Beverley is one of the most attractive of Yorkshire’s towns largely on account of its magnificent minster – a rival to any cathedral in England – as well as its exquisite Georgian and Victorian buildings. Beverley Minster is one of the great glories of English religious architecture and is the most impressive church in the country that is not a cathedral. It was built in 1220. Inside, the 14th century north aisle is lined with original stone carvings, mostly of musicians. Close to the altar, the elaborate Percy Canopy is considered the finest example of Gothic stone carving in England. In the roof is a restored treadwheel crane. St. Mary’s Church at the other end of town was built between 1120 and 1530, and the west front of it is considered one of the finest of any parish church in England. In the north choir aisle is a carving of a rabbit dressed as a pilgrim that is believed to have inspired Lewis Carroll’s White Rabbit.