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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...more
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We ambled through these streets while taking in the old city of York during a recent visit.
It's quite easy to imagine yourself having stepped back in time when visiting here.
A nice option to add to the list when visiting the city.
We had a few days in york the shambles is beautiful and plenty of coffee / tea rooms to eat in. We enjoy the street performers and it was very easy to get around york best pick up a street map as there are so...More
It literally looks like diagon alley from Harry Potter - medieval winding streets with little shops, and the huge Minster looming up above it. Unfortunately I could barely get any pictures as it was swarmed with tourists - literally ruined it. I imagine coming here...More
We went a seperate times during the morning, afternoon and evening - but its always too crowded to really appreciate the street scene. The individual shops and bars are interesting and of course very touristy that takes away some of the authenticity.
Worth visiting. Quaint with little shops of all natures. You don't get much more of Old World English than this where medieval times meets the present. Step back in time through these little narrow cobbled streets.
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.
Response from ChrisPduck2 | Reviewed this property |
The best thing to do when going to York is to use the Park and Ride facility. I think there are four and they cover most directions that you would drive into York by. Parking in town is short stay only and a complete pain... More
The best thing to do when going to York is to use the Park and Ride facility. I think there are four and they cover most directions that you would drive into York by. Parking in town is short stay only and a complete pain - if you can get in that is - being small they will usually be full at most times of day despite the fast turnover.