Selby Town Centre

The Selby Abbey at the Selby 950 Pilgrim event


Selby is a small market town and home to a beautiful 11th century iconic Abbey, celebrating its 950th anniversary in 2019.

The Abbey anchors a range of independent shops and eateries with other attractions such as the Farmers market, Monday markets.

Selby is connected to major northern cities through rail and road making it an attractive, affordable place for people to live, work and enjoy life. 

We are realising the potential of our town through;

  • The development of our Station masterplan
  • Recent investment through Selby District Council, the Arts Council England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Drax Power Ltd into Selby 950, a year long celebration of local heritage and culture in honour of the Abbey's 950th birthday, click here for details

Recent success in seeing a £430,000 funding boost following a successful bid to the Historic England High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ). The funding is part of a £95m Government investment across 69 UK high streets. A programme of works and cultural activity will start from April 2020. and will be directed into works to revive areas of Selby town from April 2020.