The Shambles, York, North Yorkshire. "The oldest street in York is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 and In the late 19th century was known for its number of butchers. The meat would hang in the shadows of the overhanging buildings away from the sun.
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The Shambles, York, England. Maybe we can find a walking ghost/history tour for the first night we arrive in York, April 2nd? We can arrive, unpack, find an old haunted pub and eat and have a pint (or two) then find a tour to take?
YORK ~ ENGLAND ~ The Shambles is a charming old street in York with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the 14th century. The street-level shops, inlcuding butchers, catered to the townspeople. Although the butchers have since vanished, a number of shops still have meat-hooks hanging outside.