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Selby Abbey

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Address: The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1757 703123
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Selby is NOT grim

Selby is NOT grim as someone else put it, it is not full of people openly dealing drugs and there is not mindless violence on every street corner. We have historic buildings and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Selby, United Kingdom
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Selby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Selby is NOT grim as someone else put it, it is not full of people openly dealing drugs and there is not mindless violence on every street corner. We have historic buildings and we hosted the second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire !!!..someone quoted that there was drug dealers and violence visible for all to see, yet they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was greeted by Martin Weaver (the vicar) who not only showed me around the Abbey but also offered (!) to take me up the tower. The views are magnificent, I could see York minster! The Abbey is steeped in history, place where you can sit down, relax and de-stress. There is cafe and toilets on site. Highly recommended

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We do like to look around this type of attraction and the abbey did not disappoint. It's a marvellous example of its kind and well worth a visit if your in the area.

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Solihull
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very friendly, helpful attendants. Lots of interesting things to see. Do buy the guide book, which has a self conducted tour. Look for the Washington window, the secret sculpting and the Leper's Notch viewpoint.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A lovely abbey but there wasn't much for children and my younger brother soon became bored. The gift shop was nice, although some products seemed out-of-place in a church. Would visit again, but would plan something else to do as it was quite a quick visit.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I held a solo art exhibition here earlier this year and l have to say it was possibly the most wonderful place l have ever exhibited my art. The architectural features which are stunning speak for themselves but there is a real Church 'family' here among the staff and volunteers who work here. All are dedicated and committed to welcoming... More 

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I spent quite a while looking around this awesome building. We arrived about 9am and had a good walk around the building taking photographs of the wonderful architecture. A lovely lady invited us in saying the building was open. On entering I couldn't believe the beauty which surrounded me. We spent quite a while wandering around the... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Selby Abbey is the beautiful focal point of Selby both inside and out and often has events happening within the Abbey or its grounds.Its beautiful inside the Abbey and well worth a visit.Has become more famous recently with asian tourists as a famous Asian couple were married there recently Jay Chou Taiwans new king of pop music chose it has... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A marvellous piece of history. A magnificent building inside and out. So many things to see inside. Has it's own little cafe and shop inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

One of the oldestchurch and ver very beautifull i see in my life! is worth a visit. was very intresting insite and very i am recomant it!

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