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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quaint shops” (323 reviews)
“diagon alley” (203 reviews)
“individual shops” (146 reviews)
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Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 871 266 3676
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one place we wanted to visit ... unfortunately it was a very wet day and hard to get a proper look but what we saw was really nice

Thank aussieannAdelaide
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic place to see. Need to be able to walk as a bit close as a place built a long time ago. Lots of places to see and some very different shops. Market behind

Thank Annde8
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely little street in York with lots of quaint and interesting shops and restaurants.A good place to get some interesting gifts and souvenirs.

Thank Rose F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Me and my daughter visited today and thought it was a fantastic old fashioned area with lots of personal little shops it reminded us of old pictures of London from years ago in the 1920 the shops are individual and it’s such a quaint area...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed yesterday

This is a quirky little street with a lot of history behind it and it gets very busy as it is quite narrow.

Thank 51scorpio
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can't visit York without going to the Shambles. Old world streets and buildings - taking you back in time.

Thank ianthy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just a nice old lane, with lovely period buildings, and a variety of shops of all types. Inc a Harry Potter shop for those who like that. Good tea rooms, leads into other shopping areas.

Thank Tricia B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another not to miss in York, besides it`s on the way to the Minstrel. Narrow cobble stone streets, lots of unique shops and not as expensive as it looks. Well kept Tudor buildings, lots of history and it`s free and lots of fun.

Thank 61jorgeb
Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely little street full of independant shops. No trip to York is complete without a visit to The Shambles.....

Thank illustratedman25
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

well me.and my wife loved york and we had to visit here .such a great place lots to do and see with some very nice treats .it's nice to a walk down the old place and just take it all in

Thank tony s
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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
Emma C
30 January 2017|
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Response from Russel A | Reviewed this property |
There are no horses. The open top busses mentioned are the same as in most large city's around the world. They are operated by citysightseeing com This is a global franchise and as mentioned they are very good at what they... More