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“takes you back in time”
Review of Shambles

Shambles
Ranked #3 of 167 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

lovely little narrow streets take you back in time , just gets very busy at peak times some of the shops seem more costly than other for the same item, make sure you shop around

Thank needahol_9
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

A great shopping experience in historical surroundings.
Only downside is the crowds but for all this there is a vast selection of shops

Thank alan u
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Like the Royal Mile in Edinburgh & Buckingham Palace in London, The Shambles are a must see when visiting York. Really not much to them but of all the streets you can go down this one definately has a unique charm & atmosphere

Thank thehitmaster
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Get a feel of olde englande when you walk down this narrow cobblestone street. It is next to all the modern shops but somehow York still feels quaint and pretty . It seems to be full of life and vibrancy. Only had one night here but could have spent a long weekend exploring easily.

Thank ChewyEssex
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Interesting little shops but OAP's should beware of busted ankles from falling over uneven cobble stones.

Thank Claude G
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