Until about 500 years ago, beavers ran wild across most the UK – with the Yorkshire market town of Beverley (originally Bevreli, meaning beaver lake or beaver cleaning) being especially well populated by colonies of the creatures – particularly in the nearby River Hull. Beavers were hunted to extinction in the UK about 500 years ago, mainly for their fur, but in the last few years have been reintroduced in several parts of the UK. These days Beverley is a wonderful place to visit – and in fact was voted the best place to live in the whole of the UK, in an ‘affordable affluence’ survey in 2007.
Find out more about the Beavers on our Beverley tour. Click here for more information