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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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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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Great old world shopping lane

Fantastic little area of York Town with all the old buildings clambered together up this lane way, there is a good variety of shops to keep all tourist happy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ulverstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic little area of York Town with all the old buildings clambered together up this lane way, there is a good variety of shops to keep all tourist happy.

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Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has to be one of the best streets in England, you are transported back to Victorian times, pleanty of nice shops and food. I love to go in December it has a real Christmas feel, you will not be disapionted, mant shops have large window sills please do not sit on them you will soon get a sharp telling... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This street is pedestrian only, cobble stoned and makes you feel like you're living in a real life fairytale with old housing kept original which are now various shops. Behind this street and with access via side entrances of former homes (see pic), there is a day market which is nice to visit too. The history of this street is... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Old-fashioned cobbled street and ramshackle old buildings The Shambles lives up to its description but nevertheless still quaint and well worth a visit. Had a very nice and delicious cream tea in Little Shambles tearoom overlooking market, it was a welcome retreat from a great sightseeing day all round!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Why have i visited many times would you ask ? Because its the best old cobbled street you will ever visit, its just amazing. Visit near Christmas and its even better, its a must see when you visit this superb city.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old narrow streets with equally old buildings filled with pubs, shops, hotels, restaurants, and such make for a jolly good time. Next to the Minster it is why most people come to York.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unchanged for centuries and a real sense of what life may have been like, Some quirky shops, Extremely busy when we visited on a warm Sunday afternoon. On the downside, the litter amazed me and that disappointed me greatly. However, most had been cleared when I went back on the Monday morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots to see, shop and dine. There is also a daily market under the stalls. the ambience is full of character and its a pleasure for those who like to window shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked around the Shambles with friends. There is an outdoor market and quaint looking buildings in the Shambles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

love the historical streets of york. So much history and detailed buildings to look at. Great for a romantic gettaway

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