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The Shambles

Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
0871 266 3676
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Ranked #9 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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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Walking down the Shambles is like going back in time, lovely well kept shops and very friendly shop keepers. Chocolate, sweets, memorabilia and lots more well worth a dander...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

i thought the street will be more interesting, but it just a narrow old street with small tourist friendly shops - nothing much totell.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I don't know, maybe it's just that I'm used to seeing things like this in towns which preserve their own bizarre or traditional architectural features, but The Shambles just didn't bowl me over like I expected it to. It's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, i.e. York Minster, however if you're like me you'll probably not be... More

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Southport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If only all the streets in England's cities looked like The Shambles, you could be forgiven for thinking you'd strolled on to a film set! Countless quaint and quirky shops of all kinds, well worth a look.

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Sandbach, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The shambles are a rabbit warren of tiny shops that could be straight from Harry Potter. Similar to 'Ye olde curiosity shoppes'. The shops themselves are quaint and quirky - whilst selling top class merchandise. In winter, with snow on the ground and a glass of warm mulled wine...no better place to be. Note: Take plenty of money - if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Olden days street with lots of interesting shops! There is an eclectic shop at one end that sells the most amazing barware and glasses.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Quite the least impressive part of my visit to York as I was expecting much more. The Shambles consists of one fairly short street, admittedly with considerable character, and with a selection of rather twee shops catering for all things tourist. If you are in York by all means stop by but do not expect too much or devote too... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful little street with lots of history. God variety of shops, but would recommend visiting on a weekday rather than a weekend. It was very very busy on Saturday which spoilt it slightly.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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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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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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