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The Shambles

Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
0871 266 3676
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Ranked #8 of 132 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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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went to York for the first time and this is one of those historic spots that is a must-see. There are a lot of small trinket and gift shops and the atmosphere around the place is festive and alive.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What a great place to visit when you go to york so much history with all the little shop we really enjoyed our visits to the shambels

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Attard, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely part of York which won't take long to see. Lovely old houses with cute little shops. A must see when in York.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very good - lots of lovely gift shops and amazing streets. Ate in a wee place in the the shambles - pulled pork roll with mustard and honey - tasty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great street music,great shops,dog friendly,love it love it, all the little quirky shops are great . Small cafés and gift shops have very friendly ppl in them

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Shambles is a short, medieval street in which the buildings have begun to lean into each other as well as overhang the street. It's very quaint and almost Harry Potter-esque. With the overhanging buildings and cobblestoned street, we really felt that we were in another time and place. Because so much of York is within walking distance, be sure... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's simple, easy and accessible by everyone. There's no reason why anybody can't do this attraction. It's the old true York and well worth a visit. Stroll through the shambles and you're done :)

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Hedon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Whenever we come to York we always make sure we visit the Shambles. It reminds me of Diagon Alley of the Harry Potter films. Its very old style and the shops are small with lots of Character. Make sure you try and catch one of the street performers just at the end of the Shambles too as they are well... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There's no reason not to visit The Shambles. It's a lovely, old-style street with lots of sweet and fudge shops. Worth spending some time visiting, regardless of what brings you to York.

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Shropshire uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Found this place fascinating. We walked around in the sunshine, it was buzzing so well worthy of a visit.

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