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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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  • Some of the shops along the street sell Harry Potter inspired trinkets and goodies. A must visit for Potter heads. For those that wants to walk and immerse in York's scenery, this foot path has a mix....  more »
  • You have to be there to feel it. Like Hagrid just knocked his umbrella in a circle on random bricks and suddenly a passageway opens to Diagonally. This is it guys. The real deal. The closes you’ll...  more »
  • Great place would love to see it at Christmas absolutely love it. You have to come here when I’m York  more »

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