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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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  • Well worth a visit with some great little shops and you get the feeling like you are travelling back in time a little. I loved the Fudge fro one of the Fudge shops 
    Well worth a visit with some great little shops and you get the feeling like you are travelling back in time a little. I loved the Fudge fro one of the Fudge shops  more »
  • Enjoyed our trip very much. The well known street did not fail to disappoint. Nice collection of shops, especially the Christmas one. Also the Harry Potter shop for those who are fans. Located next... 
    Enjoyed our trip very much. The well known street did not fail to disappoint. Nice collection of shops, especially the Christmas one. Also the Harry Potter shop for those who are fans. Located next...  more »

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