No trip to Selby is complete without visiting the magnificent, medieval Selby Abbey which is the traditional birthplace of Henry I who was born around 1070. The Abbey is one of the largest parish churches in Britain. Rich in history, Selby’s origins date back to the establishment of a Viking settlement by the River Ouse.

If you are a keen walker or cyclist, the Trans Pennine Trail is easily accessible from Selby. Visit the regular Farmer’s Markets and come again to feast at the annual food festival.

Selby Attractions

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Selby Abbey

The Crescent YO8 4PU Tel: 01757 703123

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 look around.

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Arts entertainment theatre comedy in Selby What's On

Selby Town Hall

York St, Selby YO8 4AJ Tel: 01757 708449

A lively award-winning arts centre on Selby’s main street with a varied programme including music, theatre, film, and comedy. Originally built as a Methodist Chapel in 1862, the building eventually fell into disrepair after a short stint as a tyre depot, until it was renovated by Selby Town Council where it is today used as the council offices and the theatre performance space.

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Selby canal at sunset

The Heart of Yorkshire

Find more things to do, places to visit, where to stay, eat and drink on the Heart of Yorkshire website.

Explore the market town of Selby and neighbouring villages and countryside and discover the vast history, charm and fantastic architecture there is to offer.

Explore the Heart of Yorkshire

Selby Restaurants

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Caramba Brazilian Steakhouse

43 Brook Street, Selby YO8 4AT Tel: 01757 705277

All you can eat – Brazilian style! This family-run restaurant brings you the lively atmosphere of Brazilian Rodizio dining, you won’t leave Caramba hungry! Accompanying the variety of meats and salads are selected wines and Brazilian cocktails, and of course some home-made desserts for after, if you have room.

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Hotels in Selby

Loftsome Bridge hotel entrance

Loftsome Bridge Coaching House

Station Ln, Wressle, Selby YO8 6EN Tel: 01757 630070

Loftsome Bridge Coaching House, located by the River Derwent, is a beautiful 18th Century coaching inn with elegantly traditional en-suite bedrooms and free WiFi. A full English breakfast is freshly cooked to order for every guest. There is also a highly-rated restaurant serving British fine dining, as well as a lounge bar where guests can relax in front of the open fire after a day exploring the sights of Yorkshire.

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Selby hotel guest house breakfast

Hazeldene Guest House

32-34 Brook Street, Selby YO8 4AR Tel: 01757 704809

A welcoming, comfortable B&B, Hazeldene Guest House is a period house dating back to 1890. 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, and is the perfect location for cycling the Trans Pennine Trail. Rooms include everything you need for a great stay: flatscreen TV, free WiFi, hairdryers and tea/coffee facilities, and a 'Hearty Yorkshire Breakfast'. There is also an in-house bar and lounge.

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Shopping in Selby

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Selby Markets

Market Place, and Micklegate

Selby holds a market in the town centre every Monday, selling a range of fresh produce to handbags and fashion, and there is a special Bank Holiday Monday market which attracts traders and visitors from across the region. There is also a Farmer’s and craft market held on the third Saturday of every month.

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