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Selby Abbey

The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
+44(0)1757 703123
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Selby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Deryshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Wonderfull to look around! had a coffee and mince pie, real coffee! brought Xmas Presants Norman was really helpfull!

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Beautiful Abbey ,such a memorable visit. Spectacular architecture ,gift shop and welcoming atmosphere,great for a peaceful wander on a cold afternoon,. Attended a Christian aid concert tonight with local schools and bands capturing the xmas spirit .

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Spent a lovely afternoon wandering around this beautiful Abbey. Full of history, wonderful carvings, both ancient and new. There is a lovely little tea and coffee shop inside, alongside the Gift Shop, raising funds, the signage leads to interesting discoveries dotted all around the Abbey, including the fairly new sculpture of Archbishop John Sentamu high up on the external wall.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Beautiful very well preserved building in a very pleasant setting. The sculptures which adorn the building both inside and outside are incredible. Inside there is something of interest in every corner. Well worth a visit.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Have visited Selby Abbey on several occasions it is a very interesting place. recently when a friend visited me, I took her to have a look round. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly one gentleman( a member of the congregation) took it upon himself to show us some of the most interesting parts of the Abbey. He was really enthusiastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited the abbey and its up with thr best cathedrals around. had the chance to go upstairs to the roof and have views of the local area. dont usually get that experience in a 1000 year old building!!!

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Did Not Intend To Visit Selby .. But Time and Weather Dictated That We Did !! What A Delightful Surprise, Fantastic Abbey .. Steeped In History ,, Local Volunteer Staff, Very Friendly and Helpful.. And surprise Surprise -- NO CHARGE York Minster Was Awesome .. But Selby Abbey Was A Real Delight .. Myself I Consider It More Interesting Than... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

well looked after a gem in side will go back again. my grand daughter loved it theres a lot to see inside.

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York UK
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14 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Selby Abbey is one of the greatest treasures of England - in my opinion anyway! Do look at the wonderful stained glass windows and ask to see the recently produced detailed guide which helps you to identify and understand them. The Washington window is not quite what it is generally thought to be! The so called 'stars' are in fact... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

wonderful historic abbey, what a treat to visit! was enjoyable to walk around the quaint village as well.

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