Selby is a market town in north Yorkshire with excellent transport links to major commercial and social hubs like Leeds and York. Whilst it would make an excellent base to explore these cities and the surrounding Yorkshire countryside, it is a bustling market town in its own right with plenty to attract and entertain visitors. Your Selby escort will know all about having a good time, and she’ll be the ideal guide to make sure that happens while you’re visiting.


The most striking and famous landmark within the town of Selby itself is doubtless Selby Abbey. This imposing monument was originally built in the 11th century and has gone down in history as the birthplace of Henry I. The main body of the Abbey is a mix of Norman, Victorian and Gothic architecture but perhaps the most unusual feature is the 15th century Washington Window, a stained glass monument which includes the heraldic coat of arms of the family of George Washington, first president of the US. The design, featuring red and white stripes and red stars was then taken on as the flag of the District of Columbia and was clearly a huge influence on the famous Stars and Stripes itself.


In terms of culture, the leading venue in the town is the Town Hall, which offers a regular and ever-changing roster of drama, comedy and live music. If you’re girl likes her music loud, raucous, hot and sweaty then head down to the Town Hall on one of the local band nights, which draw big crowds of local people attracted by the chance to enjoy young, exciting talent.


The recent redevelopment of Selby has seen shopping centres opening in the centre of town and on the outskirts, which means you’ll have more than enough choice if you decide to treat your girl to the kind of personal gift that will make her eyes light up. Abbey Walk Shopping Centre is home to the type of household names you’d expect to see on the High Street, as is the Three Lakes Retail Park on the outskirts of the town. If you want something a little more individual, take her window shopping around the independent shops you’ll find in the streets surrounding the Abbey and along Finkle Street and Micklegate.


If you want to sit down and relax during the course of your shopping trip, there are plenty of pubs and bars to choose from in the centre of Selby. The stretch which runs along the banks of the river Ouse offers a selection which blend somewhere to eat and drink with particularly picturesque views. Whether you choose the Nelson Inn, the Riverside Bar or the Three Swans, you’ll be treated to a wide range of drinks, including local ales, and a typically warm Yorkshire welcome.


If you’re looking for more formal dining you can choose between delicious Mediterranean cooking at The Olive Tree, modern British treats at The Loftsome Bridge Coaching House and contemporary Indian cuisine at Jinnah. The truth is that no matter where you choose to eat the tastiest dish on the menu will be your Selby escort.

Ellie x