Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Yorkshire  /  North Yorkshire  /  York  /  York Shambles

York Shambles, York

4.4
#1 of 130 in Neighborhoods in England
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.
Create an itinerary including York Shambles

York Shambles reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
15,784 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It wise to get up early whilst staying in York and head for this delightful street. Then you will have plenty of time to enjoy the sights and the smells from the bakers shop. There is a market...  more »
  • Having not visited York for around 30 years, I had forgotten about The Shambles. My recollection was that there was more of it than there actually is! It is a very atmospheric street and gives one an....  more »

Plan your trip to York

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.