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Address: The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
Phone Number: +44(0)1757 703123
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Full of history

A jewel in the crown of this small market town. Full of history with lots of interesting little snippets - a walk around the outside of the abbey throws up some interesting facts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Selby, United Kingdom
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Selby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A jewel in the crown of this small market town. Full of history with lots of interesting little snippets - a walk around the outside of the abbey throws up some interesting facts. Also has a small cafe and gift shop where you can sit and view the abbey whilst having a cuppa and snack or even lunch. Has gained... More 

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Scunthorpe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Immaculate interior! Not possible to begin to describe, it HAS to be visited to appreciate. Stunning stained glass. And a superb, if somewhat tiny gift shop/cafe serving excellent Coffee and value. A MUST to visit.....

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Tunis, Tunisia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. Staff were so friendly and helpful. I was even able to bring my dog into the Abbey - 'All God's creatures are welcome' I was told.

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York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a magnificent building. Built in 1069 for all history buffs out there. Impressive Washington window for all our American friends. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Jane23121958
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grankids love gong here there fond it fun and nice things to see there little game wot there play and even big kids can play aswell

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Ames, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful abbey, with bits of architecture dating back almost 1000 years. It belongs to a genre dotted all over Yorkshire. Unlike similar major attractions (e.g., York), it is far less crowded and so, the experience is much better.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we popped in here on a whim and wow is all i can say!!! just amazing the architecture is so fabulous lots of lovely photo opportunities and the staff very helpful and informative well worth a visit

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Hornsea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely to take my paints and enjoy the and all that's around it. The abbey makes a lovely subject for any artist. I enjoyed it immensely.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People are friendly and willing to answer questions. Great pieces of history in a truly historic part of Yorkshire. Who who had thought so much could come from this small sleepy town! Medieval England at its best! Can you find the Washington window? Look for the US flag. How about the leper's squint?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must to visit this beautiful, well preserved, historical Building. It's magnificent inside and out, full of history. The inside is amazing, you don't know where to look to the ceiling or around you. Display boards in the entrance and around the Abbey, telling, explaining, the history of the Abbey. From Monk's to Kings, to 3 White Swans emblem of... More 

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