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Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 871 266 3676
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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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Christmas shopping trip

Loved it......my first time in York what a fabulous time, the shambles was great, the christmas shop - wow, the people so friendly and will go again as we didn't quite stay long... read more

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved it......my first time in York what a fabulous time, the shambles was great, the christmas shop - wow, the people so friendly and will go again as we didn't quite stay long enough so much to do - next time

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

in york for my birthday so fancied having a look at the shambles.....we were there around 4pm and it was packed to the brim. could barley get up the street and browsing in the little shops was quite difficult as so many people, but its pretty and a must see

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The shambles is a great place to visit, with all its quirky little shops. But which ever end you approach it from I suggest you turn around once you have reached one end so as not to miss any of the historical overhanging buildings.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a Saturday, and the street was very busy indeed. The tea shops were not particularly nice and the shops mainly very touristy.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice little street with quaint gift shops, bakerys, butchers etc. I live in York and love having a wander down this street - especially at night when there aren't as many tourists down there.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the most beautiful quaint street. Cobbles still underfoot, tiny shops and cafes, pubs. History at its best. Always worth a visit if your looking for an unusual gift. Can't wait for our Christmas Eve visit.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good variety of shops, all shop keepers very friendly and helpful. Lovely atmosphere, very picturesque.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A quirky array of shops looking spectacular at xmas ,lots of stand alone businesses offering some lovely gifts for the people in your life . It's a must do thing in york whenever you visit . Lovely cafes on the shambles with some lovely winter warmers on their menus and all the little lanes intertwine with more traditional main streets

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

York is somewhere i visit quite often but i never got the chance to do the tour. I loved the feel and architecture of the old streets. Very picturesque and a fun day out for me and the girls. Definitely one to do if you come down

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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area is a must if you are having a shopping day in York. Many of the buildings are very old and fascinating to see from the inside and the outside, for this reason visit the Christmas shop even if you don't want to buy. The shops and pubs are very different from a normal town centre so it's definitely... More 

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