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“Part of my one day visit”
Review of North Bar

Ranked #10 of 31 things to do in Beverley
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

This is in an interesting historical part of the town, and well worth exploring on foot. There are several interesting buildings in the vicinity.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

This gate is in the middle of town and is quite unique. There are several Tudor buildings close by that are worth a look. If you're interested in old buildings I would recommend a visit.

Thank John W
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

A must visit for me as I remember my father explaining why the East Yorkshire buses had a strange domed roof. It was so they could fit under the North Bar

Thank BramleyLoiner21
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Reviewed March 4, 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.

3  Thank Carrie P
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Reviewed March 4, 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!

3  Thank Enlightenedman
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