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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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Sherwood, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is the quintessential old-English shopping area. Lots of great shops, as well as a market area with good deals on gift items.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Lovely quaint streets and unspoilt shops . Nothing to dislike. It's nice to go somewhere which is like the old days. There are modern shops but in buildings that have character.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Lovely street just to wander up and down , pop in somewhere for a coffee and cake - or something stronger.

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Le Vesinet, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Hmmm, touristy. Crowded (well it was July). Nothing wildly special. Go for a look, tick the box. There, done!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The lane and buildings were stunning to see and certainly worth a visit, however, not really my choice of shops - gifts, sweets, jewellery. I personally prefer to see local produce and crafts.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Walk down here at different times of day to appreciate it fully. Full of ghost walks in the evening. Lots of interesting little alleyways.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Shambles is a surviving medieval street which, if you visit York, you should really see. Most importantly, dont miss the point. The current incumbents of the many little shops are not the main reason for passing through. This must be one of the few complete streets of the age where you can walk among the haphazardly angled structures. The frontages... More

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a fun lace to go to learn its history and visit some of the Quaint shops It used to be a street of butchers and one can only imagine What it must have smelled like

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Very quaint with lots of unique boutique stores with ancient doorways (duck if you're over 5 feet :)

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scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is an old street but the origin of the name is more interesting than the street which dates from a mix of periods. There a number of closed shops so I hope it is not heading to be a shambles! Worth a look though.

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