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The Shambles

Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
0871 266 3676
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Ranked #9 of 132 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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Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I cant remember what it's called but it's about half way along and they make their own chocolates on the premises. They are to die for. Choosing was like being a kid in a sweet shop again.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Wonderful array of lovely little shops! Very quaint streets with independent shops you can while away hours there!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Its a great example of a medieval street, but the way its advertised you get lured into thinking the shambles is a collection of a few streets, not just the one. A bit underwhelming. There are plenty of other equally as interesting cobble speckled streets however away form the shambles.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely atmospheric street - history appreciated of the shops in days of yore - - the drizzle added to the ambience-

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely, quaint, character!! Lots of places to explore, we went several times and spot something different each time. Surrounding stonegate also lovely

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Stakeford, Northumberland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I love the shambles. All of yorks streets really. There preserved well and i find them fascinating. Always look up when walking around :-)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This quaint street is a must see for anyone visiting York. It has quirky and quaint little shops. There is a Chapel in the middle of the street, which is worth popping in for a few moments of peace and quiet.

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Fife, Scotland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, very unusual, shops were quaint. Soaked in history. Surprising and educational. Hard to imagine this was a main thoroughfare

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Sutherland, Highland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

quaint shops, buildings, some of which look as if they are going to fall down any minute but obviously been there a long time - enjoyable piece of hiistory

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Shambles is exactly that...an odd row of old cottages now with shops in that takes you back hundreds of years>

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