Jorvik Viking Centre
The Jorvik Viking Centre is THE stand-out tourist attraction in York, also a short walk from the Shambles Quarter. Jorvik, meaning York in Norse, is set on the site of an archaeological dig from the 1970’s which shaped the historical discourse of York forever – the discovery of a Viking Settlement under the streets dating back almost a millennium. Now a museum, the Jorvik Centre takes visitors back into York’s Scandinavian past with interactive rides, historical exhibitions and special event for all the family. The museum was closed between December 2015 and May 2017 following heavy flooding in the area but normal service has resumed delivering a fun, informative visit for all guests.
The Shambles Tavern is an independent ale house residing at number 44 of the famous street. Famed for its ‘wall of Ales’, the bar serves up an excellent range of independent craft ales and wines sourced from microbreweries across Yorkshire. The tavern also serves delicious home favourites, including Ploughmans and Fish and Chips, leading to the Shambles Tavern being accredited with the good food award in 2018. The bar prides itself on sourcing all its ingredients and ale from within the county – supporting the local farming industry..So come along, sit down on the open veranda, enjoy the views of the Shambles Market and drink a pint of locally brewed ale – it doesn’t get much better than that!
Harveys Cheese and Chutneys
The famous Shambles meat market is securely stored away in York’s vault of history, nowadays there still is a market on the Shambles supporting local independent vendors. One of the highlights of the new Shambles market is Harvey’s Cheese and Chutneys. The stall retails some of the finest selection of cheeses in York, from Dutch Edam to God’s County’s Wensleydale. All cheese are supplied with a choice of lavish chutneys available. Definitely worth a visit if cheese is you thing. To brie or not to brie, that is the question!
Ye Olde Pie & Sausage Shoppe
If ever a shop title was given the Ronseal treatment, it’s the award winning Ye Olde Pie & Sausage Shoppe in the Shambles Market. Dubbed as one of the best bakeries in the whole county, head and shoulders above the savoury counterparts in York. The question isn’t whether you should head to Ye Olde Pie Shoppe, it’s ‘what should I buy from there!’ Perfect for a quick lunchtime bite from the market.