When you visit the city of York in the heart of Yorkshire, Great Britain, the Minster dominates the skyline.
As a child in Yorkshire who had a Christian upbringing visits to the Minster were not rare. Living an hour or so away, via train, Sunday School and Church Pilgrimages often ended at the Minster. These days, in common with many other religious places of worship it costs to enter the Minster. It is a fine building and even viewed from outside is worth a look.
For us during our recent four-day stay it was a good landmark.
Once we found the Minster it was easy to retrace our steps back to our bed and breakfast accommodation.
Be warned though we did get lost on our first day. We left the middle of York via an ancient gateway thinking it was the one we had entered by. It was not. Lesson learned. There is more than one historic entrance in the old walls of York.
If you go to the Minster in time for the Sunday Service you are able to enter the service part of the church for free. Other than that charges apply.
Hubby is not in favour of pay to enter churches believing it goes against the grain of Christianity. For me as I say I have visited many times before.
There is an on site shop but it is pricey. Outside the Minster there is a nice green area, shops, statues, a craft fair on a weekend and more.
The Craft Fair is free on a Sunday. It is held in the historic building of St William's college close to the Minster.
In the right weather the Minster park is a lovely picnic area. Nearby bustling streets buzz but you can have some peace and quiet gathering your thoughts in the small park.
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The market town of Beverley in Yorkshire is a great little place to visit.
It is probably also a good place to live but house prices are relatively high compared to similar properties in the nearby city of Kingston-Upon-Hull.
But whether you visit for a day or a longer vacation remember to pop into Beverley Minster.
We visited the Minster recently having visited Beverley many times in recent years without venturing as far as the Minster.
The trail of shopping snakes along through Beverley with the Westwood at one end and the Minster at the other and the main market place somewhere in the middle.
The Minster was well worth visiting and unusually in 2017 it is free to enter.
Donations are welcomed and we were generous. It is surprising how when you are not forced to pay up you give more generously.
But we also did so as it was a beautiful place to visit.
Where is Beverley?
The historic market town of Beverley is around seven miles from the city of Kingston-Upon-Hull on the North Bank of the River Humber. It is in the county of Yorkshire.
In summer race-goers flock to the town but Beverley racecourse is also host to other events.
For a small town Beverley has plenty to offer including historic buildings, the Saturday and Wednesday Market, folk music events, pubs, cafes, restaurants, an Art Gallery, the Minster and the Westwood which is a great area for walks.
It is a good place for a holiday base if you want to explore parts of Yorkshire including York and Kingston-upon-Hull the UK's 2017 City of Culture, but also coastal towns.
It has a train and bus service and plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants.
The Minster welcomes tens of thousands of visitors a year and is usually open every day.
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