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

Reviewed 10 September 2018
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
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.
35 The Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 1904 621756
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I always visit St Margaret Clitheroe's shrine, it's so peaceful but also a tragical reminder of human cruelty and what intolerance can lead to, sadly people are still persecuted on account of the faith or ethnicity today, humanity doesn't change only the fashions and technology.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 11 September 2018 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 10 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

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 22 August 2018

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

2  Thank odministrator
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
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