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 total 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 street. The meat would have been hung up in the street and been displayed on window bottoms called Shamels. In 2010 The Shambles here in York was voted the ‘most picturesque street.’ beating The Royal Crescent in Bath. Today the Shambles is home to coffee shops chocolate shops jewellery shops and the Margaret Clitherow shrine.
Ghost Walks Leaving The Shambles
The York Shambles is also home to the famous Ghost Walks. If you want to experience a tour of York’s haunted locations then you must make your way to the Shambles at 7.30pm for ‘The Ghost Hunt Of York’ You will make your way through the various ‘snickleways‘ and see York’s magnificent architecture. So are you ready for a spooky walk with a difference. !!!! At our bed and breakfast here in York we have many Guests that have had a wonderful evening on the Ghost tour and you could be next.
Don’t forget to visit one of our previous blogs for what’s coming up here in York you will find information about The Great York Ghost Search The York Ice Trail and The York Christmas Markets. You can now book your break here with us direct at our bed and breakfast here in York by visiting our website or you can telephone us direct on 01904 627521. Well for know folks take care and see you next time. Martin & Bev Gregorys Guest House York
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