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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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11 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 1904 500750
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Reviewed today

How fortunate we are to still have the winky-wonky street of the Shambles... The cobbled stones give the clippity clop sound that so fits with the buildings leaning in and across in an entirely non-modern-entirely-SHAMBOLIC way. Away from the history, enjoy a plethora of unique...More

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Reviewed today

Good shopping. Smaller than I thought it would be. Easy to locate. Shops close quite early. There is a market to the side of the street.

Thank Dewingsue
Reviewed today via mobile

The Shambles is a must see street with lovely little shops, cafes & restaurants. Well worth a stroll or two.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed today

Nice little shops selling different products from the usual chain stores. Worth a visit if touring the area . Not mobility friendly though unfortunately .

Thank rintana
Reviewed yesterday

Loved visiting the Shambles - quaint shops and some gorgeous little cafe's - Definitely a must when visiting York

Thank Anne I
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to just wander around, take photos and grab a bite to eat at the market. There are many good restaurants for dinner, and interesting shops to browse and/or buy! Don't forget your camera!

Thank K3131YXlindah
Reviewed yesterday

Walked down The Shambles several times during our visit to York and it is always very busy as it is so popular. There are some lovely little shops, something for everyone. The steps could be a burden to anyone with a disability or anyone with...More

Thank June188
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Shambles in September 2018, its an area of narrow lanes that have "bespoked" shops in them. Well worth a visit as these lanes are the closest your going to get to seeing what York was like in the Middle ages, do visit!

Thank Jabwoy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must visit when in York the shambles is my favourite place to visit. Quaint little shops old and new, you can feel the history around you.

Thank eastcoastdg
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely olde worlde charm which is hyped up but what people expect. I was so glad that the Shrine of St Margaret of Clitherow is still maintained. What was missing? A butchers of course considering that was it's original purpose.

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September 18, 2018|
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Response from niceone2 | Reviewed this property |
Half way along I asked guide to point them out.
Ian C
March 9, 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.
October 24, 2017|
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.