Selby Tourism

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Selby is a town and civil parish in North Yorkshire, England. Situated 14 miles (22.5 km) south of the city of York, along the course of the River Ouse, Selby is the largest and, with a population in 2001 of 13,012, most populous settlement of the wider Selby local government district. The town population had increased at the 2011 census to 14,731. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, much of the wealth of the town was facilitated via Selby's position upon the banks of the River Ouse. In the past, Selby had a large shipbuilding industry and was an important port, for the most part due to the Selby Canal which brought trade from the city of Leeds. Selby is home to Selby Town F.C. who play in the Northern Counties East Football League.


If you are looking for travel information of Selby in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Selby is located at a short trip away from Manchester a major city in United Kingdom. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Manchester for its bountiful attractions like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village on your trip to Selby. Also, to reach Selby, you'll have to take a flight to Manchester; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Selby*

  • Pollution Statistics in Selby

    Know the pollution level of Selby before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Selby: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Selby for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Selby.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.21 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.93 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.14 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.46 (Low)
    • Attacks 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.79 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.29 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.71 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Selby - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Selby is 203.82 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 59.67 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.31 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 8.84 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.41 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.16 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.22 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 115.8 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Selby

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Selby

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.43 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.86 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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