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The York Shambles !!!!!!

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Written on October 23rd, 2017

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The York Shambles !!!!!!

The Shambles Is The Most Visited Street In York   This must be on your list of things to do here whilst your staying at our bed and breakfast here in York. The word Shambles comes from the Medieval word Shamel which meant booth or bench. It was also called Flesshammel a word meaning flesh as the Shambles was a well known street for butchers shops and houses. In 1827 a totalĀ  of 26 Butchers had shops on the Shambles which is a staggering amount. Livestock was taken to the Shambles and slaughtered and today when you look at the street you will notice the pavements are raised and a gully would have allowed the blood to travel down the […]


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