The Shambles

Location: The Shambles, York

All day


Visit the Shambles in York and you'll be able to explore one of the country's most famous historic streets. This ancient stretch of overhanging, half-timbered buildings was once completely dedicated to butchers shops. Today you'll find this cobbled pedestrian route is now a major tourist attraction and lined with gift shops, cafes and restaurants. It's so remarkably intact that some have called the Shambles 'the most picturesque street in Britain'. What is certain is that some of the Shambles' buildings date back 700 years and you'll still be able to spot the meat hooks above the windows of many of them.