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The Shambles

Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
0871 266 3676
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Ranked #7 of 133 Attractions in York
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Neighborhoods
Owner description: Shambles (or The Shambles as it is often referred to) is a street in the city centre of York with a long and interesting past. Dating Back to Medieval... more » Owner description: Shambles (or The Shambles as it is often referred to) is a street in the city centre of York with a long and interesting past. Dating Back to Medieval times it was once the street of the Butcher Shops. Today the Shambles is Europe's most visited street, attracting tourist, shoppers and business clients. « less
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Wakefield
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I love that this tiny street has been preserved with its old overhanging buildings. Some of the shops are quite interesting too although some definitely sell stuff that nobody would want.

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Bath, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A very quirky but interesting street full of unique shops. Yes there are a lot ot shops selling 'naff' tourist junk but even so, it is a very pleasant change from what is today's typical high street with its bland array of national brands. Lots of hustle and bustle but all adds to the atmosphere.

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Somerset, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We have a Shambles in our village but it is nothing like the wonderful little street in the centre of York. A fascinating place to visit especially the buildings nearly touching each other.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A beautiful part of old York with much history to tell between the buildings. Take a ghost tour one evening and find out the history of the "ghosts" that still reside there. Lovely little shops to browse in.

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere and not too crowded, plenty to see like walking back in time, would visit there again

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing little medieval street - so transporting and adorable! Definitely a must see in York - you get a real feeling for what it used to be like, although admittedly it is quite touristy now, it's at least done in a tasteful way.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Came back to York to see family & friends after leaving 37years ago.The buildings & the shops are just the same & All the memories of growing up in York & walking up the shambles as a child came flooding back.A great walk up memory lane.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Being my first visit to York i had never heard of the Shambles before,and i had no idea what it was. My wife had been for the day 20+ years ago(before i had met her). And the Shambles was a surprise for me as its a very old quaint street in York,lots of old shops each side of the road,which... More

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Love it lot to do and see.lovely food too .walking down it was great to see all the old places and some nice people too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Myself and Husband visit this yearly this year we visited with our 6 Month old and was a but worries about getting round but was absolutely fine with a buggy. We love this street so old fashioned you feel like you have gone back in time. Love coming every year.

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