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Shambles, York

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This is the most famous street in York and the only one to be listed in the Doomsday book. It's quaint and very picturesque with its narrow cobbled streets and the timbered shops leaning so close they nearly touch each other. It used to be a street of medieval butcher shops and slaughter houses, which must have been a real health hazard in those days as visitors to this street would have had to tread very cautiously through the discarded offal. The street probably gets its name from the low wide shelves called 'shammels' on which the butchers displayed their meat. Now it's a street of souvenir and coffee shops.