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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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  • A good place to hang around if you have an hour or so to kill. The only thing is that most shops close quite early (at least to me) so don’t go there after 5pm  more »
  • Loved the Harry Potter shop here. Plenty of historical buildings. Atmosphere was amazing even though busy as popular place. Love to go back when we have more time.  more »
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