Selby is a market town in North Yorkshire, with a population in 2011 of 14,731. It's on the tidal River Ouse, 14 miles south of York, and as late as 1998 had a ship-building industry. In the 1970s and 80s it was the centre of a productive coalfield. These industries have gone and Selby is now a commuter town for York and Leeds. The main reason to visit is the abbey, an intact medieval building with a stained glass window depicting the original "Stars and Stripes".
Trains run every 30 min from Leeds, taking 30 min to Selby and continuing for another 35 min to Hull - hourly these start from Manchester Airport and Piccadilly.
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