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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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  • an interesting place full of history beautiful buildings and shops i wouldn't advise anyone to wear heels down hear lol  more »
  • This is a typical tourist trap with little of interest except for numerous shops full of tourist tat. The buildings are of interest with several genuine half-timbered examples. However, if you want qu...  more »
  • Not as good as it used to be as a lot of the independent shops have gone. The structure and history of the buildings is still interesting though. Depending on when you visit it can be very very busy.  more »
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