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The Shambles

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Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
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+44 871 266 3676
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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It's all right, but probably overrated

It's very small, especially when compared to other old European city towns. Go here before all stores are closed, otherwise it's pointless

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's very small, especially when compared to other old European city towns. Go here before all stores are closed, otherwise it's pointless

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love walking down this street and seeing the houses nearly touching each other lots of visitors around even tho it is early January

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you visit York, then you MUST visit the Shambles. Very interesting with all types of shops there, I ended up buying way too much fudge, and would recommend!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely little street! Totally charming street - looks just like diagonal alley! Some sweet shops and lovely food stops - and a lovely way to approach York minster!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love it! The Americans Love it! The Chinese Love it! Say I more. This is a great bustling place with all sorts of shops to suit all people. I heard some Americans on a call describing it like England's Diagon Alley - straight from Potter. They are not far wrong. A trip to York without a walk down the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much history and local charm. Would recommend a local guide if you can to take you around. Lots of shops and interesting things to see.

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

Lovely quaint shops and a pub every other building. We bought fudge from Rolys after watching it being made yum 😋

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

must see like diagonal alley in the potter movies.Proper olde world shops and streets. Kids and adults will love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked past the nook and noticed it was dog friendly, so we popped in for a warm drink. The staff was very polite and welcoming. They even provided us with dog treats and water. Thank you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely, quaint part of the city. A must see for the local history, tight streets & quirky buildings.

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