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“The original dragon alley”
Review of Shambles

Shambles
Ranked #3 of 218 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 2 April 2018

Although full of tourists the shambles is a genuinely old shopping area with loads of unique shops, housed in ancient buildings. If you placed Harry Potter in the middle of it, I am sure a wand shop would appear.

Thank otl
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Absolutely loved looking around. Could have spend hours and hours wandering around. An absolute must if visiting York.

Thank AWN2013
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I absolutely love visiting the Shambles they are so cute and enchanted! It feels like you are taking a walk through history. Would highly recommend!!

Thank NatalieGee89
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice historic place to visit with plenty of places to eat and niche shops to browse.
It’s very compact and easy to get around with informative sign posts on every corner

Thank Garry A
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We didn,t spend much time here but there are so many different shops, Harry Potter based shops, jewelery shops and chocolate shops.

Thank Frederik S
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