Beverley Friary reopens following facelift

Friary ps1240-16 Friary Refurbishment Beverley Pictured By Pam Stanforth ps1240-16 Brian Witty, Jake Chalmer, Kath Eccleston, Alan Menzies, Pauline Scott, Simon Ainley, Chris Darmon, Chris Alder, Chris Dawson, Andy Eccleston, Stephen Parnaby, Paul Wright, Sophie Craig

Friary ps1240-16 Friary Refurbishment Beverley Pictured By Pam Stanforth ps1240-16 Brian Witty, Jake Chalmer, Kath Eccleston, Alan Menzies, Pauline Scott, Simon Ainley, Chris Darmon, Chris Alder, Chris Dawson, Andy Eccleston, Stephen Parnaby, Paul Wright, Sophie Craig

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BEVERLEY’s 600-year-old Dominican Friary was officially reopened this week following its £340,000 refurbishment.

The friary, which was mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, has been operated by the national youth hostelling charity YHA as a Youth Hostel since 1984.

The refurbishment scheme has been part-funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Beverley Friary Preservation Trust,

with the aim of transforming it into the ultimate family-friendly youth hostel.

As previously reported in the Beverley Guardian, it is hoped that the refurbishment will provide a tourism boost for the town, with visitor numbers to the Friary increasing substantially.