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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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  • Fabulous place. A must visit when in York. Very atmospheric. Loved it. Particularly the hand bag shop. Great for Harry Potter fans. 
    Fabulous place. A must visit when in York. Very atmospheric. Loved it. Particularly the hand bag shop. Great for Harry Potter fans.  more »
  • Known as the 'Harry Potter' Street and it definitely lived up to its name! its quite narrow and we went while the kids were off for summer holidays so it was very busy! but there was so much to look.....  more
    Known as the 'Harry Potter' Street and it definitely lived up to its name! its quite narrow and we went while the kids were off for summer holidays so it was very busy! but there was so much to look.....  more »
  • Fun street to walk down and see the historical buildings. Went back later in the afternoon when quieter for less busy pictures. 
    Fun street to walk down and see the historical buildings. Went back later in the afternoon when quieter for less busy pictures.  more »

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