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The Shambles

Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
0871 266 3676
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Ranked #8 of 131 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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Connahs Quay, Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Well all I can say is that if you have seen a quality street tin you have been here nothing but over priced trinket shops with wonkey walls

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West London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My wife is an ardent shopper and found these shops too touristy and a little boring. We were expecting a little more in the way of unusual shops but this is not the case.Didn't find this particular street atmospheric and could really do with some independent stores.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It is unlikely not to visit the Shambles one in York ... such a pretty street with its Victorian Houses ... a real Gem!

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Hawthorn,Co.Durham
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Really nice street with some very quirky different shops, definately find some unusual gifts her as well as York souveniersLoads of traditional signs outside shopfronts.Photo opprtunities

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s wales
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

What a treat to find such a fabulous street of quaint old shops. Looks like something out of Harry Potter. My wife loved it, spent a fortune and even had a brilliant meal later in the evening.

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Wychbold
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

During our honeymoon in York we kept wandering back to the shambles. Plenty of interesting little shops, cafés and bars. You can easily spend several hours here without noticing.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This street in York has remained over the years. Although it has shops ,etc. it is truly an old victorian cobbled street. It is next to Newgate market and in the city centre. Ideal for families to see what old York looked like.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A must-see in York, along with the city walls and the York Minster. We took the kids here and wandered through the adjacent historic medieval neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Me and my partner always go to the Shambles when we are in York. I know that the shops are quite touristy but this does not bother me as I think the architecture is lovely and it is so quaint. It is a shame that the Past Images store is not there any more though.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The Shambles is a must-see street in York. A restored medieval street with loads of original features from its past - butcher's hooks and the like - and with a wealth of beautiful buildings and lovely independent shops. Really atmospheric, like stepping back in time.

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