In this short break you get to find out why Beverley is one of the most visited and popular market towns in the East Riding. Its cobbled streets and cosmopolitan atmosphere is a magnet for tourists from all over the country. Beverley can boast to have one of the finest church’s in England, the Minster, built in the 11th century it is a magnificent structure and a gothic masterpiece. Its quaint and antique shops are not out of place in this medieval market town, Georgian townhouses surround the medieval North Bar built in 1409 that leads to Beverley Westwood. Acres of pasture land that you and cattle are free to roam at your leisure, sitting on the edge of the Westwood is the racecourse, one of the oldest flat racing courses in the UK. If you have an interest in the art world, follow the Elwell trail, a series of 22 painting dotted around the town in recognition of the eminent RA artist.
Follow the Hudson rail trail from Beverley to Market Weighton. The disused railway connecting these two towns was named after the infamous George Hudson who was a 19th century rail magnate. Along this trail you will come across not 1 but 2 nature reserves run by the Yorkshire Wildlife trust, Rifle Butts quarry & Kiplingcoates quarry. Both these reserves have geological significance and Kiplingcoates has been designated a SSSI.
At the end of the Hudson way is Market Weighton, known as the ‘Heart of East Yorkshire’. A warm welcome is assured as this market town was one of the first nationally accredited ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns. Market Weighton is nestled at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds and within easy reach of the Wolds Way. The town is an ideal base for walking in the area, but don’t miss the ‘Bradley Heritage Trail’. William Bradley was the towns most famous resident and proudly boasts that he was the tallest Englishman who ever lived. The trail takes you on a circular tour of the towns historic buildings, picturesque green and high street. The town offers many public houses, cafe’s and shops to refresh you after a great days walking.
Day 1: Arrive Beverley – day at leisure to explore (optional extra of guided tour by English Heritage accredited guide)
Day 2: Walk the Hudson Way – Overnight in Market Weighton
Day 3: Depart
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