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.
York Shambles reviews
No walking tour of York is complete without a wander up or down this wonderful street. The ancient buildings almost meet overhead. Remember, everything here is genuine. It would still be here were.... more »
Visiting on Christmas day is the quietest Ive ever seen it. I was able to have a leisurely stroll for once. more »
Called here over Xmas period. Despite the restrictions, the area is lovely, and sad we are unable to just pop into the old pubs for a beer etc. more »
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