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Among all the tourist activity outside this place appears to get overlooked and so is a very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jan W
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
An interesting place to visit

This shrine, located on The Shambles is another example of the long and interesting history of... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Mikey_P7
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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The former home of St. Margaret Clitherow, an ordinary butcher's wife who was martyred for her faith in 1586, is today a shrine in her memory.
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35 The Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is surprising to see this Shrine on York's most busy and bustling street! Worth dropping by if you are on the Shambles to learn about and reflect on someone who have their lives for their beliefs. There is a prayer book on display where...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Among all the tourist activity outside this place appears to get overlooked and so is a very peaceful place to stop and reflect and well worth a visit to understand a different time

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing to find this on such a busy street. A lovely shrine- like a small chapel, with an interesting story. It was good to learn a little of the life of this lady and to think of the religious schisms that used to be such...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly humbling and thought provoking place. Thank you for preserving it for others to learn. Highly recommend popping in to think for a while- please donate too!

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

This shrine, located on The Shambles is another example of the long and interesting history of York. If you are visiting York then it is certainly worth popping into this shrine to have a look around and have a read of the history of St...More

Thank Mikey_P7
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is probably the most interesting building in The Shambles. The interior is a simple shrine to Margaret Clitherow who was martyred in 1586 because she was guilty of hiding Catholic priests. The interior is a peaceful haven where one can sit and reflect in...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Although I have walked up and down the Shambles countless times, I'd never noticed the Margaret Clitherow shrine before - so thanks to Trip Advisor for the pointer. The shrine is actually a simple old house and is where Margaret once lived. It is a...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 26 January 2018

One thing York isn’t short of is history. Margaret Clitherow was martyred in York more than 400 years ago, gruesomely executed by being crushed to death for standing up against the suppression of the Catholic religion, and here there’s a shrine dedicated to her memory....More

1  Thank Rob K
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Crossing the Ouse Bridge we saw a commemorative plaque to Saint Margaret Clitheroe who was executed in the tollbooth which stood near that spot. Then walking down the Shambles we came across her house where you can go in one room where there is a...More

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

A Lady Fatimah Chapel is located within the Shambles. The chapel is very small and nothing much to see in it. But you could know the history of Lady Fatimah Chapel by reading the information given. If you have time to visit the Shambles, it...More

Thank iamavoyageur
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