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Selby Abbey, The Crescent

Selby Abbey, The Crescent, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 4PU View on map

Founded in 1069 by Monk Benedict of Auxerre. One of the three most important Benedictine houses in the north, and (traditionally) the earliest. Contains many outstanding monuments. The Washington window bears the coat of arms which was the model for the American national flag.


Opening Arrangements

All year: daily 9am - 4pm. Christmas Day and Boxing Day service times only.


In town centre. Rail: Selby (400 yards). Bus station is 200 yards away.

Parking Spaces


2 public car parks within 100 yards Parking bay for the disabled across the road.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes