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York Shambles, York

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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  • A must see and do whilst in York…..take your camer as plenty of photo shots….lovely Xmas decoration shop  more »
  • If you want to take photographs come back in the evening the street is crowded during the day with interesting small businesses. Great atmosphere.  more »
  • A must do in York. Great to wander up and down, every shop is different (some Charity Shops) with specialities on view. Some staff in costume adds authenticity.  more »

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