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The Shambles

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Address: Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 871 266 3676
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Shambles (or The Shambles as it is often referred to) is a street in the...

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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lovelywith xmaslights and decorations

love thisvery small street very atmospheric with xmas decorationsj just need becareful as uneven pavements and cobbles gets very busy

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

love thisvery small street very atmospheric with xmas decorationsj just need becareful as uneven pavements and cobbles gets very busy

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I heard that Diagon Alley from Harry Potter was supposedly based around the shambles, and so I went with my boyfriend! It is a really quaint street, although it was extremely busy when I went in December, it is really like nothing else I have seen before. Well worth walking down, or even just standing at the end having a... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I live in York and I often avoid the shambles just because of the sheer amount of tourists that are usually on the street. I was in no rush today however and so went this way. I often forget about how lovely and quaint it is. I feel lucky to live somewhere with so much history

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Thank EllaLR
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I found them very charming lovely shops just shame it was so busy we ended up leaving without going in to each shop because of the people was so over powering but I'm sure in the week it's a must see

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Manchester England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a happy return for us having visited two years earlier. We like the fact that the shops tend to be small and individually owned. There are so few UK shopping streets left where they're anything other than "multiples". Plenty of interesting shops along with eating and drinking places means this is somewhere you can happily spend a couple... More 

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Thank Mike Arran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited York city centre twice during our stay. A very Christmasy atmosphere with the markets. Loved it.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved it......my first time in York what a fabulous time, the shambles was great, the christmas shop - wow, the people so friendly and will go again as we didn't quite stay long enough so much to do - next time

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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in york for my birthday so fancied having a look at the shambles.....we were there around 4pm and it was packed to the brim. could barley get up the street and browsing in the little shops was quite difficult as so many people, but its pretty and a must see

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York, United Kingdom
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The shambles is a great place to visit, with all its quirky little shops. But which ever end you approach it from I suggest you turn around once you have reached one end so as not to miss any of the historical overhanging buildings.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a Saturday, and the street was very busy indeed. The tea shops were not particularly nice and the shops mainly very touristy.

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