ead east to picturesque Beverley and you’ll have the Wolds at your feet. The stunning market town oozes history and is an ideal location for a meander around its medieval streets or to explore the surrounding Yorkshire Wolds’ undulating hills, inspiration for some of renowned Yorkshire artist, David Hockney’s, famous creations. For boutique luxury in a historic setting, check in to The Beverley Arms and check out the impressive recent £6.5m revamp. The splendid hotel now offers 38 beautiful bedrooms and for delicious dining or a tempting tipple, there’s an inviting bar and restaurant, plus private rooms for eating and meeting, as well as an outdoor courtyard area complete with fire pit. All tastefully restored with contemporary additions, yet retaining stunning period features, a well-deserved nod to the building’s impressive heritage. The 18th century former coaching inn, has been welcoming visitors to the area since opening its doors back in 1794. Situated in the Georgian Quarter, St Mary’s Church opposite boasts a 1335 carving of a rabbit, said to be one of the inspirations for Lewis Carroll’s March Hare in Alice in Wonderland. Originally a posting house, where horses would be changed after the turnpike road journey between Beverley and Hull, legend has it that infamous highwayman, Dick Turpin, allegedly stayed at The Beverley Arms (then known as The Blue Bell Inn) before his 1738 appearance in front of the town’s magistrates. Fast forward to the 20th century and it’s said to have been a favourite haunt of the late poet and literary legend, Philip Larkin.
UP IN ARMS Travelling around England’s largest county, whether you’re Yorkshire born and bred or a first time visitor, there’s so much to see and do, ensuring new discoveries in all directions.