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The Shambles

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Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
Phone Number: 0871 266 3676
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Description: Shambles (or The Shambles as it is often referred to) is a street in the...
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.
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Lots of variety, bit of a maze, can be a bit cramped when busy. Still, it was an enjoyable experience. The market stalls are full of items that are not overly expensive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of variety, bit of a maze, can be a bit cramped when busy. Still, it was an enjoyable experience. The market stalls are full of items that are not overly expensive.

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Lanse, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We loved the Shambles shopping district. So many quaint little shops on the narrow old historical streets. We enjoyed the glass shop that sells the glass cats (Lucky Cats) and bought a little black one for a very reasonable price. They are supposed to be lucky you know!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Get your camera ready! Perfect small street for a stroll while admiring the beautiful architecture. Love the history. Various shops and cafes to stop in to.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Quirky buildings, as if we had stepped back in time. Lots of unusual shops. Look up when you walk along to see the architecture.

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Brazilliant, an amazing wee street, you could almost imagine being thrown back in time when this street would have been bustling with all sorts of travellers and locals alike, it certainly has a lot of history.

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Take a leisurely walk and absorb the shops. A must for fudge lovers as you'll be spoilt for choice. ( and a cracking pasty shop too).

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Mafra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A bit touristy yet a magical place not to be missed if you are ever in York. Perfect place for Harry Potter fans.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An example of a medieval street, narrow, overhanging buildings and a cobbled road. The shopping in the street is not spectacular but the nearby market is worth a wander round for fun if nothing else. Very close to the city centre with all it's facilities

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to visit with old shops and gift shops. Also highly recommend wandering down Stonegate too,

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you've ever read about Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and wondered what it would have been like, then I think the Shambles must come very close. Narrow cobbled streets, Tudor and Georgian buildings, quaint independent shops and pubs and restaurants. Look up as you walk along at the magnificent architecture and you really do feel you are stepping back... More 

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Additional Information about The Shambles

Address: Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
Phone Number: 0871 266 3676
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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