The history of York groans and simmers with foul deeds from the Roman, Viking and Medieval periods, grim executions and murders spawning a myriad of ghosts in what is claimed to be the most haunted city in Europe. Escorted by a professional guide, ghost hunts prowl the streets and old snickleways of York unearthing strange and gruesome tales. This emotional roller coaster tour mixes horror and hilarity.
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This is the most famous street in York and the only one to be listed in the Doomsday book. It's quaint and very picturesque with its narrow cobbled streets and the timbered shops leaning so close they nearly touch each other. It used to be a street of medieval butcher shops and slaughter houses, which must have been a real health hazard in those days as visitors to this street would have had to tread very cautiously through the discarded offal. The street probably gets its name from the low wide shelves called 'shammels' on which the butchers displayed their meat. Now it's a street of souvenir and coffee shops.