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“Great for pressie shopping.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Shambles

The Shambles
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City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #3 of 200 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.
Bromley, United Kingdom
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“Great for pressie shopping.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

You can't visit York and not go to The Shambles. It's the equivalent of The Lanes in Brighton - perfect for meandering through in search of something unusual. Lots of jewellery shops both traditional and modern.

Visited July 2012
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“this is a must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

i liked the fact you can just imagine what this would of been like many years ago as you can still see all the shop fronts , also got a great sandwich shop where theyre all a pound lovely food !

Visited June 2012
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“Quaint Shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very attractive shopping area in York. Old mediaeval streets full of charm and unfortunately full of people too! Very very busy!

Visited April 2013
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“a shoppers treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lovely shops, with some great gift and keepsake ideas. Makes a great change from the high street chains

Visited March 2013
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Widnes, United Kingdom
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“wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

walked round the shambles what a lovely place definately reccomend a visit lots of lovely old shops and pubs not to be walked round with high heels lol flats needed as all cobbled stones lol

Visited April 2013
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