If you’re looking for a town in Yorkshire that oozes with charm and character, then Selby should be top of your list. Located in picturesque Yorkshire countryside, this place is an excellent base for a short break or holiday or a fantastic place to live. If you’re looking for a companion to enjoy all that Selby has to offer, you’ve come to the right place.
Things to do
Finding something to do in Selby is easy because you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you want to soak up some history, enjoy some food or drink or take advantage of the stunning surrounding countryside, you’ll not be disappointed. Our escorts always comment on how much they like Selby and enjoy accompanying clients on dates there. There’s just something about cosy towns like this that make for special days and nights out.
We’ve listed of recommendations below:
You can’t come to Selby and not visit the magnificent abbey. Founded in AD1069, it has stood for almost 1,000 years and is a testament to endurance during some of England’s most destructive periods in history. It now resides at the heart of community life (holding regular services and concerts).
Situated in the centre of Selby, this park is perfect for long walks all year round. The five acres of gardens include: a variety of decorative planting, bowls green, mini golf and an area with picnic tables and seating.
Providing entertainment right in the heart of Selby, if you’re looking for some down time this a great place to visit.
Have some serious fun ten-pin bowling or taking part in their laser quest zone. This facility certainly isn’t just for kids!
Selby Town Hall
Regarded as one of the best live venues in the area, having won the Yorkshire Post’s ‘Nightlife Award’. The town hall is well worth a visit to experience local band nights and the annual Battle of the Bands which has been known to sell out in a matter of hours!
If you’re looking to do a bit of walking or cycling on your visit, the scenery and Trans Pennine Trail cycleway around Selby with its direct path into the heart of York are very popular.
Eat / Drink
If you’re heading to Selby for food or drinks, then you certainly won’t be disappointed. There are some fantastic places to try! We’d recommend trying The Doghouse, The Escapologist, The George Inn, The Black Dog Inn, The Olive Branch, Loftsome Bridge Boutique Hotel & Restaurant and Spuds And Berries Farm Shop.
Where to stay?
Selby’s charm will more than likely persuade you to stay and that’s ok because there’s some great accommodation options.
Here are our recommendations on where to stay:
- The George Inn – a 15th Century coaching Inn situated next to the stunning 11th Century Selby Abbey
- Loftsome Bridge Hotel – rooms are situated around the attractive courtyard with views of the countryside
- Mackinder Farms Holiday Accommodation – a collection of cottages and contrasting eco-friendly lodges
- Carlton Towers – a quintessentially English estate situated near to Selby
Getting to Selby
Selby is very accessible by the A1 and has a great rail connection.