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The Shambles

Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
0871 266 3676
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Ranked #8 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Shambles is one of several charming medieval streets in York. It is probably the most famous because of its narrowness as the top floors of the buildings on either side of the street almost touch each other. This used to be the street of butchers (which apparently is what 'Shambles' means) and all of the buildings date back to... More

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Burnley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I love going to York and I especially like the shambles. The cool little street has many shops with sweets and crafts in them. There's a market just near it, which is ok. Typical market with a range of goods from sewing to cheap clothes. The shambles though is always worthy of a photo, then a visit to one of... More

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Lithgow, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved the shops (the variety and friendliness of staff) and vibe of The Shambles. Could only imagine life here in the past.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

liked the quirkiness , the shops , and bulidings , man in costume advertising ghost tours disliked was very busy and crowded but was high season

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somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This beautiful medieval street is a must see in York. Withover hanging buildings and not many strightlines in sight on this narrow street is a window looking back on time. There are many shops to look in along there, many with a heavy souvenir theme, which are small and beatiful inside. The old fashioned sweet shop was too much to... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We loved walking up and down the quaint little shambles, the cobbled streets are wonderful, but if like my wife a little unsteady on her feet it was a little problematic, although was quite nice her grabbing hold of my hand. The shops are beautiful and it really did feel like you had stepped back in time.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A lovely street to walk down in York with some brilliant quaint little shops. Would recommend early evening more than during the day as it gets VERY busy here as we experienced.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

wonderful atmosphere range of eras to wonder through just part of one of the most wonderful cities a day out in itself to be sure

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This narrow mediaeval street is where the the butchers used to work, slaughtering and selling meat and dates from the 13th century with overhanging buildings. No butchers now but lots of souvenirs.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

as quaint as ever and lovely to stroll along perusing the local individual shops with loads to tempt the eye

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