The Potions Cauldron

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Shambles in York is one of the most famous streets in the World with more than 5 million visitors per year and has been described by Visit England as “The real Diagon Alley”, making the street a must for fans of magic from across the World.

About half way down Shambles you will notice the steam coming out of number 9¾ as the potion makers of the World’s most magical drinks emporium The Potions Cauldron are busy brewing elixir’s to enchant visitors, and keeping the history of magic on Shambles alive!

Since the 14th century potion makers have resided at 9¾ Shambles York, brewing and selling potions and elixirs to the people of the city...some medicinal and some magical.

The first known potion maker was Phileas Fry, who came to York in 1335 on a mission to help the needy and heal the sick, but in 1346 he left York and answered the call of his monarch and went to fight for King and country and joined the armies of Edward III against the French in The Battle of Crecy.

Visit The Potions Cauldron website, or in person, for more details.