There is no place like Selby
Selby has been named Yorkshire's best place to live, and sixth in the UK in an annual survey. The Halifax Quality of Life survey looks at how local authority areas compare and takes into consideration 26 different factors that home buyers may consider when choosing a place to set up a home. (31 January 2020)
Selby is a commuter town with proximity to both York and Leeds. Its popularity as a tourist destination, due to Selby Abbey, has led to a large amount of development and renovation in the town and surrounding area. The residential areas of Selby have also been subject to expansion and development.
The historic town of Selby is one of Yorkshire's hidden gems. Why not head off the beaten track and explore the huge and truly breath-taking medieval Abbey, discover a crumbling 15th century gatehouse, and then settle down for a memorable meal in one of the town's many fine restaurants. Located in picturesque Yorkshire countryside, this town is an excellent base for a short break or holiday.
Saltmarshe Hall, Howden, East Yorkshire, DN14 7RX
Saltmarshe Hall is a beautiful venue available for luxury accommodation, weddings, and corporate events. Located in Saltmarshe near Howden
Carlton Towers, Carlton, Yorkshire, DN14 9LZ https://carltontowers.co.uk/
Leading Yorkshire venue for Weddings, Corporate events, Private Parties and much more. Full Exclusivity.
Dining and Restaurants
Capri Italian Restaurant - www.caprirestaurantselby.co.uk
Capri Restaurant is a privately owned and managed Italian Restaurant in Selby with experienced, friendly staff, who make every effort to make your visit an enjoyable experience. Capri Restaurant pride themselves on enthusiastic and attentive service, excellent freshly prepared Italian cuisine served in a warm lively atmosphere.
Sapori 74 - www.sapori74.co.uk
Situated in Selby, we are a friendly run Mediterranean / Italian restaurant with fantastic hosting and a lovely relaxing atmosphere.
No. 1 The Crescent, Selby - www.no1selby.co.uk
A new Bistro and Bar in Selby, North Yorkshire offering cuisine from around the globe. Real ales and a modern and friendly experience. Situated on the right-hand side as you head out of central Selby towards the toll bridge. Parking available in the Selby Park car park.
Escapologist - https://www.the-escapologist.com/
A Unique, Quirky and Stylish Bar and Restaurant with one of a kind decor... Steam Punk at its finest! Family, Dog and Disabled Friendly with the aim to provide the upmost in exemplary service. The Kitchen serving a medley of cuisines, from Classic British dishes with American, Mexican and Italian influences. While the Bar Compliments with a vast knowledge in Cocktail Mixology and an ever changing and ever-growing Gin List to please any Gin Lover.
The Escapologist Escape Rooms designed as an immersive experience within a themed room, for groups of between 2-6 players, whos purpose is to work through the puzzles and clues in the room within 60 minutes and ultimately 'escape'.
The town is also home to the beautiful Selby Abbey, founded in 1069. https://www.selbyabbey.org.uk/
Selby Abbey has stood for almost 1,000 years as a testament to endurance during some of England’s most destructive periods in history.
The Oaks Golf Club, Aughton Common, Aughton, York, YO42 4PW http://theoaksgolfclub.co.uk/
Brayton Barff - Brayton Barff is a popular ancient woodland site just off Selby bypass. The site features include mature Oak woodland, a Scots Pine plantation and a five-acre grassland area. There are also areas of young Oak trees, Silver Birch, Hawthorn, Holly and Hazel trees. In spring the bluebells produce a stunning carpet of colour.
Barlow Nature Reserve - Barlow Common Nature Reserve is now managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. For details about the Trust visit - www.ywt.org.uk
Selby Town Hall is an award-winning arts centre, located in a prominent position at the end of Selby's main street, Gowthorpe. The intimate venue, with a seating capacity of up to 150, hosts world class performances from across a range of art forms including music, comedy, and theatre. https://www.selbytownhall.co.uk/
There is a selection of primary and secondary schools within Selby and surrounding villages to mention a few: Selby High School, Barlby High School, Selby College, Brayton Academy, The Read School, Drax.
Abbey Walk Retail Park
Market Cross Shopping Centre
3 Lakes Retail Park
Plus various independent shops:
Mollie Sharp, established in 2010 you will find a wonderful selection of fine cheeses, beers, wines, and spirits; hampers; gifts items and so much more. www.molliesharps.co.uk
Rooms For All is a local family furniture shop; proud of quality goods and offer a friendly helpful service. www.roomsforall.co.uk
Train, direct rail links to London Kings Cross (2 hours)
Motorway - The new by-pass has enhanced the road networks with easy access to York, Leeds, Castleford, Doncaster with excellent road communications being A19, M62, A63, A1041, A1 and M18.
Bus – local bus route
The nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford 32 miles to the east.