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Selby Abbey

Address: The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1757 703123
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Selby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Such a beautiful building, well maintained and a warm welcoming atmosphere. Sitting in the heart of this market town giving a wonderful backdrop to the market square. Famous for the birthplace of former kings and also has the stained glass window which was the inspiration for the stars and stripes used on the American flag. You really should visit. Combine... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This Abbey is well worth a visit, it is so beautiful both inside and out ,oozing with history. I must .

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wednesbury
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a beautiful church in the middle of town . When we arrived here there was a family fun service on but were invited in to have a wander round , how unexpected it was and such fun to see children getting involved in the church

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A beautifully kept Abbey in a small Yorkshire town. Has a lovely east stained glass window, and a long majestic nave. Very impressive and worthy of a tour.

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Deryshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
96 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
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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432 reviews 432 reviews
110 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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