East Yorkshire market town Beverley recently welcomed back its historic and hugely popular Saturday Market after a recent £2.6m renovation. Featuring over 100 unique market stalls and with a history stretching back to the 12th Century, Beverley’s Saturday Market opens from 8am until 4pm – early arrival is recommended as some stalls in this popular Yorkshire market sell out fast! Beverley is one of Yorkshire’s most popular market towns with a Wednesday and Saturday Market centred around a beautiful heritage market cross dating from 1714. The town has a year round programme of festivals, a magnificent Gothic minster, a wealth of Medieval and Georgian architecture and a world class racecourse hosting flat race meets from April to September.
Market Stalls at the Saturday Market
Come and enjoy over 100 market stalls showcasing the very best in local produce and crafts. Saturday market stalls here in Beverley sell everything from specialist food, emporium crafts and country fashions to freshly baked pies and pastries, bespoke roasted coffee and fine leaf tea and wonderful old fashioned sweets. If you’re on a self-catering holiday here pick up fresh fruit and vegetables from the market’s longest running stall – Malcolm Pattison Fruit & Vegetables or pamper yourself with beautifully crafted handmade soaps and bath creamers from the Soap Cakes stall. Cheese fans should head to the Ribblesdale Cheesemakers stall for a delectable range of cheese, chutney and jam. Find a detailed list of market stalls on the Beverley Market website.
Beverley’s Saturday Market is held in the heart of the town and is easily reached by rail, bus and by road. The town has a station with fast rail links to and from Hull and Scarborough. Regular Stagecoach and EYMS bus services also head to the town from the wider Yorkshire area. Several free car parks are located in the centre and Beverley is easily reach by road via the M62, on to the A63 then north from Hessle on the A164. York and Hull are both within an easy drive making the market a perfect day trip if you’re staying in either of these nearby Yorkshire cities.
Weekend Breaks in Beverley
With the Saturday Market now reopened, Beverley has a complete package of things to do and attractions for a perfect weekend break. The Yorkshire Wolds sit right on the market town’s doorstep and around the market you’ll find a host of fine independent shops, eateries and old inns. Beverley has a superb choice of luxury boutique hotels and guest houses in the town centre – browse the selection below – or opt for a stylish mews apartment. Award-winning cottages in and around Beverley are also plentiful.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.