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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
- Aug 25, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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248 reviews 248 reviews
153 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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223 reviews 223 reviews
66 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Definitely the jewel in the crown in Selby. Very beautiful and interesting abbey with lots of information boards dotted around with some interesting facts and beautiful stained glass windows. Not much else to see in Selby from a tourist point of view.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We went for carols in the Abbey and it was amazing. The atmosphere was fab and even better we were recorded for BBC radio! Had a good look around the beautiful abbey after the carols lots to see and loads of information

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