New homes in Selby
Live the life
Located in Yorkshire within commuting distance of York and Leeds, Selby is a charming historic town with lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re shopping in the town centre, enjoying a walk in nearby nature reserves or taking a day trip to the beach, there’s something for the whole family near your new home in Selby.
Things to see and do
The 11th century Selby Abbey is one of the most recognisable sights in the town centre, but there’s lots more to see including the regular outdoor market and farmers’ markets, the Abbot’s Staith and Selby Town Hall.
If you enjoy getting active, the Transpennine Trail bike route passes through the town, while Barlow Common Nature Reserve and Skipworth Common National Nature Reserve are ideal for a relaxing weekend walk. On sunny summer days, the Yorkshire coast is only a short drive away, and the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors are also nearby.
For sports fans, you can get active at Selby Leisure Centre and Selby Superbowl, or take a day trip to Leeds where you can watch Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos rugby team play at Headingley Stadium, and Leeds United play their home football matches at Elland Road.
Other places of interest in or near to Selby include the Jorvik Theatre and Arts Centre, Yorkshire Air Museum and Edwardian house Lotherton Hall.
For families moving to Selby, there are a number of well-respected schools in the local area including Selby Abbey Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Selby Community Primary School, Brayton High School and Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science.
If you have older children who are thinking about studying for a degree, the University of York, the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University are all within commuting distance of the town.
Getting to Selby
Whether you’re visiting friends and family or commuting to nearby towns and cities for work, it’s good to know that Selby has great transport links by both car and train. The journey to Selby from York takes 25 minutes by car or 30 minutes by train, while Leeds is a 35-minute drive or 25-minute train journey away. Hull is also nearby, with a journey time of 35 minutes by car or 45 minutes by train.
If you’re travelling to London, you can get a direct train from Selby to London King’s Cross with a journey time of just two hours. When you want to jet off on holiday, you can reach Doncaster Sheffield Airport in around 40 minutes by car.