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Area Guide to Houses for Sale in Selby

Selby is a bustling market town, situated in the heart of Yorkshire. Conveniently situated near to the A1 and M62, and close to Leeds and York, our houses for sale in Selby offer something for everyone both in the town and in the surrounding area.

The central attraction has to be the 11th century Selby Abbey, birthplace of Henry I. Often referred to as the ‘hidden Gem of Yorkshire’, Selby Abbey is truly magnificent and one of the most superb Abbey churches to be found anywhere in England. One of the few surviving churches of the medieval period, people have worshiped here for over 900 years. Selby Abbey has some fantastic architecture and some fascinating history, and visitors are welcome to come along for a service or to take a look around.

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Houses for sale in Selby benefit a market in the town centre every Monday, and there is a special Bank Holiday Monday market which attracts traders and visitors from across the region. There is also a Selby Farmers Market held on the first Wednesday of every month.

Selby College was redeveloped in 2011 and has some of the best exam results in the country achieving a 99.1% overall ‘A’ level pass rate in 2010, with 24 out of the 26 subjects having a 100% pass rate.

Just being approximately 12 miles from York, a lot of people do feel they can get more for their money in Selby.  The Railway station has some fantastic, fast network links including the Hull-York Line which is 21 miles south of York and the Leeds-Hull Line which is 20.75 miles  east of Leeds and 31 miles west of Hull.  To London - there are eight trains per day on weekdays in total stopping at Doncaster and London Kings Cross.

In January 2014, it was announced that a new £50m marina is to be created on the site of a former mill, together with hundreds of houses for sale in Selby area it has been heralded as a major boost for tourism and the local economy.  Plans have been approved for two major schemes - a large scale development at Olympia Park and the development of Selby Marina.