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Selby Abbey

The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
+44(0)1757 703123
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Selby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Most recent review
- Jul 17, 2014
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Hampshire, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
50 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

having lived around selby for years, thorpe willoughby and carlton i went by this place everyday to work and never once though of visiting but what a mistake that was because when i did i couldnt believe what fantastic place this was to visit!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Wonderful building full of historical information. The staff are knowledgeable and full of information and are not 'in your face' unlike some other historical buildings. It's clean and tidy and entrance is free. An oasis of calm in the middle of town and even the visitors have made mention that this is more worthwhile to visit than York Minster, praise... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Have lived in Selby for 10 years and have passed the abbey many times but never ventured in ... Finally had the opportunity to go in and what a lovely building inside would recommend a visit if your ever in selby

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Selby, England, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Great history lessons to be learnt in this lovely Abbey. There is also a fab little area where you can purchase tea/coffee and rest for a while. I have recently taken my 98 yr old Gran here in her wheelchair. There is great ramp entrance to the side, but then turning to enter through the door is not overly easy.

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