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Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
Phone Number: 0871 266 3676
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Shambles (or The Shambles as it is often referred to) is a street in the...

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.

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A quaint street with good shops but more interesting if you learn about the origins of the shambles and its history!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mel B
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A quaint street with good shops but more interesting if you learn about the origins of the shambles and its history!

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Thank Mel B
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

York is such a lovely place to walk through and the Shambles is definitely part of that experience. It gives you a really good picture of how people used to live - and luckily all the buildings have been preserved

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Thank Rhonda B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Make sure you hold hands the full length otherwise it's unlucky in love.....unless Mad Alice is with you somewhere in the sprit world..........

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derbyshire
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love York and the Shambles are full of lovely individual shops and cafes . It's difficult to choose where to eat and drink because of the huge variety but we never seem to be disappointed.

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Thank wendy l
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The shambles is a historical street that is well worth a visit.. Very quaint and beautiful . Thought it was an amazing little street.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So lovely here to browse the lovely little shops, eat in aunt Bessie's tea rooms and just wander the quaint streets. We did a ghost walk at night which was very interesting and the chap was very good with his long cape and walking stick which added to the atmosphere. Lots of good restaurants and bars. Christmas time is a... More 

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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

these shops are beautiful, like stepping back hundreds of years. there is a number of quirky unique shops. fantastic tea rooms as well.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked down here it like a street but Dickensian. There isn't really much you can say about it apart from its old .

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York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With living in York I can always go into town early and miss all the rush. The Shambles are like the photo on here !! the best photos can be taken before everyone fills the street.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must on a visit to Your. Lovelly cobbled street with very old quaint buildings and interesting shops.

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