Selby Abbey, Selby

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  • I had never been to Selby Abbey before and I found it beautiful and uplifting, much easier to get to grips with than its larger neighbour, the Minster in York. It has a fascinating history, and we now...  more »
  • The Washington window here inspired the Stars and Stripes Flag.The Abbey is both majestic and peaceful.Lots to look at.I have enjoyed organ recitals here too.I recommend sitting in Weatheralls opposit...  more »
  • Attended the Abbey to buy tickets for musical evening of songs from the past called Songs of the Shows. It was a fantastic evening and my 85 year old mum thoroughly enjoyed it as she knew all the song...  more »
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  • Absolutely must visit here if you are in the area. Breathtaking Abbey and the historic value of the building is very interesting. Stained glass windows each tell a story. I was in the Abbey choir between 1995 and 2000 and spent many days here exploring as a child. Really is a local gem. Lots of nooks to explore. Really good information boards and gift shop to take home a souvenir of a very special place that you will surely never forget.
  • Beautiful building! Must see if in the area
  • Cycled the Trans Pennine Trail from York and found ourselves at Selby Abbey looking for a place to eat and a loo. Went inside to get directions but found that they had faclities and a cafe and to top that allowed well behaved dogs. Enjoyed some homebaked cakes and a lovely cuppa in spectacular historical surroundings. No charge for entry but donations welcome.
  • A beautiful and historic building with an ongoing place in the community as a place of worship. The masonry work is quite outstanding. The Windows are mesmerising. Notice the ceiling - It too contains many surprise carvings. Ramped access is available.
  • Brilliant warm and friendly welcoming atmosphere.
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