Trains to Selby
Whether you’re looking for a cheap family day out or a weekend away, Selby is a great base for First Hull Trains passengers who are looking to discover the delights of Yorkshire. With the regular trains, travelling to Selby with the family has never been easier.
Selby has undergone much change in recent years and First Hull Trains has supported this considerable residential and commercial expansion by providing a valuable transport link. Selby hosts one of the best open air markets in Yorkshire, where every Monday shoppers come from miles around for some excellent bargains. Selby is becoming more popular amongst visitors with a growing variety of shops and tea rooms, restaurants and bars.
Situated along the River Ouse, Selby’s most significant landmark is the Abbey. Together with the Abbot's Staithe this forms the only remains of a large monastery which was founded in the year 1069, by the monk Benedict who travelled from Auxerre in France. William the Conqueror, who was in York at the time, gave Benedict permission to found the Abbey and granted him lands to support it.
Remember – you can save up to 60% on your cheap train tickets to Selby as well as collecting Nectar points. You can get 2 points for every £1 you spend, by booking in advance via our website.
Book your train tickets to Selby in advance on our website and you can save up to 60% plus collect 2 Nectar points for every £1 spent!
Selby Station is situated approximately ½ mile from the town centre. The ticket office is open Monday to Saturday from 06:00 to 19:45 and on Sunday 09:15 to 19:00.
The station car park has 130 spaces with 3 accessible spaces available from Monday to Sunday 24 hours a day.
Daily rate: £3.70
Weekly rate: £16.00
Monthly rate: £45
The Arriva bus company operates an extensive network of local and regional buses, linking Selby with York, Leeds, Doncaster and Pontefract/Wakefield. Visit the Traveline website or call 0871 200 22 33. You can also browse all the local Arriva bus services on the operator's website.
The nearest taxi rank is outside the staion.
See & do in Selby
Often referred to as the ‘hidden Gem of Yorkshire’, Selby Abbey is truly magnificent and one of the most superb Abbey churches to be found anywhere in England. One of the few surviving churches of the medieval period, people have worshiped here for over 900 years. Selby Abbey has some fantastic architecture and some fascinating history and you are welcome to come along for a service or to take a look around.
For more information visit the Selby Abbey website.
Selby holds a market in the town centre every Monday, and there is a special Bank Holiday Monday market which attracts traders and visitors from across the region. There is also a Selby Farmers Market held on the first Wednesday of every month.
For more information visit the Selby Town Council website.
Breighton Aerodrome - Real Aeroplane Museum
Breighton, Selby, YO8 6DS. Tel: 01757 289065
Breighton Airfield is a former Second World War heavy bomber base and cold-war nuclear missile launch site. It is now home to the classic aircraft collection of the Real Aeroplane Company and the Real Aeroplane Club, an active flying club whose members own and operate many unusual, classic and ex-military aircraft.
It tells the history of flight through the work of Yorkshire’s many aviation pioneers such as Shute, and has a collection of over 40 flying machines. It includes the World record breaking 1936 Percival Mew Gull racing aircraft and the Arrow Active II, a locally built aerobatic biplane that first flew as early as 1932. The Club is open to enthusiastic non-pilots, and there are many social and flying events all year round.
For more information visit the Real Aero website.
Food & Drink
4 Abbey Place, Selby, YO8 4PF. Tel: 01757 706 856
With a reputation for being the best Italian restaurant in Selby, you can expect high quality service and a fine Italian dining experience at Capri Restaurant. The restaurant offers a full ‘a la carte’ menu and specialises in creative Italian cuisine. This includes freshly baked breads and pizza, a range of pasta dishes and beautiful prime steaks, chicken, fish and fresh seafood. All ingredients are sourced locally for quality and freshness, and food is prepared to order on the premises.
For more information visit the Capri Restaurant website.
The Wheatsheaf Inn, Burn
Main Road, Burn, Selby, YO8 8LJ. Tel: 01757 270614
The Wheatsheaf Inn is a family-friendly pub serving a variety of home cooked meals in a relaxing setting complete with real open log fire. There is a selection of guest ales which you are welcome to sample, as well as a famous malt whisky collection. The pub is decorated with memorabilia of 578 Squadron stationed at Burn and an array of antiques and knick-knacks that have been collected and donated by customers over the years. The Wheatsheaf Inn is featured in the Good Beer Guide 2015 the Good Pub Guide 2011 and the Real Ale Pub Guide 2012 as well as publications of CAMRA's Ouse Boozer and the Donny Drinker.
For more information visit The Wheatsheaf Inn website.
James Street, Selby, YO8 4PY. Tel: 01757 702857
Situated on James Street, the Abbey Vaults is a thriving local pub which offers great value food and drink. On weekend evenings there is a resident DJ and karaoke. There is a great selection of classic pub meals and drinks offers, and look out for special themed offer nights including curry night and burger night.
For more information visit the Abbey Vaults website.
The Riverside Bar
70 Ousegate, Selby, YO8 4NJ. Tel: 01757 700756
The Riverside Bar is a lively venue featuring live music of a variety of different genres. With a wide range of speciality beers, cask ale, wine and premium spirits, it’s the perfect place to relax whilst enjoying the spectacular live entertainment.
For more information visit The Riverside Bar website.
Overnight in Selby
32 – 34 Brook Street, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 4AR. Tel: 01757 704 809
Hazeldene Guest House is a period house dating back to 1890, offering affordable, comfortable accommodation. Situated only 5 minutes from Selby town centre, it is within easy reach of York, The Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and The East Coast. Rooms include; TV, shaving points, hairdryers and tea/coffee facilities, and a 'Hearty Yorkshire Breakfast'. There is also an In-house Bar & Lounge with Television & DVD player and free Wi-Fi.
For more information visit the Hazeldene Guest House website.
New Country Inns Selby Hotel
Oakney Wood Drive, Selby, YO8 8LZ. Tel: 08712 003363
New Country Inns were set up to create a good, friendly place to stay, where you can eat well and have a relaxing drink at an affordable price.
For more information visit the New Country Inns website.
The Willows Guesthouse
Cockret Close, Selby, YO8 4BS. Tel: 01757 709914
Ten minutes from the station is The Willows Guesthouse, offering single, double, family and twin rooms complete with tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, and Freeview TV.
For more information visit The Willows Guesthouse website.
Loftsome Bridge Coaching House Hotel
Wressle, near Selby, YO8 6EN. Tel: 01757 630070
Loftsome Bridge Coaching House is a beautiful country house with elegant ensuite bedrooms. A full English breakfast is freshly cooked to order for every guest. There is also a restaurant serving exquisite home-cooked meals, as well as a lounge bar where guests can relax in front of the open fire after a day exploring the sights of Yorkshire. Free wireless internet access is available to all guests.
For more information visit the Loftsome Bridge Coaching House Hotel website.