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The Shambles

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Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
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+44 871 266 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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Lovely to spend an afternoon here. Great little shops, a bit like Hogsmede. Reminded me somewhat of Brugge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely to spend an afternoon here. Great little shops, a bit like Hogsmede. Reminded me somewhat of Brugge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see in York, especially as it's free! It looks like a film set, so it's hard to believe it's such an old street, but well worth a walk down. All the shops are so quaint too.

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Thank Lizzy E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A brief but interesting walk through possibly the most famous area of York - loads of shops to browse. Very busy though, if you want to get pictures then go early.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely unique shops that are great for browsing and buying beautiful gifts that you would be hard pushed to find anywhere else

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shambles is a small cobbled street in York,giving you a small sample of years gone by,again worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing bit of history hiding in York. The houses are so well kept you can really get a feel for how things were hundreds of years ago, lovely photo opportunities and quaint little shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's always a pleasure to walk down this street! We enjoyed popping into the shops. Monk Bar chocolates have relocated here - but sadly they were so busy we didn't go in. We always used to enjoy popping in when they were in Monk Bar, as they were never busy and it felt liked we'd discovered a hidden gem ...... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In my younger days I visited your a lot. The shambles used to be great... full of nic nac independent shops but there are few left. Takes away from what it was known for.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you enjoy shopping this is for you - lovely area with lots of lovely shops restaurants - a must visit if you've not been to York and seen the shambles before

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of character and history to visit and see, something for all tastes and interests in a central part of the city.

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