We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Hidden”

Margaret Clitherow Shrine
Ranked #63 of 167 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 8, 2017

I would guess that most tourists miss this spot. It seems to be one more small doorway in a line of ancient buildings in the Shambles. In fact, I was being guided through York by a resident of North Yorkshire, who prides herself on her knowledge of local history, but who had never noticed the shrine before - despite having been through the Shambles many times. When we visited, we noticed the reverent atmosphere - a simple, holy, place. There were several people there, meditating, praying. Stepping into the space was like being transported back 500 years.

2  Thank ElizabethH3941
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (63)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"peaceful haven"
in 4 reviews
"catholic faith"
in 2 reviews
"ouse bridge"
in 2 reviews
"short stop"
in 2 reviews
"small chapel"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"prayer"
in 6 reviews
"death"
in 10 reviews
"plaques"
in 8 reviews
"martyrs"
in 5 reviews
"shambles"
in 37 reviews
"priest"
in 3 reviews
"holy"
in 2 reviews
"poignant"
in 2 reviews
"century"
in 3 reviews
"life"
in 4 reviews
"tourists"
in 3 reviews
Filter

19 - 23 of 63 reviews

Reviewed June 27, 2017

Like stepping back in time away from the 21st century commercial bustle of York's Shambles, the Shrine of St. Margaret Clitherow instantly becomes a sanctuary of peace just feet away from the busy street.
The shrine offers a chance to reflect on the martyrdom of this great saint and to say prayers in the relative silence.
An important place for visiting catholics to see and an interesting part of York's rich history.

1  Thank hayjon68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 20, 2017

The shrine consist of a small room in a house in the Shambles. A plaque on the wall explains Margaret's story. There is a statue of her and an altar. The shrine is open to all with no admission fee but a donation is requested. Poignant and moving, a short stop can be made if in the area.

1  Thank nellielim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 25, 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.

Thank Adventure702415
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed March 19, 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 and known as ‘the Pearl of York’, is both sad and fascinating. She was a brave and dedicated woman and there are a couple of information boards you can read about her.

Unfortunately, the entrance to the Shrine is unsuitable for wheelchair users as it is very narrow.

14  Thank Sandygranny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Margaret Clitherow Shrine also viewed

York, North Yorkshire
York, North Yorkshire
 
York, North Yorkshire
 

Been to Margaret Clitherow Shrine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing