Guided Tours

Selby Abbey offers tours for a wide range of groups with a wide range of needs and desires. From organised group tours to bespoke family packages, to individual guides, the Abbey can provide the right experience for you to explore our hidden gems. To book a bespoke or group tour please contact us directly.

Selby Abbey Tour

Dates and times of our free Selby Abbey guided tours can be found here. We offer these tours on a free basis with the hope of making our history and heritage accessible to all. All donations are welcomed and encouraged to support the upkeep of the Abbey.

In this tour you will uncover the Abbey’s hidden gems with our professionally trained volunteer guides. Explore the Abbey’s resilience through the centuries discovering stained glass, including the famous Washington Window, beautiful architecture, and hidden quirks such as disguised carvings, lepers squint and mason’s marks.

Tower Tours

Our Tower Tours are available on a booked basis only. Details of tours can be found through our Eventbrite page. You will be guided by an Abbey Tour guide and bellringer to experience the sites of Selby town, as well as seeing our bells, ringing chamber and clock.

If there is not a date that suits your preference you can contact us to see if a specially arranged tour is possible.