Selby, located in North Yorkshire, is situated about 20 kilometers south of York and is also located on the River Ouse. Selby is the largest town in the area. Historically, the town had a large shipbuilding industry. Today visitors can enjoy a variety of shops as well as a host of different eateries and restaurants in Selby as well as in the surrounding area. There are also numerous accommodation options in the immediate area as well. Selby can be easily reached from outlying areas and surrounding towns.
The English town of Selby is located within the area of North Yorkshire. The town of Selby is located on the banks of the River Ouse about twelve miles to the south of the city of York. The town of Selby has a population of about thirteen thousand and twelve and it is one of the biggest settlement areas within the area that is government by the district of Selby.
The town of Selby was once part of the area that is known as West Riding of Yorkshire. A lot of the wealth of the town is encouraged by the town's position with the River Ouse. The town of Selby was once home to a large shipbuilding yard and the Selby Canal assisted this.
The town of Selby is used a lot as a commuter town today due to its closeness to the city of Leeds and also the city of York. The town is also very popular as a tourist location mainly due to Selby Abbey and this has led to a vast amount of renovation and development within the town.
The residential area of Selby has also seen a massive amount of development and expansion over the years and there is now a large amount of new apartments and houses within the area.
Nowadays a lot of the economy of the town is based on the local arable farming sector and also the commuter areas of York, Leeds and Wakefield. Part of the history of Selby is connected with coal mining and it was once a leading site in the United Kingdom.