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.
Selby Abbey Rather like a cathedral and worth visiting.
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)