We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Shambles

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
Phone Number: 0871 266 3676
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$19*
and up
City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,619 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2716
    Excellent
  • 1441
    Very good
  • 396
    Average
  • 53
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Amazing history

Amazing going back in time and seeing the shambles, love going here every time we are in york, very lucky to live so close, lovely atmosphere, feels like your on holiday even when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
kathrynlouisemac
,
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in York

Add Photo Write a Review

4,619 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing going back in time and seeing the shambles, love going here every time we are in york, very lucky to live so close, lovely atmosphere, feels like your on holiday even when your not

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunedin, New Zealand
Level Contributor
198 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This street, which has given its name to the English language to describe a butcher's slaughter house or a scene of carnage, gives a unique idea of old Yorkshire streets. The architecture is so interesting and it is all well maintained. There are some fascinating little shops along the way. Well recommended for an historical stroll.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alpine
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful area to browse, shop, and have a meal. So beautiful and charming. Easy to get around. Wonderful buildings

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, MO
Level Contributor
65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure why this street is listed as a major attraction in York. It's not very long and there are so many more beautiful streets in the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It definitely is the Diagon Alley in real life. Lots of different lovely shops. You can find so many beautiful things here, or just come for photos and pretended u just went to Diagon Alley :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to visit and see in the flesh. It's like a set from harry potter. Full of character and quaint shops, with a lovely little market and some great pubs nearby. Dad was most happy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Shambles is a VERY intimate pedestrian-only shopping districts in the heart of York. Lots of great shops and next to the public market area and close to just about every attraction and activity in York - at least within the old "walled" city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Take a stroll back to medieval York with lovely original buildings and a small market. And stop for afternoon tea on the way.

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, nice market very close as well. In middle of York so lots to do nearby, made a nice afternoon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
SOARINGSISTER
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We loved the feel of the street. We were looking for The Lunch Box and found it - and had a nice sandwich for lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Shambles also viewed

York, North Yorkshire
 

Been to The Shambles? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Shambles

Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
Phone Number: 0871 266 3676
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Shambles and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
5 months ago
5 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Shambles staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?