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 smallest and southern most district in North Yorkshire. Bordering South Yorkshire and Humberside, it has a mixed economy with some heavy industry and former mining communities.
Selby itself, a bustling market town with a population amounting to a quarter of the whole district.
The central feature of Selby is the 11th Century Selby Abbey, and is also the birth place of Henry I.