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Margaret Clitherow Shrine

35 The Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 1904 621756
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I would guess that most tourists miss this spot. It seems to be one more small doorway in a line... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth H
A Sanctuary of Reflection and Prayer

Like stepping back in time away from the 21st century commercial bustle of York's Shambles, the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Liverpool, 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
+44 1904 621756
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank hayjon68
Reviewed 20 June 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....More

Thank nellielim
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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 20 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

14  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 4 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 25 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
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