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Selby, a fair sized town dominated by its famous abbey, founded in 1069

The town, said to be the birth place of Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, prospered under the power and influence of the Abbey, but declined after the dissolution of the monasteries.

Selby has an attractive park in the centre with play areas, leisure centre, a shopping centre, Abbey Walk, and a weekly market.

The Selby Canal runs from West Haddlesey to the town centre, a good place for a stroll on the banks of the Selby canal along the Horseshoe Walk. For the more energetic, there is a 15 mile cycle path all the way to York.

Tourist Attractions in and near Selby to Visit



Selby Abbey Rather like a cathedral and worth visiting.


Out & About

Brayton Barff Walk up the hill for the views over the Vale of York.

Barlow Common Nature Reserve Enjoy the wildlife and walks at this reserve.

Bishop Wood Open Forest A lovely place for a walk in the woodland.

Days Out around Selby.

Up to York or eastwards to Hull and the River Humber

Towns Near Selby To Visit - straight line distance:

Howden (8.62 miles) Goole (9.61 miles) Tadcaster (10.51 miles) Pontefract (11.77 miles)
How to get to Selby
Selby, A19 south of York, Junction 35 on M62

Selby Tourist Information Centre

  • 52 Micklegate
    YO8 4EQ
    Tel: 01757 212181
The Owl Hotel by Marstons Inns
Main Street, Hambleton Selby YO8 9JH

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The Wishing Well
Oakney Wood Drive Selby YO8 8LZ

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
South Newlands Farm
Selby Road, Riccall, York YO19 6QR
2.8 miles

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Cawood Guest House
11 Great Close, Cawood Selby YO83UG

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Holiday Cottages
Lawns House Farm
North Duffield near Selby YO8 5RX
Sleeps 13
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Silo Barn
Cawood near Selby YO8 3TY
Sleeps 5
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Selby Weather
Saturday 18th April
Day :Sunny skies13°C Sunny skies
Night :Overcast skies3°C Overcast skies
Sunday 19th April
Day :Light drizzle12°C Light drizzle
Night :Overcast skies4°C Overcast skies
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