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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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The awe of the Abbey

A most imposing building dating back for centuries. It ias one of the biggest churches in the UK. Walls are festooned with history, see if you can locate the link with the first... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

A most imposing building dating back for centuries. It ias one of the biggest churches in the UK. Walls are festooned with history, see if you can locate the link with the first Americas, need to look up for this one. Go on a Monday and experiance the busy market at the gates especially on a bank holiday Monday when... More 

Thank normanb48
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

An interesting Abbey to visit. The history was very interesting and we were amazed to see how old some of the stained glass windows were. Had coffee in the shop to warm up

Thank Margaret K
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit here as it's local and free. What a good choice. Really interesting place and lots of things to see - the squint, the jesse window, the masonry carvings to name but a few. Really worthwhile place to walk round - grabbed a quick cuppa in the small tea shop which was ok. Highly recommended attraction.

Thank fitzydan
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the Abby when the Christmas lights were being switched on and I can honestly say I wasn't expecting to see how beautiful it was inside. I would recommend anyone to visit this pretty Abby and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Thank Ann_T186346
Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We visited the Abbey for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols yesterday evening. The singing by the choir and the chorister was exquisite, as was the playing by the organist. The congregation were all given candles which were lit at the start of the service, and most of us managed to keep them going until the end so it... More 

Thank Viv S
Tibshelf, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Selby Abbey is one of those places that can easily be overlooked or forgotten - but it most definitely should not be. It is an absolutely beautiful Abbey Church, an architectural gem. Large parts date back to Norman times with later Gothic additions. The mouldings around the main doorway are exceptional. Another interesting feature is the Leper's Squint, an opening... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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