following extensive renovations, the Ferens Art Gallery reopened in 2017 as part of Hull's City of Culture celebrations. The permanent art collection…

5. Guildhall

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This huge neoclassical building dates from 1916 and houses vast areas of polished marble, and oak and walnut panelling. It is now an off-limits council…

6. Wilberforce House

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The wealth that Britain amassed as the world's first industrial nation was directly aided by the transatlantic slave trade, and this important museum…

7. Old Town

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Hull's Old Town is where a grand minster and cobbled streets flush with Georgian town houses give a flashback to the prosperity the town once knew. It…

8. Streetlife Museum

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This fascinating museum contains re-created street scenes from Georgian and Victorian times and from the 1930s, with all sorts of historic vehicles to…