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Margaret Clitherow Shrine

35 The Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 1904 621756
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Doesn't hide the truth of it's dark past

A hidden place, with a feeling of respect and good information about the history associated with... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Worth a few minutes of your time.

This simple and unassuming Shrine is in the centre of the Shambles and is well worth a few minutes... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Sandy, United Kingdom
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35 The Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 1904 621756
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A hidden place, with a feeling of respect and good information about the history associated with it. A place of peace and reflection, with angelic statues. Reflections of a secondary-age student group visit.

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

This simple and unassuming Shrine is in the centre of the Shambles and is well worth a few minutes of your time if you are passing. I had no idea this place even existed. The inspirational story of Margaret Clitherow, who was born Margaret Middleton...More

13  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Tucked away on the Shambles, and easy to miss. This small shrine remembers Margaret who died , by being crushed under a door, for her catholic faith. Only requires a short stop, and a prayer if you wish.

Thank poggy11
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This shrine is an interesting place to pop into whilst in the shambles. Admittance free tho donation box is also there. Margaret is the original saont of York who had an untimely death! Interesting histoey and folklore. This shrine is her former home. Very central.

Thank Paulsmithcasty
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Easily missed when you are walking around the shambles. Worth having a look though. Very small interior with pew and chairs a few bits to read about Margaret Clitherow.

1  Thank awayalottoomuch
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The point is covered during the guided tours. It ideally takes 10-15 mins to cover this historical shrine.

Thank ud1981
Reviewed 26 July 2016

In the Shambles ..... look out for what looks like an old house with its green plaque outside. Tranquil and peaceful original home of a True Saint of York a Martyr for the Faith. TIP: Mass is celebrated here at 10am on Saturdays. Leave a...More

Thank Jake-from-Liverpool
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is the house where the Saint who died for being a catholic in the 1500s in York. The death was barbaric where she was leant over a stone with a door weighted on top of her.

Thank 02040508BW
Reviewed 30 May 2016

It is a small house in the Shambles and is a Shrine to Margaret Clitherow who lived there in 1586 and was made a Saint in 1970. It is small little chapel. Well worth a visit but do some research on the person to get...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The original house of a York saint who would not denounce her beliefs and was killed in a horrific way because them has been turned into a shrine in her memory. Nice little building in a busy part of the city.

Thank SteveS1970
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