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The Shambles

Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 871 266 3676
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quaint shops” (330 reviews)
“diagon alley” (209 reviews)
“individual shops” (152 reviews)
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Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 871 266 3676
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked around The Shambles with our tour guide, who gave us lots of information about the name of the street and Harry Potter. It was full of cool shops and is definitely worth visiting if you are in town.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Shambles is an atmospheric street with character. But if you visit in the run up to Christmas you will shuffle along in a great tide of visitors scarcely able to see what's us offered on the street let alone access the premises. Be sure...More

Thank redsimon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As always the Shambles is a delightful place to visit. Wonderful shops. 3 Harry Potter shops. Lots of cafes and tea shops.

Thank Trish00706
Reviewed yesterday

You have got to visit its got everything shops,bars,food. Especially good at Christmas timeand a great atmosphere.

Thank heidi172
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love coming to York, and always try to come here when we do. Love the quirkiness if the street, combined with the shops. It almost feels like a Victorian Street every time we visit. Worth a gentle stroll and gaze around the cobbled Street.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

York famous Shambles is a must when visiting the historic city,great architecture, quirky shops and a Potter fans Mecca, highly recommended.

Thank MrStorer
Reviewed 3 days ago

This area of town is very quaint but by being decorated for christmas made it really magical as if you had really stepped back in time

Thank kate h
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice area to see and some lovely little shops for tourists. Once you have been then you have seen it.

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting attraction. Much history and interesting architecture. Many quaint shops and eateries. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank Dawnie_Bird
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent two days in York and regularly walked around the shambles. There are a wide variety of independently owned shops, bars and restaurants. If you see something you like try to make a note of the name of the shop because it is likely...More

Thank Stephen E
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24 October 2017|
Response from thewonderwitch0 | Reviewed this property |
There is Gert & Henry's which is closest to the Shambles, also The Blue Boar (where Dick Turpins body was laid to rest in the cellar, you can eat your dinner in the cellar) and Slug & Lettuce near the bridge is very quirky.
6 May 2017|
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Response from eleyskippy | Reviewed this property |
there is some parking in York, but none in the shambles
Lauren W
4 April 2017|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
I think 530pm