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Selby Abbey

The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
+44(0)1757 703123
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Selby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Most recent review
- Sep 7, 2014
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Selby, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

stunning. everything was perfect, couldn't fault anyone or anything, however it is ridiculously expensive! i love going back to church and walking round with the kids doing the trail pack with them :)

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Mold, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Cycled out from York along NCN8 to visit Selby. Good market in main square by the Abbey. A couple of hours wandering around the magnificent Abbey was excellent. Lots of helpful volunteers to talk to, & splendid cafe with very reasonable prices. Tea & scones just what hungry cyclists need!

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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We decided to drop in while passing through the area... a great decision! Selby is a true English abbey that was saved from ruin by becoming the parish church... and a very popular one it seems. When we arrived a service and a christening was going on, and the the parish choir sung. Afterwards volunteers were busy selling tea and... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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258 reviews 258 reviews
161 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you're in Selby, then the Abbey is well worth a look, but I wouldn't recommend a long trip just to see it. We had a guided tour, but unfortunately I couldn't hear most of the talk as there were lots of children running about, and a choir singing too. The Abbey is impressive as these places always are, but... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

have been in a few times and also been to carol concerts,it is a beautiful abby,more than worth a visit

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Selby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Best in the Country, with more history than others which get more publicity. Washington window is a surprise to US visitors

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Hampshire, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lots of history, and well-presented for the whole family. Leper's squint, Washington family crest on a window, and a hidden carving in a column capital (look for a torch near the back-left corner) all make for a very interesting visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A charming building that somehow mixes religion and the modern day. Quiet and clean allows the visitor to wander around in peace and solitude if required. Staff are volunteers and run the small gift shop as well as having a knowledge of the history of the Abbey and can nearly always answer any question thrown at them. It really is... More

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Essex
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Fantastic Abbey well worth a visit, we were staying at Oakwood Lodges just outside selby would really reccomend their accomodation.

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York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

What a beautiful structure. Well looked after, good signage. Fantastic history in this architectural gem .. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Well worth a visit

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