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The Shambles

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Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
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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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Picturesque part of an ancient city

This is a very interesting part of the historic city of York and gives a vivid impression of what living in ancient York must have entailed. The buildings are fascinating as one... read more

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very interesting part of the historic city of York and gives a vivid impression of what living in ancient York must have entailed. The buildings are fascinating as one imagines how they must have been used in medieval times.

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

The shambles is a lovely quaint street to have a wander down. Its very narrow and therefore gets very crowded with tourists. Some nice little shops to have a look into, a market just off to the side as well. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Deb019
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Is a lovely little street that Is a must see when visiting york. Full of lots of lovely little shops and restaurants, a small street with a big history

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Thank amy f
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here many years ago. Seemed smaller than I remembered. You can walk from one end to the other in 5 minutes. If you so desired. I believe it is important to preserve the street for prosterity sake. A lot of artisan type shops are located here. My personal favourite was the alpaca shop. So much in such a small... More 

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Thank teddymybear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of lovely little traditional and quirky shops. Definitely worth a visit either for gifts or food. Leads to the markets too which are also worth a walk around. Get a feel for the traditional York.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go to York and not walk down the Shambles, just has to be done. Shops and overhanging buildings. Not hilly but with cobbles, easy enough for anybody to see it.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved being here and visited the Shambles and Shambles Market on all four days, some very interesting little shops and bars

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Thank sidecarruss
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in York, you will at some point come across this ancient little street. It if full of quaint little shops that are well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very authentic and historical place - we had a quick snack at one of the tiny cafes and bought souvenires

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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There is such a mixture of things going on , great shops , historical buildings , street theatre and street events . Can happily wonder for hours .

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