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A town fit for kings

While the beautiful market town of Selby lies just half an hour from York, you don't need to travel to get a taste of North Yorkshire's rich history. The town is the birthplace of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, and the home of Selby Abbey, a stunning 11th century church. The abbey is a rare find, being one of the only churches to survive the medieval period. Enter for free and learn all about the history of this magnificent Grade I-listed building.

Selby Town Hall: the pride and joy

Once you've marvelled at the abbey and explored the bustling local markets, head over to Selby Town Hall. Far from your average community hall, it's a fantastic hub of entertainment for Selby residents and visitors. Catch a film at the pop-up Globe Cinema, or enjoy an evening of theatre, comedy or cabaret on the hall's main stage. Keep an eye out for the regular live music events the town hall is famous for.

An adrenaline junkie's paradise

Whether you've brought the kids or not, you can't miss a visit to Summit Indoor Adventure. At this indoor theme park you can ski, climb, bowl or skate with the venue's dedicated zones. There's even an obstacle course suspended in the air if you really want to test your limits. Looking for accommodation in Selby? The Travelodge Pontefract Ferrybridge Hotel is just 20 minutes away. If you want to be closer to York's attractions, try our York Tadcaster hotel - it's the perfect base for exploring the city.