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The Shambles

Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
0871 266 3676
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Ranked #8 of 133 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing street. It's so tiny but has so many quirky shops to look around. Well worth a visit.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Tiny street with a lot of history and atmosphere watch out for slippery uneven road when wet Full of gift shops and tea rooms

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Staines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The shambles streets are such a delight with their quaint little shops and cobbled streets. We visited during the day and at night when it is quieter.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful part of the historic city of York. Small narrow cobbled streets near York Minster with nooks and crannies hiding a delighful and unique shopping experience. Make sure you lok at the wonderful architecture with houses overhanging into the streets.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

As the title says, this is a very quaint and well trodden street in York. A wide variety of shops which range from fooderies, Nick nacks, clothing, to letting agents with all sorts in between. As you can imagine, there are many tourists here at all times of the day when the shops are open so be prepared to have... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Shambles was very interesting. With the buildings tilting this way and that, it was obvious they had been there a long time. I liked to imagine what life was like there so many hundreds of years ago.

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Authentic tiny cobbled street, where the butchers used to do their trade. Now replaced by many different cute shops, cuff links, sweeties, touristy shops and the like. Great for photos with overhanging windows. Very pretty. A must when visiting York.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When in York you must have an amble in the Shambles with the quaint, interesting little buildings all crowded together. We were there on a Saturday and it was extremely busy everywhere so try to go during the week. Yes, it is touristy and pricey but take a wander and a gander at a part of the history of York.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It was so refreshing to see cobbled roads, quaint and individual shops and no cars - lovely historical buildings too

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

great I love walking down thousands of years worth of history the structures to the quaint little shops loads of great atomsphere

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