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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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Fife, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Whole experience was great. One surprise was to take a Ghost Tour from the Shambles round the city after dark. This was brilliant and the 'host' in his old black frock coat and top hat looked appropriately sombre but was commanding, entertaining, informative and funny.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

A very narrow street for shopping but then again most of the streets in the city center are very narrow. Nothing outstanding but you will happen by so stop and take a picture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Quaint little shops. Very easy to get lost. Glad they kept up the appearances. Lots of fun to wander around, lots of little shops and pubs tucked away in corners

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

My friend and I are both from relatively young and tiny island nations. We found The Shambles and went "oh my gosh we're shopping in Harry Potter! Diagon Alley!!!" I love shopping and found this experience utterly amazing.

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Westbury
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely little shops, all individual, nice to stroll and window shop, a good mixture of shops to while away an hour

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This street is fascinating with the buildings nearly meeting in the middle. Couldn't see how old the buildings are. There are a variety of shops with lots of gifts.

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lincoln
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely little street with cute individual little independent shops. Gets very busy though and not much room for manouvere

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Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely shops in the old buildings. Very busy whatever time of day. A visit to The Little Shambles Tearoom is a must for afternoon tea. Not suitable for big families as it only had 3 table's downstairs and 3 upstairs. The food and service is excellent and all homemade.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I love this street. It's quite narrow but has a lot of independent shops which are nice to look in.The architecture is really good aswell.

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Hightown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Shops! A needlework shop! Second hand jewellery shops, Mulberry handbag shop at discounted prices, lots of speciality shops and lovely tea rooms. Ignore the larger chain shops and support the British businesses by going to family owned shops.

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