Drone Image of Selby Abbey


Selby Abbey is one of England’s great monastic churches, built in what is now the heart of Selby town centre. Boasting over 950 years of history, the Abbey is renowned for its impressive architecture, incredible stained glass, and breath-taking beauty.


Selby Abbey, The Crescent, Selby, UK

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Opening Hours

10:00-16:00 7 days per week

Coffee Shop:
Mon-Sat: 10:30-15:30
Sun: 1:30-15:30

Grounds are open 24/7 for you to enjoy.

Filled with quirky features the Abbey is one of the only surviving churches with a ‘lepers’ squint’ and home to what is said to be the second finest stained-glass window in Britain (Jesse Window). There is plenty to do for adults and children alike, with a family trail and children’s table to keep the kids entertained.

Free to enter, the Abbey prides itself on being accessible. There is an in-depth accessibility guide available on the website and welcomers are always on hand to make sure your visit is enjoyable and provide you with any information you may need. Staff and volunteers aim to provide a warm welcome and love to meet your furry friends (please keep them on a lead when in the Abbey). Dogs are also welcome in our coffee and gift shop which serves locally sourced light refreshments, gifts, books, and souvenirs.

There are regular tours, led by expert Abbey tour guides, who would love to share the amazing heritage and history of the building and its community. Group tours, private tours and bespoke tours can be booked through the office and you can check the Abbey’s website for detailed information regarding tour dates, bookings, and specialty tours. We hope to welcome you soon!

Free Entry.

Dogs are welcome both inside and outside.

Tours can be booked through our Selby Abbey Website. For specialist tours or group bookings please contact the office.

Full Accessibility Guide available via website.

  • Accepts groups
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Credit / debit cards accepted
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Dogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for groups
  • Public toilets
  • Restaurant / café
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • COVID-19 Safe
Drone Image of Selby Abbey
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