Selby Abbey

The Selby Abbey from the outside

Inside view of Selby Abbey














In 1069AD, Selby Abbey became the first monastery to be founded in the North of England after the Norman Conquest, predating both York and Durham. The stunning Abbey, which is nearly 1,000 years old is believed to be the birthplace of Henry I, the son of William the Conqueror. The Abbey is home to the internationally-famous Washington window which links to the family of the first president of the United States.  

More recently the Abbey hosted the wedding of a Taiwanese pop star, and has since become a ‘must see’ location for international visitors.