Visit Beverley

Places to Visit, Things to Do

We headed for a day trip to Beverley, which is just under an hours drive away from the cottages here at Cliff House Holiday Cottages. Beverley is a fantastic market town in the East Riding of Yorkshire (never call it East Yorkshire!). The town has a collection of many high end shops, but if shopping isn’t your thing there is still plenty to do including visiting the town’s Minster and St Mary’s Church.

St Mary’s, Beverley

St Mary’s in Beverley is very interesting. With two fantastic ceilings, one blue with stars and another with the Kings of old England (mythical and real). In the church there are fantastic carving on the misericords (seats with a lips, so that you could look like you were standing, when in fact you were resting) – these carvings date back over 600 years, but there is a remarkably accurate carving of an elephant – how many of them were there to see in the East Riding back then!

Elsewhere in St Mary’s there is a remarkable exhibition of the busts used to create the latest stone carvings that in 2022 where fixed to the outside of the work during restoration work. All the busts are of women that have contributed to STEM, from Marie Curie to Amy Johnson and Helen Sharman

If you’re looking for more holiday inspiration we’ve created our very own “Insider’s Guide to North Yorkshire” in it we share some of the top things to do when on holiday here. To down load your copy, please visit –

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Come stay at Cliff House Holiday Cottages

Our five holiday cottages in North Yorkshire are just on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and 20 minutes from the Yorkshire Coast.  Half way between the market town of Pickering and the seaside town of Scarborough. We offer a perfect year round base for exploring what the area has to offer, from Flamingo Land, the North York Moors Railway to the modern history museum of Eden Camp and a lot more besides! Our range of five cottages include a 6 person cottage with one en suite and a further 2 bathrooms, as well as smaller cottages suitable for couples and people travelling on their own.  All of our cottages are set within 2 acres of grounds, are dog friendly and all cottages have access to our indoor heated swimming pool and games room.  As “Walking Friendly” accommodation, we supply maps and local guide books with details of lots of local walks  – also as we live on site we are also on hand to recommend a walk or two!



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