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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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Went with my family. It was just so lovely. Beautiful Abbey. Loved the old peep hole. Well worth a visit

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Josephine M
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Went with my family. It was just so lovely. Beautiful Abbey. Loved the old peep hole. Well worth a visit

Thank Josephine M
Cawood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I could be biased as my parents and grandparents were married in this magnificent building. 1069 was the year they started building and so in 2019 it will celebrate it's 950th anniversary. It you like church buildings this will knock you out and the staff/clergy are so friendly and helpful. And yes, there is the "Washington" window.

Thank John C
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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505 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A large church which dominates the centre of the town. Such a lot to see within it. Magnificent architecture, interesting stained glass, fine monuments and furnishings. It also has a lived in and used feeling, helped by the small cafe set up in one of the transepts. When we were there it was good to see clergy taking parties of... More 

Thank Andrew S
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This Abbey Church is a wonderful old building exuding historical facts and tragedies. It has some of the most beautiful and interesting medieval stained glass windows I have ever seen. Very interesting architecture. Beautifully presented.

Thank Serenade
Otley West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Dominates the town centre and we were surprised at the size compared to the size of the town. Worth a visit

Thank bryan61
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Like a small cathedral this is a delightful, well-proportioned building which is full of amazing pieces of historic craftmanship. The stone carvings on the capitals of the pilars are beautiful as are the stain glass windows. Dont miss it

Thank kishere t
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice place .something different from other places and not far from olive branch where I only eat when I am away . The best time to visit when is a bit dark

Thank vasiilii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Called into this very beautiful abbey today .is is awesome in every way. Make sure you pick up a yellow information booklet on your way in .As you wander around I hope you feel what I felt ..altough you are in a Abbey that is a very large building it has a soft calm feeling of a some village church.we... More 

Thank ratpack23
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Shelby abbey is one of the great churches of England highlights are the devil carving near the alter the Durham round pillar the Jesse window the washing coat of arms and the green man and the crusader to be tomb

Thank Pradip J
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a magnificent sight as you approach and subsequently arrive in Selby. It dominates this pretty market town, but adds presence and strength. Some people say it Is the highlight, but to me it is more than an Abbey it is a statement of the place. The beautiful South window and Nave are a delight. It has a shop,... More 

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