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Address: The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1757 703123
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Lovely and interesting

Fabulous staff, beautiful place and regular fates on and.messy church for the kids once a month...must visit.

Reviewed 21 February 2017

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Fabulous staff, beautiful place and regular fates on and.messy church for the kids once a month...must visit.

Thank blissy123
Whitby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Selby abbey is a lovely place to visit , it's upkeep is to a very high standard, very friendly staff to answer your questions, a nice little seating area for a drink. The history of it is very well documented all around the abbey, the stained glass windows are lovely, would recommend a visit here .

Thank janehssmith
Selby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The abbey has a fantastic history that is well worth exploring. The Washington window, the reconstruction following the 1906 fire the brilliant new organ and all the history that goes with the old monastery. This is an underrated site and well worth a visit

Thank markadrianh
Somewhere is space & time
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49 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This a beautiful historic building in Yorkshire. The history has links with the history of the USA, the Knights Templar and King Henry VIII as well as many other historical people. There are a few secrets within the layout of the Abbey (which become apparent as you go round and read the signs).

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Although I live in Selby I often go inside, amazingly there is no charge to look round. My parents married here, also myself and daughter and we all feel very privileged to have been able to. It is a beautiful old abbey with wonderful stained glass windows, a superb organ and lots of beautiful carved wood. Quite stunning. If you... More 

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Tickhill, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

when visiting or even living in Selby a visit is a must. A beautiful church (abbey) the stain glass windows are amazing , its child friendly, i would definitely recommend taking a look

Thank DebC00per
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

A most imposing building dating back for centuries. It ias one of the biggest churches in the UK. Walls are festooned with history, see if you can locate the link with the first Americas, need to look up for this one. Go on a Monday and experiance the busy market at the gates especially on a bank holiday Monday when... More 

Thank normanb48
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

An interesting Abbey to visit. The history was very interesting and we were amazed to see how old some of the stained glass windows were. Had coffee in the shop to warm up

Thank Margaret K
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit here as it's local and free. What a good choice. Really interesting place and lots of things to see - the squint, the jesse window, the masonry carvings to name but a few. Really worthwhile place to walk round - grabbed a quick cuppa in the small tea shop which was ok. Highly recommended attraction.

Thank fitzydan
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Abby when the Christmas lights were being switched on and I can honestly say I wasn't expecting to see how beautiful it was inside. I would recommend anyone to visit this pretty Abby and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Thank Ann_T186346

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