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Margaret Clitherow Shrine

35 The Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 1904 621756
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An interesting place to visit

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mikey_P7
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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A simple shrine

This is probably the most interesting building in The Shambles. The interior is a simple shrine to... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
mjc404
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Derby, 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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+44 1904 621756
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed March 27, 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

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Reviewed February 4, 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

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Reviewed January 26, 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

Thank Rob K
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Reviewed January 23, 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

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Reviewed December 16, 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

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

As we were walking down the Shambles we saw tourists taking photographs of something and once they had moved on we went to see what they photographing. It was the plaque to The Shrine of the Saint Magaret Clitherow. Intrigued we looked inside the small...More

Thank PhilB505
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

This is a shrine to St Margaret Clitherow who was martyred in York for her Catholic faith. It also has details on another person who was beatified

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We spent a long weekend in the York area from November 3 to 6. Our (Catholic) church has a small attached meeting room named after Margaret Clitherow. I knew she was created a Saint not long ago and had a vague idea she lived in...More

Thank Jonny S
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Pop in whilst you are heading up the Shambles, learn a little history. Amazing lady and you should know about her.

Thank Kate033
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