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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This is just an old fashioned street, no different to chester or any other Roman town, in fact it should be named Harry potter street as there are about 4 shops selling the same tat, don't know if... more »
Lovely old street. Nice to just walk down. Some interesting shops. Some ordinary gift style shops. Reminded me of Harry Potter. ..there are three Harry Potter themed shops on the street! more »
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