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“Quaint and interesting but can get crowded” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Shambles

The Shambles
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Ranked #3 of 199 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Quaint and interesting but can get crowded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lots of little shops packed together and a real sense of how York used to be. Saturday can get packed out. See if you can spot the Red Devil and the shop selling marmite bread!

Visited September 2012
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“the shambles york”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

take your self back to the past visit the shambles
great shops and history at same time
plus near other atractions

Visited June 2012
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Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Touristy Shopping Street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fun medieval architecture to see and take photos of, but the shops themselves were a bit on the touristy side. Excellent ice cream and chocolate shop was located on the street.

Visited August 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Turn back time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

A very atmospheric street which you could close your eyes and imagine you were back in time with the old shops - very quaint - be sure not to miss

Visited January 2013
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“Not a Shambles.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Check out the Shambles history before you wander down its cobbled street and imagine the ancient sights, sounds and smells. Some quaint little shops there too.

Visited January 2013
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