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Address: The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU, England
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+44 1757 703123
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Selby Abbey Church an inspiring visit

Visited Selby Abbey Church for the first time, the minute you enter this beautiful Church is awe inspiring, one cannot imagine how craftsmen could create such a wonderful place of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Huddersfield, United Kingdom

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visited Selby Abbey Church for the first time, the minute you enter this beautiful Church is awe inspiring, one cannot imagine how craftsmen could create such a wonderful place of worship with bare hands. The atmosphere is just so majestical and peaceful, yet from the activities on show, this is a lively place of worship and an oasis of comfort.... More 

Thank Laurie4
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The crown jewel of this bustling little Yorkshire market-town, Selby Abbey is an exceptional piece of architecture, truly, a remarkable building. With three towers that give the impression of a mini-York Minster, Selby Abbey dominates both the skyline and heart of Selby, handsomely positioned on the towns main street; Gowthorpe. The staff inside are wonderful, and go out of their... More 

Thank JEM_Yorkshire
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely place, staff are very friendly, has a lovely gift shop that you can browse whilst having a cup of tea and some cake!

Thank Natalie W
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The abbey in Selby is quite the landmark. A must see if you're in town. The bells are sometimes rung, and the sound is amazing.

Thank John W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Abbey has a great history. it is well maintained and there are some fascinating thing to read and learn.

Thank BramleyLoiner21
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went in here on a rainy day and it was a real surprise! Very grand, beautifully decorated with fascinating history. They even have a stained glass window for one of George Washington's ancestors - specially interesting to our American friends! We spent an enjoyable hour or so in here - and not very busy so quite serene

Thank annieisathome
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Fabulous staff, beautiful place and regular fates on and.messy church for the kids once a month...must visit.

Thank blissy123
Whitby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Selby abbey is a lovely place to visit , it's upkeep is to a very high standard, very friendly staff to answer your questions, a nice little seating area for a drink. The history of it is very well documented all around the abbey, the stained glass windows are lovely, would recommend a visit here .

Thank janehssmith
Selby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The abbey has a fantastic history that is well worth exploring. The Washington window, the reconstruction following the 1906 fire the brilliant new organ and all the history that goes with the old monastery. This is an underrated site and well worth a visit

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Somewhere is space & time
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This a beautiful historic building in Yorkshire. The history has links with the history of the USA, the Knights Templar and King Henry VIII as well as many other historical people. There are a few secrets within the layout of the Abbey (which become apparent as you go round and read the signs).


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