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.