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Selby Abbey

The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
+44 1757 703123
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Surprisingly lovely building, & a nice little town.

Selby is a little visited town, yet surprisingly really nice. We visit on a Monday as the outdoor... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Michael A
Beautiful abbey

Admission is free and a donation is requested instead which I think is an excellent... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Val S
Buckley, United Kingdom
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The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
+44 1757 703123
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Selby is a little visited town, yet surprisingly really nice. We visit on a Monday as the outdoor markets are really worth a walk around, (take a large bag with you!!), and the beautiful Abbey is well worth a look into.

1  Thank Michael A
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Admission is free and a donation is requested instead which I think is an excellent idea. Beautiful abbey. Well kept with stunning stained glass windows. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Val S
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place is breath takingly beautiful such architecture Amazing place well worth a visit I am definitely going back to spend some quality time in a majestic place

1  Thank TaxiPix
Reviewed 4 June 2017

called in for a look, its worth a look, interesting old structures fine wood workings, go and see yourself. you wont be dissapointed

Thank ADRIAN b
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This abbey is absolutely beautiful, Selby folk should be extremely proud. If you are visiting the town, then a visit to the abbey should be on your' must do' list.

1  Thank PippinBoo
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We visited the Abbey on market day in the town and their was a wonderful market inside the Abbey.. The lepers squint is worth looking for.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Superb 11th century. Abbey fabulous wedding venue.Or great for a visit.view asian pop star wedding on Utube

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Selby Abbey is steeped with astonishing history, an archive of interesteing facts. It's interior has a quite hypnotic and calming effect, that is in a good way. On departing, one can feel completely relaxed.

1  Thank leejamesltd
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Love my classic cathedrals/abbeys .selby is a fine example .great design but almost understated .looks a little vulnerable as its not a great exposing building but that's its charm its just beautifull .

1  Thank peter f
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We were astonished by this very beautiful church. We discovered it by chance passing on the road and got interested by the road signs "Selby Abbey". The church is well preserved with nice stained glass, wooden roof. Outside is beautiful with gargoiles and a garden....More

2  Thank Mariliava
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9 March 2017|
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Response from blissy123 | Reviewed this property |
Free although donations of any amount are appreciated I always put a little in when I go. They did at one point let you go to the top. We her this is still the case I have no idea but it's lovely.
9 March 2017|
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Response from Alan P | Reviewed this property |
Voluntary donations accepted
Sarah H
27 January 2015|
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Response from john l |
You can get a train from york to selby easily, the Abbey is less than five minutes walk from Selby station