By Tim Lambert. It’s not unreasonable to assume the Shambles York is haunted when considering it's long, unbroken history. Shambles has been called the best-preserved Medieval street in Europe and has been voted as the most picturesque street in Britain. This fabulous cobbled street in York still today echoes with history and is teaming with shops as it has been for centuries. ROMAN YORK. The history of The Shambles York England - Margaret Clitherow. It was once known as The Great Flesh Shambles, probably from the Anglo-Saxon Fleshammels (literally 'flesh-shelves'), the word for the shelves that butchers used to display their meat. History. It was once called the “Great Flesh Shambles” because of the shelves of meat the butchers would display. The street today is one of the UK's most visited and has become a wealth of shopping, tourist attractions, restaurants and many other things to see and do, including tours, ghost walks and historic talks. By the mid 2nd century a small town grew up by the fort. They invaded Yorkshire in 71 CE and built a fort between the rivers Ouse and Foss. A pub across the road, "The Golden Fleece", is reputed to be "the most haunted" pub in the world. Go to York today and you will find the narrow lanes of The Shambles to be bustling with tourists and shoppers. It has been described as the finest street in Europe, and in the 2010 Google Street View Awards was named 'Britain's Most Picturesque Street'. This section of York dates back to the 14th century and was the place butchers set up shop. Despite its small size, York has played a central role throughout much of England‘s history. The Romans founded the city of York. Shambles (also known as 'The Shambles') is a bustling centre piece of historic York. Shambles York Is Haunted. York’s most famous shopping street. The unique beauty of The Shambles has been recognised and awarded the title of the most picturesque street in Britain in the Google Street View Awards. The Shambles (known officially as Shambles) is a street in York dating to the Middle Ages. A walled city first founded by the Romans, its colorful historical heritage draws tourists in droves from all over the world, and thanks to careful town planning and preservation works, visitors here are offered an unparalleled and pristine glimpse into the UK of a bygone era. The shops bustling with modern day shoppers and tourists alike. History Landmarks Culture Art Countries The Shambles, York: The Most Medieval Street in England Kaushik Patowary Sep 11, 2012 1 comments Located in the heart of the city of York, England, the Shambles is an old mediaeval street, often called Europe's best preserved. The Shambles (officially known as just Shambles) is an old street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. YORK'S Shambles is known all over the world. A SHORT HISTORY OF YORK, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. The Shambles Market is a daily market held in the city centre of York, in England.. Until 1955 the city's main markets were in Parliament Street and St Sampson's Square.That year, the market in St Sampson's Square was closed, and the one in Parliament Street was reduced to opening only on Saturdays.