From Visit York.
With a history spanning 2,000 years, there’s no surprise that myths and magic are in abundance in the city of York.
Throughout the centuries characters from alchemists to witches are said to have passed through the city. Find out about York’s magical connections from past to present.
The city’s most famous street, the historic Shambles dates back to the fourteenth century and the medieval lane is said to be an inspiration for the film depiction of Diagon Alley, the magical shopping location from the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
The street is now home to four different mystical outlets including the World of Wizardry and The Boy Wizard selling everything a wizard fan could possibly need and want and is proving popular with wizard fans from around the world.
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