The York Shambles !!!!!!

The Shambles Is The Most Visited Street In York


The shambles

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.

A lovely walk from our bed and breakfast will take you into York where you too can visit the Shambles. You can book your break at our bed and breakfast by visiting our website.

Ghost Walks Leaving The Shambles

Ghost walk

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 snicklewaysand 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

rooms 2014 021Don’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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