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Selby Things to Do

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    by Britannia2 Written Sep 15, 2007

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    A pleasant park that runs between the railway and bus station to th Abbey. Good floral displys in the summer and a good place for a stroll or a rest. There is a cafe at the bus station.

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    by Britannia2 Updated Sep 14, 2007

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    Selby Abbey was founded by Benedict in 1069 and is one of England's largest parish churches. It is built on a base of sand ( as is York Minster) and some parts of the Abbey collapsed in the 17th century. There was also a serious fire in 1906 that melted the bells but rebuilding and refurbishment has made this one of England's most impressive churches. The interior is based on Durham Cathedral and the tower is Norman but other parts are Gothic, Victorian and Norman.
    A notable feature of the Abbey is the 14th century Washington window featuring the heraldic arms of the ancestors of George Washington. The design featuring three red stars above tow red bands on a white shield is said to have been the model for the American flag.

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    by Britannia2 Updated Sep 14, 2007

    Market day is Monday and the market has 120 stalls making it one of the largest in the area. The market was established in the 14th century by the Monks from the towns Abbey.
    The best time to visit the market is on Bank Holiday Mondays when the market takes on a carnival atmosphere and extends to become one of the north of England's largest markets.

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  • Yellowtop Country Park

    Foggathorpe, Selby, Selby, YO8 6PZ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Oakwood Lodges

    Market Weighton Road, North Duffield, Selby, YO8 5DD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • The Owl at Hambleton

    myself and my husband and 7yr old grandaughter arrived at the owl, two hours early for our 2 oclock...

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  • New Country Inns - Selby

    Oakney Wood Drive, Selby, YO8 8LZ, gb

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Londesborough Hotel

    Selby's main hotel situated next to the Abbey. It is a former coaching house refurbished recently...

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  • The Old Vicarage Hotel

    Kellington, Nr Selby, Selby, DN14 0NE, gb

Selby Restaurants

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    by Britannia2 Written Sep 15, 2007

    The largest fish and chip shop in the town centre that caters for diners and take away meals. Not a lot to say other than the food is hot and tastes fine and the prices quite acceptable.

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    by Britannia2 Written Sep 14, 2007

    A wonderfully placed Italian restaurant close to the Abbey that is on a pleasant walk way. Small and friendly this restaurant offers good service and value. A few seats outside in the summer.

    Favorite Dish: Good range of pizzas and a lunchtime special at £5.95 is good value.

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    by Britannia2 Updated Apr 18, 2013

    If you would like to explore from Selby by train the North East Rover may be of use. This ticket offers 197 miles of travel on the East Coast Mainline from Retford to Berwick on Tweed. The area covered is bounded by Newcastle - Carlisle - Settle - Bradford - Halifax - Huddersfield - Sheffield - Retford - Cleethorpes - the North Sea coast plus Newcastle and Berwick on Tweed. Selby falls within this area.From 2013 Harrogate line included.
    Any 4 days in 8 - £88, child £44.00 and with a railcard £58.10. Not valid on Hull Trains or Grand Central trains and only after 08.45.
    Any 7 days £102.00, child £51.00 and with a railcard £67.35. (2013 prices).

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    by Britannia2 Updated Apr 20, 2012

    This ticket allows one circular journey only starting at any station listed below and going clockwise or anti clockwise. Selby- York - Scarborough - Hull - Selby. A one day ticket £21.50, child £10.75 and railcard holder £14.20. 2012 prices.

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