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The Shambles

Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
0871 266 3676
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Ranked #7 of 117 Attractions in York
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Old cobbled streets with crooked shops. We walked through in 2 minutes non of the shops were of interest to us. What we would call 'tat', but okay if you like that sort of thing. Charming little Street. Can say I've been, but nothing special! 😊

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Great street - with good array of shops - all in a Christmas theme - very Dickensian and quaint - worth the visits and trecks

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

The shambles are a really characteristic part of York. If you go in winter time they are very romantic and cosy feeling, despite the cold. You can stroll up and down for hours exploring the shops and coffee shops and bars and just soaking up the atmosphere of buskers and people and bustling around. A must-see in York!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Full of interesting, really old buildings which crowd the street and give a good idea of what life was like centuries ago. Doesn't take long to go and have a look whilst walking around beautiful York.

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Great for walking round but extremely busy at the weekend, Monday morning was nice and quiet and perfect for seeing it properly

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This street is a real gem in a very lovely city. Walking along this street, you get a real feeling of stepping back in time, especially when it gets dark. The old buildings are fantastic, and every city in the country should have a shambles street.

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Leics, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Great shops, lovely, litte shops with great little finds. Spent too much..!! The buildings are all very interesting too. Will definately go back

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Loved the old cobblestoned alley ways. A true delight with lots of history. Try the chocolate shop with all their chocolates made on site. The belgian hot chocolate is to die for!

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

lovely little buildings to see. shops were ok. I just went in the chocolate shop. nicely lit up this time of year with little xmas trees. best seen during nightime

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

You must visit this famous street if visiting York. It is an Olde Worlde narrow street which is usually busy. It is full of quaint shops with some lovely unusual objects, even a button shop, yes youve guessed it , they only sell buttons every type you could ever want, its nice to have a look. The street is very... More

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