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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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Cool old street

The Shambles is a Medieval street in York. It is a must see for anyone in the area! It looks so cool. (It was the inspiration for Diagon Alley, so if it looks familiar that's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Shambles is a Medieval street in York. It is a must see for anyone in the area! It looks so cool. (It was the inspiration for Diagon Alley, so if it looks familiar that's why!) During the day time it is a pedestrian only street. I can't imagine anyone but vendors of the street would want to drive down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love the shambles, lots of cute little shops and buildings that u can tell were built years and years ago (wonky walls and victorian design) great place to visit if your in york

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Mixing beautiful architecture with quirky shops. Not cheap but great atmosphere and music 🎶 too. Really enjoyed walking around. Don't have to buy anything.

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Livingston, West Lothian, near Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

To wander down the Shambles is something not to be missed. All the small shops offer something different. The chocolate shop is my favourite.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You have to walk the Shambles when in York! The quaint old buildings and cobbled streets just take you away from it all. Make sure you look up and see the fabulous old architecture of the city. Gets busy but where doesn't.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

what a waste of time , i would advise anybody not to go if you are planning to go to york . infact i would advise anybody wanting to go on holiday to york the once great shopping centre is now just an high street

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Looking down this street you wonder how something like this was built in the first place, then on closer inspection the buildings appear to have been knocked up with the closest materials available. A must see while in York!!

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Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A day out in york and had a wonder round the shambles. really enjoyed all the small shops. great to kill an hour

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This historic street should be preserved as a living museum instead of sheltering about 57 candy stores and all kinds of tacky souvenir shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The shambles my absolute favourite place to visit when back home in York time just stands still the beautiful cobbles excellent restaurants cafes and shops . This place has so much history every step breaths culture and never fails to impress.

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