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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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  • Step back in time... The Shambles is a very old street in York. The buildings overhang the street and many are lopsided to say the least. It is quaint, charming and very atmospheric . A narrow...  more »
  • Set in the Centre of York is an Open Market , Many stalls with gifts , crafts , and a lot more. The surroundings of the shambles is amazing and makes you feel your going back in time.  more »

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