The 10th largest town in Medieval England. Wealthy manufacturing town trading in wool, making cloth, linen, leather, shoes saddles, bags, bricks and barrels. Town founded in 721 and has two of the finest grade 1 listed Gothic churches in Europe. It has a fine Medieval Gatehouse to the town called North Bar. There are two colourful markets, dating from Medieval times and still very popular today. The port area is a short canal from the river Hull connecting Beverley to the Humber Estuary and the North Sea. Today the town is vibrant, colourful and popular and has a pleasant mixture of independent and High street shops, gourmet restaurants and cafes and cocktail bars.