Selby is a town and civil parishes in England in North Yorkshire, England. Situated south of the city of York, along the course of the River Ouse, Yorkshire, Selby is the largest and, with a population of 13,012, most populous settlement of the wider Selby (district).
Historic counties of England a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, much of the wealth of the town was facilitated via Selby's position upon the banks of the River Ouse. In the past, Selby had a large shipbuilding industry and was an important port, for the most part due to the Selby Canal which brought trade from the city of Leeds.

Why visit?

  • Selby is a historic market town with a rich heritage, boasting a range of attractions including the 12th century Selby Abbey, the ruins of the 12th century Selby Castle, and the Grade I listed Selby Town Hall.
  • Selby is home to a range of attractions, including the Selby Canal Museum, the Selby Swing Aqueduct, and the Selby War Memorial.
  • Selby is home to a variety of wildlife, including the rare and endangered species of the Selby Marsh Nature Reserve. The reserve is a great place to spot birds, mammals, and amphibians.