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Things to do in the Heart of Yorkshire

We think you’ll be surprised with the range of activities and experiences on offer in the Selby District.

Families can spend their days exploring our many nature reserves, following trails and discovering wildlife, before enjoying a picnic packed with pastries, cakes and goodies bought locally, or enjoy new adventures together, learning how electricity is generated, solving puzzles to escape or visiting exciting attractions with kid friendly activities.

Couples can explore our market towns with historical streets, taking in an array of independent shops, before heading to a local pub or restaurant for a meal cooked with local produce, then heading back to a luxury lodge or country house hotel. Or choose to spend a day enjoying the magnificent history and architecture of the great Selby Abbey, or one of the many historic churches dotted across the district, before enjoying a vineyard tour or delicious afternoon tea.

Friends can enjoy active weekends on foot, bike or horseback, exploring miles of trails and paths that wind through our beautiful areas of flat arable land that lend an expansiveness to the sky, and an uncluttered horizon, before gathering together in an historic inn for home-made food and locally brewed ale, or they can plan several routes and days out together, as they base themselves at one of our welcoming caravan and campsites.

Add in the possibility of seeing where the Vikings landed in 1066, wondering in awe at the Washington Window with its links to the modern day American flag, doing battle on the World’s Biggest Paintball Bridge, smelling the hops brewing in the oldest brewery in Yorkshire, strolling around a quintessentially English garden, spending the day sampling delicacies at one of the district’s food festivals, or spending time exploring our beautiful rural villages, and you can see why you will always find something to enjoy in Selby District.

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