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Explore the Georgian Quarter

No visit to Beverley would be complete without taking in the town's Georgian Quarter where the mix of independent shops and businesses makes it a must for locals, regular visitors and tourists alike. Beverley's North Bar Within and North Bar Without form one of the East Riding of Yorkshire's most famous landmarks and are situated in the centre of the Georgian Quarter which starts just outside the bar and finishes just past the historic St Mary's church.

The fascinating streets of the Georgian Quarter contain the largest number of listed buildings in one street in the region. Also this part of Beverley is home to St Mary's Church a stunning building that stands proudly over the streets and is must see for any visitor to Beverley.

Historically, the area has been a thriving retail, leisure and business centre as well as a popular tourist destination. Its premier location, street scene and grandeur have meant that specialist retailers, boutique shops, quality restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs have all become well established in Beverley's Georgian Quarter.

To find the Georgian Quarter, start at the main Saturday Market square and head away from the busy pedestrianised street that is Toll Gavel. After a few minutes walk, you'll see St Mary's church on the right and you'll find yourself in the Georgian Quarter. There are a host of places to eat and drink here including the Michelin star rated Whites Restaurant, Grants Bistro 22 and Lucias Wine Bar.

If you fancy a pint then the Royal Standard Inn is a good choice with a super selection of real ales and light bites. Across the road from the Royal Standard is St Mary's Arcade which is a little hidden away and has a few independent shops that are definitely worth checking out. After all that eating, drinking and shopping, weary travellers may want to take a rest at the Coronation Gardens which is situated on the left, just before you reach the historic Beverley Bar, and is a relaxing area, and a great place to sit down and rest for a while.

So instead of staying in the town centre, why not take a short walk out to the Georgian Quarter and explore a hidden part of Beverley that is refreshingly old fashioned.