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York Shambles, York

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Must see · Neighborhood · Shopping
Take a stroll down one of Britain's most atmospheric streets, York Shambles. This narrow, cobblestoned pedestrian thoroughfare features numerous timber-framed buildings, with some dating back to the 14th century. Many years ago, the street primarily housed butcher shops. Today, you'll find charming shops, cafes, and restaurants. Stop at the House of Margaret Clitherow to learn the story of York's famous 16th-century Catholic martyr. Afterward, drink tea and eat scones in the oak-beamed Earl Grey Tea Rooms. If you have British heritage, head to the York Heraldic Centre to find your family's coat of arms. The street can be quite busy with tourists--morning visitors may have a quieter time. Before you head to York, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly York itinerary builder website, to make sure you see all that York has to offer, including York Shambles.
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  • Fantastic place to simply walk around but was best later when getting darker and quieter .... loved the ghost walks  more »
  • We visited the York Shambles during the summer, but expected (due to Covid) it may have been less busy, but it was not. In fact, it was packed with Harry Potter fans (something I did not expect, but....  more »

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