Welcome to the Heart of Yorkshire
Selby District, at the Heart of Yorkshire, is complete with bustling market towns, charming villages, stunning medieval architecture and beautiful countryside begging to be explored.
Located right the centre, or heart, of the historic county of Yorkshire we have been witness to monumental moments of history that have all left their mark and influenced the unique character of the Heart of Yorkshire – and we can wait to share it all with you!
Escape the hurly-burly of everyday life
Filled with ancient woodlands, waterways, acres of lowland heath and protected nature reserves, you just have to explore our stunning countryside! Take it all in one a relaxing walk or discover it all at a faster pace on two-wheels on miles of dedicated cycle routes.
Get to the heart of our history
Uncover the stories of the people who have made the Heart of Yorkshire their home over the centuries. From the awe-inspiring beauty of Selby Abbey to uncovering the family ties of those who fought in the bloodiest battle in English history, at Towton, you will find a new perspective with us.
Get yourself to the Heart of Yorkshire
With our central location and excellent transport links, we’re easy to get to making us the perfect base from which to explore our many villages and visit our neighbouring Yorkshire cities of York, Leeds, and Hull.
Browse our site to learn more about our district, to discover our villages and to see what’s on the doorstep. Search for things to do, places to eat and drink and where to stay – and make yourself at home at the Heart of Yorkshire.