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York Shambles, York

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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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  • A fantastic location though, in my opinion, spoilt by the fact that early every shop is dedicated to Harry Potter. 
    A fantastic location though, in my opinion, spoilt by the fact that early every shop is dedicated to Harry Potter.  more »
  • World famous ‘Shambles’ offer a super shopping experience with a mix of chains and independents. Pedestrianised areas make for a nice ‘mooch’ around the shops and cafes. Everything is within walking.....  more
    World famous ‘Shambles’ offer a super shopping experience with a mix of chains and independents. Pedestrianised areas make for a nice ‘mooch’ around the shops and cafes. Everything is within walking.....  more »

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