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“North Bar - Old Gateway to the town”
Review of North Bar

Ranked #10 of 32 things to do in Beverley
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

The Bar is the ancient remnant of Beverley's Northern Toll gate, which defined the Northern limit of the town. Inside the city city side of the Bar the bi-annual horse fair was held on the street within the bar while the bi-annual sheep fair was held in the street without the bar. Bars were built in a number of cities in England - like an ancient DART managed crossing or the M6 Toll - in the 12th and 13th centuries. North Bar is the only survivor in Beverley. It is a Grade 1 listed building and it is worth walking under and enjoying some of the finer details in paintings, and portcullis grooves which it offers for those who take a moment to enjoy reaching back Eight centuries in history. Built originally in the early fifteenth century for the princely sum of £97.11 pence Beverley could make more of this.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

As you walk through from Saturday Market, passing St Mary's Church into the Georgian Quarter you will see the only remaining Beverley gate, the North Bar, ahead of you. It was built over six hundred years ago and was one of the four bars or gates that allowed the main roads to cross Beverley's ditch. The town never was walled like York but its Bars allowed the main entrances to be guarded. The North Bar consists of well over 112,000 bricks and the total cost of construction came in at under £100. Do go through it and sense the atmosphere. Its a great way of entering the town and there are lots of great cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops to sample plus the market on a Saturday. You wouldn't travel miles just to see one gateway but combined with a host of other attractions in the town, you should be in for a treat!

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Whilst dodging the traffic on the way back to our car we paused at this well-described piece of history. There is an informative plaque and it is simply a pleasant pause to reflect on the history of this beautiful, buzzing, classy small town.

1  Thank Adrian B
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Situated at the North end of the town, Beverley's North Bar is also known as the Georgian Quarter. It has a number of independent shops, cafes and restaurants where you are bound to find something a little bit more interesting than the usual High Street fayre. North Bar is where you will find the magnificent St Mary's Church which, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful churches in England. Weekend visitors should also check out North Bar Folk Club which has excellent guests performing every month and is open to everyone.

1  Thank Harvey B
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

As you can gather from other reviews, this small archway isn't something you would travel miles to see. If you are in the lovely town of Beverley already however, you should certainly pop along.

It's not just the fact that this old bar is the only part of the original fortifications left, it's also because it is in a very nice Georgian part of the town centre and next to a rather pleasant little park (Coronation Garden). Reading the various historic signs and looking at the copies of old oil paintings situated on the walls gives a real feel of how this part of town would have been like in bygone days.

I thought it was all rather pleasant.

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