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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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“harry potter” (559 reviews)
“historic street” (124 reviews)
“quaint shops” (362 reviews)
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York YO1 7LZ, England
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Reviewed today

Narrow street which gets very crowded at peak times. Originally a street of butchers and some of the hanging hooks and wooden shelving are still visible but now full of individual traders with plenty to look at. Best seen (if you don't want to shop)...More

Thank the_yokels
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you want a short walk in a place steeped in history this takes some beating. You can imagine people reaching out to shake hands across the upper stories of the buildings down each side of this delightful cobbled street. A must to experience if...More

Thank cperks52
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Reviewed yesterday

It's basically a tourist trap with some quaint shops .. my wife bought a British phone booth magnet,this kind of thing... it's worth a cursory view,just to say you were there. a RC martyr Margaret Clitherow lived here c.1556-86 ,now that is history. Also some...More

Thank johnicester
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this place. So much to see. Fantasic shops and sweet shops. Really magical. Market just next door.

Thank Tess Selina S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful old buildings with some very quirky shops it was Saturday so was very busy especially where Harry Potter was filmed but not to be missed

Thank deb240170
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of shops and stalls in this very historic part of York. No visit tonYork is complete without a walk around the Shambles to soak up the atmosphere

Thank Superhoopsa1882
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a walk through very historic great pubs and shops good atmosphere and very friendly people looking forward to a return visit

Thank cjamison134
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

York is a wonderful city to see and historical sites and for traditional type shopping shambles is an excellent example of this combining both at the pavements can’t be narrower and onshore underfoot at times so the elderly all those with pushchairs and people with...More

Thank Angela D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of little stores along the cobblestone alleyway. If you are a Harry potter fan, you'd love it here. There is also the Shambles market with fruit, veg, meat, fish, and other items. The tavern at 44 serves a good breakfast.

Thank Simone_hammy_bunny
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent hours walking around these quaint little streets, with their olde worlde shops and buildings really takes you back in time plenty of shops for all your needs and lovely little back street pubs and restaurants

Thank Terry W
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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.
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S-reet1
October 24, 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
May 6, 2017|
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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
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