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Address: The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1757 703123
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Well worth a visit

An interesting and impressive building. There is plenty of information all around the abbey, so you can wander round and see the unique features, such as the leper's squint and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Beverley
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Beverley
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

An interesting and impressive building. There is plenty of information all around the abbey, so you can wander round and see the unique features, such as the leper's squint and the window that inspired the American flag! There's an interesting display of Maundy money, and the carvings all around have hidden animals to look out for

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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129 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited many times as our Daughter lives in Selby. The abbey is very large inside and many volunteers on hand to help with any queries. Nice gift shop selling unusual things I purchased a greeting card and thimble. They hold coffee mornings regularly with good cakes. If in the town a visit is well worth while.

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Teesside
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely, peaceful place to visit and to admire the fabulous workmanship. Great to see the ongoing work around the Abbey and tea room is great for refreshments.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Selby is worth a visit in its own right but all visitors should make an effort to go inside the Abbey. It is an imposing but welcoming space - don't miss it out

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Manchester
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Building was open and staffed by quite a few volunteers, including a simple coffee shop. No-one was pushy. Lots of information about the interesting history, including the town as well as the Abbey. "Free of charge"notices were very prominent - the donation boxes could have been more prominent as a donation is well merited. Our visit fitted well in to... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had a lovely friendly welcome at Selby Abbey from all the volunteers who work there. Every person had a smile for us and the building itself is a joy to behold. Visiting Americans should make an effort to see the origin of the star spangled banner here. The small unobtrusive refreshments area fits into the Abbey very well without... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a very interesting abbey.You need to be super observant to appreciate all the little quirks to be found here.A very helpful caretaker who helped make the visit for us.Only a quick visit but enough to tempt us back for a longer visit when we have more time.

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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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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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