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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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  • Fun place to explore, eat and drink. Unique shops and vendor stalls tucked into a a look at the past. Really is a must do to experience Your  more »
  • What a wonderful place to visit the shops/houses haven’t changed a bit well worth the walk will be going again this year so we will be having another walk down  more »
  • I make a point to go to the Shambles every time i'm in york and i've been going a few times a year since i was about 5 (36 now) its changed down the years obviously but is still quaint and beautful  more »

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