Swanning Around Selby

Selby Civic Society

stimulating public interest in, and caring for, the beauty, history and character of the town and its surroundings

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Swanning Around Selby

The "Swanning Around Selby" booklet launched by the Society on 19th September 2014 and developed with generous financial assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund, will help the reader/walker to understand key places, events and people that contribute to Selby's rich history and heritage.

The booklet, now in a 4th Edition released in May 2017, contains information on Selby's history, the magnificent Abbey church and a hidden gem, the medieval monastic warehouse of Abbot's Staith.

Six themed self-guided walks, of between 100 yards and 3 miles in length, lead the walker to approximately sixty "stations" of historical significance to the town.

You will discover information on the places, buildings and people that have featured in Selby's history over the last 1000 years.

If you want to explore further, by following QR links in the booklet, smartphone users with a QR app will be able to access much more information about twenty of the main sites.

Or if you just want to explore Selby from your armchair, open the "Swanning Around Selby" e-version by clicking on the link below, and follow the hyperlinks in it to open up pages of background information,

Swanning Around Selby - a guide to Selby's heritage.