Destination guide

The friendly city of Selby awaits you

Take a holiday to Selby and enjoy the area's entertainment, festivals and churches. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its bars and restaurants. York Minster and Yorkshire Air Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Selby

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Selby a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • York Dungeon (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Fulford Golf Club (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • York Racecourse (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Mid Yorkshire Golf Club (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Fairburn Ings (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Selby

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Selby. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Barlow Common (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Oakhill Nature Reserve (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Eastrington Ponds (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Goddards Garden (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Selby

The nearest airport is in Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), located 20.4 mi (32.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is 26.4 mi (42.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Selby Station or Wressle Station to see more of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Selby?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 570 holiday lettings around Selby. From 127 houses to 232 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Selby?

Small and soulless hotel rooms are forgettable. Living like a local in the dynamic heart of a thrilling new destination is most definitely not. HomeAway has 88 city centre rental properties available. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Luckily, HomeAway has plenty more options, including:

  • 45 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 43 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 30 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Selby?

If you want to discover how the locals live, slide open the curtains and soak up this destination from the comfort and convenience of an apartment. You'll be able to select from 248 different options on HomeAway. How does £57 per night sound? That's what you're looking at spending if you don't leave it too long! Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 208 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £73 per night.
  • Cottage: 140 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £60 per night.
  • Hotel: 53 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £40 per night.

Can I stay in Selby in a large group?

Whether you're going on a special trip with the entire family or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's a whole lot of fun hanging out in a brand new place together! The best news is that HomeAway has places that'll suit. 47 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Currently, they're the most popular choice here for sizeable groups. Rental properties around the area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • Searching for properties that can hold 6 holiday makers? We have 188 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just £73 per night.
  • If you have 5 in your crew, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 73 holiday rentals that are ideal. Prices start at £60 a night.
  • Hunting down places for rent catering to 8 guests? You'll be delighted to discover we have 38 that will fit the bill. You can get one for as little as £135 a night.

You and your posse will be well looked after when you organise your Selby travels with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Selby?

Reduce those hefty accommodation costs when you organise your stay with HomeAway. You'll find a range of unique holiday rentals and save loads! You can count on there being an amazing deal just waiting to be snatched up in Hull Road. With 34 holiday rentals on offer at an average price of £115 a night, a stay in this sought-after area is sure to get your getaway started on the right foot!