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“Full of character”
Review of Shambles Market

Shambles Market
Ranked #70 of 213 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Surrounded by houses and buildings from many historical periods, this is a well placed market fill with character. We found and mixture of traditional veg and fruit mixed with crafts stalls. The market is surrounded by cafe bars and places to eat as well as outside stalls that provide it as well. A must visit place.

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"christmas market"
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"stalls selling"
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"mulled wine"
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"food stalls"
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"fruit and veg"
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"great market"
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"vast range"
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"usual market"
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"rain or shine"
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"historic market"
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"independent traders"
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"parliament street"
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"food cooking"
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

In the summer, we would come here often to take a look at what was on offer and we would always be pleasantly surprised. Very cool local selection of merchandises and very local atmosphere. I guess this is less for buying’s sake than for tourism.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This market used to be a bustling hub of activity, you could buy almost anything from fruit and veg and food stalls to household items and clothing and shoes etc etc. Now its a sad and sorry apology of a market.Only 2 fruit and veg stalls are left, along with about 3 stalls selling all the same type of hats, a few very similar handbag stalls and a handful of other independent traders trying to make a living. The amount of empty stalls should be an embarrassment for York, at one time there was a long waiting list for a stall on York Market, this is no longer the case, and traders who have been coming here for years have left in droves. It improves slightly in the run up to Christmas when the St. Nicholas Fair is on, but for the rest of the year there is no atmosphere, and sadly its just not worth a visit any longer.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We spent a day walking around York and we visited the shambles too. The shambles is only a small area but it’s got lots of little shops and pubs which are all very nice.
We had our dinner at the markets from the food stalls and the food we were served was amazing!!! We had burritos and a Turkish wrap and both were really really nice.
I would definitely return. The pubs were cosy and had a relaxed atmosphere.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Brilliant little market just off the side street of the shambles in York .

Wide variety of products on sale including some brilliant street food stalls.

Worth a visit if your heading to York

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