The Shambles York Harry Potter shops are Heaven if you are a Potterhead! You can head off to platform 9 3/4, stock up on spell books and have yourself a butter beer. So for all you muggles out there who want a fix of Harry Potter look no further than a trip to York and The Shambles. There are many places in the uk that are reminiscent of Harry Potter Books and films. This picturesque part of York is the perfect place for a weekend break in the UK. There are so many things to do in York including this unique street devoted to Harry Potter fans.
Why Harry Potter at the Shambles?
The shambles in York is one of the best preserved medieval streets in the UK. It is said that J.K. Rowling was somewhat inspired by the Yorkshire Shambles and used this quaint cobbled street to recreate scenes in the Harry Potter book. The street is pretty much like what you would see in the fictional Diagon Alley with timber-framed buildings and hanging shop signs. The magical market shops from the wizarding world of Harry Potter are now somewhat familiar here with wizarding shops of their own. These iconic Harry Potter Shamble shops fit in the old street taking pride of place. The Shambles is a truly magical location with quirky stops along the way and a total of four Harry Potter shops perfect for Harry Potter fans.
Where is the Shambles and what is it?
The Shambles is recorded in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book of 1086 and is in the old city of York.
You can find the Shambles at this address;
The Shambles, York, YO1 7LZ
The Shambles stands for “Shamel” meaning the stalls or benches on which meat were displayed. This means that the Shambles was an ancient street of the butchers of York technically a meat market. The shambles was mentioned in the Doomsday book and the street was rebuilt in 1400 and resembles what it is today. This fifteenth-century street would still of had many butchers until the 1800s. Today In modern times since meat-vendors are no more the Shambles hosts Harry Potter shops.
What Harry Potter shops are in The Shambles
There are four Harry Potter style shops in the Shambles York.
The Shop That Must Not Be Named
The Shop That Must Not Be Named is an official licensed Harry Potter merchandise shop. The Shambles boasts an array of Harry Potter memorabilia for sale you will find books, robes , clothes and even official Olivanders wands. This Magical gift shop in York specialises in all things Potter! It is a magic shop for witches and wizards and even Muggles in a real life Diagon Alley.
The Boy wizard Harry Potter shop in The shambles York
The Boy Wizard Shop is also a Harry Potter Shop in the Shambles York. Hermione would be proud to buy her Hogworts school of magic books here. Here you can purchase your Slytherin house uniform or collectables, souvenirs and memorabilia. Hufflepuff puff collections adorn the walls and even more wands of choice. Find your Every flavour beans or your chocolate frogs here too. This shop truly is Harry Potter Magic!
The World or Wizardry, The Shambles
Another Harry Potter inspired shop for Harry Potter fans is the World of Wizardry! You will also find Plenty of Harry Potter paraphernalia in here.. I even spotted a few dragon eggs in Game of thrones section of the shop.
The Potions Cauldron 9 3/4 Shambles York
The Potion Cauldron is an amazing shop which is actually a coffee shop. You can purchase a flat witch coffee, hot chocolate frog or a shot of magic!
You can also get your hands on Phileas Phials power of a wizard potion, tonic of truth potion or even a camouflage potion. If you fancy a bottled potion of glittery magic in your cocktail such as unicorn essence or basilisk blood you have come to the right place!
Also The Potions cauldron is found at 9 3/4 the Shambles, who do you think lives at no 10? Spot the door below!
Where can I get butter beer on the Shambles?
You can also get your fix of butter beer at the potions cauldron on the Shambles in York. Not only do the Potions Cauldron sell dragons eggs but they even sell Butter Beer! Don’t forget to pop out the back and look for the Harry Potter lego castle and other activities to take photos too.
Other Magical Harry Potter spots in York
There are other Magical Harry Potter spots in York such as these:
The bridge at York Railway Station appear in The Philosopher’s Stone when Harry and Hagrid walk across it on their way to a famous Platform.
The Goathland Railway Station on the North York Moors was used as Hogsmeade in the The Philosopher’s Stone film
Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales was where Harry and Hermione hid from Voldemort in The Deathly Hallows.
Other UK Harry Potter locations
There are many Harry Potter Locations in the Uk here are few more ideas on where to go in the UK to see Harry Potter sights.
Gringotts Wizard bank in the Strand London
MinaLima Book shop Greek street London
I hope you enjoy heading off to The Shambles York Harry Potter for a bit of a pottered Heaven fix. York is a fascinating place to viva with many other places of interest and plenty of great restaurants, pubs and bars.