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The Shambles

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Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
Phone Number: 0871 266 3676
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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.
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A Ramble in the Shambles

The Shambles is an interesting walk down a street which still retains much of its old design. Of course, the buildings have all been repurposed as modern businesses. It isn't hard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Brooksville, Florida

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Brooksville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Shambles is an interesting walk down a street which still retains much of its old design. Of course, the buildings have all been repurposed as modern businesses. It isn't hard to see what this street must have looked like when it was lined which butchers. Many of the buildings still have the old meat hooks across there front entrances.

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East Calder, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

agreat n lovely place to shop in little shops to have alook around old sweetshops n achocolate shop where they make ther chocolatelovely

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Found this to be just another street full of overpriced & tacky shops. I think this is a wasted opportunity by York, it could be a really interesting attraction but unfortunately is far more commercial than I like.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We walked along here one evening after dinner with the kids on a trip to York - it was worth a walk along for the old rickety buildings and feel of a bygone age. It was quite hard for us to find as it is really quite narrow and small - I had pictured something on a slightly grander scale.... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well preserved old York , although sometimes can be quite crowded .Cobbled street can make it hard for people that are less agile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The shambles is a beautiful cobbled street with overhanging buildings. Its a lovely experience to walk down it and felt like we had walked back in time. We were told to visit Cuffs & Co to see the Priests hole which we found, it had a light so you could see inside and a priest dummy which was great fun!... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Such a good range of independent shops, can find a gift for anyone of any age.Some shops and restaurants are pricey but you are in a city and the quality was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely Narrow Old Street, Fascinating History!!! A must see in York City!!!!! Lovely old traditional shops to visit aswell!!!

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went to York for the day and had to visit the Shambles as we had not been for nearly 20 years. It wasn't quite as I remembered it but it's still a must see part of York. We really enjoyed our stroll along the shambles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We walked through the Shambles and took lots of photos of all the buildings and the shops absolutely stunning.

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