Located in the scenic East Riding area of Yorkshire, Beverley was once voted one of the best places to live in the UK and is renowned for its rich heritage, historic buildings and medieval skyline.
Beverley is steeped in history and remains wonderfully unspoiled. The beautiful town offers its local residents a range of boutique cafes, superb restaurants, terrific pubs and award winning walks. The cobbled streets and surrounding rolling hills form the perfect setting for Beverley's famous local market, which offers such attractions as fresh local produce, flourishing nursery plants and delicious home bakes for the residents and visitors. It’s a town that tells a fascinating story, with local legends and community culture very much embedded in this small settlement.
The Beverly Minster is one of the main attractions of this town, known for its exquisite gothic style. It is the largest Church of England Parish Church. Founded in 700 AD, the current building was completed in 1400.
The Minster contains three styles: Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular, with many who visit this church today experiencing a sense of calm and spiritual peace within its walls.
For lovers of ecclesiastical buildings, St Mary's Church is also well worth a visit. It was constructed in the 12th Century with many later restorations up to and including work by Pugin and Gilbert Scott in the 19th Century.
The ceiling has 40 Kings painted on it, some historic and some probably mythical. There may also be an Alice in Wonderland connection with a stone 'white rabbit' carved into a door frame.
Historic and cultural delights
To get a wonderful overview of Beverley's history and cultural life, the Treasure House is a one-stop centre for heritage and information services, providing access to the collections of the East Riding Archives, Beverley Art Gallery, Beverley Guildhall and archaeology of the Museums Service under one roof. The Treasure House opened in 2007, which supported by a £3.9m from the Heritage Lottery Fund Incidentally, the tower also offers views across the town of Beverley.
There are also many action-packed days out to be enjoyed by you and the family. For instance, what about a trip to the UK’s first ever dual-level inflatable theme park? Inflata Nation offers the chance to experience the UK's biggest ball pool filled with 200,000 balls, as well as a host of other fun activities such as the incredible Inflata Mountain!
If you are lucky enough to live in this area, and are considering fostering a child or young adult, we would love to hear from you here at Fostering to Inspire. Perhaps you’re already with a foster agency, but are looking for more information or guidance? Whatever your needs, we are on hand to assist in any way we can.
At Fostering to Inspire we believe that the development of a child starts in the home which is why we take the time to fully understand your needs, as well as the child or children put in your care.
We ensure that we are on call to answer any questions you may have, and are able to provide information, guidance and care as much as you need it, with continuous support throughout your journey with us.