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Shambles

11 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 1904 500750
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quaint shops” (352 reviews)
“harry potter” (507 reviews)
“diagon alley” (256 reviews)
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11 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
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+44 1904 500750
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"quaint shops"
in 352 reviews
"harry potter"
in 507 reviews
"diagon alley"
in 256 reviews
"individual shops"
in 162 reviews
"lovely street"
in 143 reviews
"historic street"
in 119 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 193 reviews
"step back in time"
in 302 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 402 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 124 reviews
"fudge"
in 232 reviews
"when visiting york"
in 136 reviews
"york minster"
in 119 reviews
"tourists"
in 505 reviews
"stroll"
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"pubs"
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"olde"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A simply beautiful place to visit. The historic buildings are fabulous. There are some great shops here. There were lots of lovely jewellers in particular. Thoroughly recommend for a visit.

Thank MTMHampshire
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely area to walk like going back in time, some very interesting independent shops, fantastic old buildings lots of choice for eating if you are in York well worth a visit

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Found it very very difficult to get around with a wheeled zimmer frame restricted as very bumpy and hence painful

Thank Valerie B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great little shops and bars.Magic themed shops and HARRY POTTER MERCHANDISING. Lots of party bars . Great part of town.

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A visit to York wouldn’t be the same without a wander around the narrow streets and into the various shops of the shambles. There is always something to find and head back home with.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see. First saw it in the early evening when it was slightly misty. Such character and many interesting things to see along the way.

Thank laray98
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Basically a very very old street in York which they have kept to its original as much as possible. Interesting stories so any ghost walk tours visiting this area i recommend joining to know more tales. It has a market everyday nearby. It was also...More

Thank ashley s
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very scenic street, has alot of history but can be very crowded and busy. Good to walk through once/twice and take a couple of pictures.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Certainly worth a visit when in York. Quite picturesque. Nice to have a stroll around and browse around the shops.

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots to see and don't miss the street market. lots of differen shops including Harry Potter themed ones. Nice to wander through and enjoy the expreriance.

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Ian C
9 March 2018|
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Response from Phil P | Property representative |
A number of the shops have step free entrances. That said, shops are small and the narrow cobbled street can be difficult to navigate.
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S-reet1
24 October 2017|
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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.
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Biscuit09
6 May 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
There is an NCP car park York Stonebow close to the shambles and another called Q Park Shambles.
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