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“Unique”
Review of The Shambles

The Shambles
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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.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unique”
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Gorgeous unique shops and a mulberry factory shop! Great place for thoughtful gifts, lovely experience.

Visited September 2014
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Long Valley NJ
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very cool place - great history”
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Everyone who visits York should walk down the Shambles. This is the place where butchers hooked their meat outside for shoppers to choose the piece they wanted.

Visited August 2014
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London
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Shop till you drop”
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lots of interesting shops and of particular interest to us a fine art gallery. The downside is that its extremely popular with tourists so very crowded during the summer holidays.

Visited August 2014
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Sherwood, Oregon
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Such a fun place to shop!”
Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is the quintessential old-English shopping area. Lots of great shops, as well as a market area with good deals on gift items.

Visited July 2014
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Shopping”
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely quaint streets and unspoilt shops . Nothing to dislike. It's nice to go somewhere which is like the old days. There are modern shops but in buildings that have character.

Visited July 2014
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