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.
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.
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.
Foggathorpe, Selby, Selby, YO8 6PZ, United Kingdom
Good for: Families
Market Weighton Road, North Duffield, Selby, YO8 5DD, United Kingdom
Good for: Couples
myself and my husband and 7yr old grandaughter arrived at the owl, two hours early for our 2 oclock...more
Oakney Wood Drive, Selby, YO8 8LZ, gb
Good for: Business
Selby's main hotel situated next to the Abbey. It is a former coaching house refurbished recently...more
Kellington, Nr Selby, Selby, DN14 0NE, gb
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.
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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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).
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.