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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
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Selby, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

stunning. everything was perfect, couldn't fault anyone or anything, however it is ridiculously expensive! i love going back to church and walking round with the kids doing the trail pack with them :)

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Mold, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Cycled out from York along NCN8 to visit Selby. Good market in main square by the Abbey. A couple of hours wandering around the magnificent Abbey was excellent. Lots of helpful volunteers to talk to, & splendid cafe with very reasonable prices. Tea & scones just what hungry cyclists need!

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Toronto, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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