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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quaint shops” (292 reviews)
“diagon alley” (158 reviews)
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Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 871 266 3676
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved the crowded street that felt like Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter films. Didn't see a wand shop though.

Thank 50countries2014
Reviewed yesterday

The Shambles are far from what they are called. This historic piece of York is amazing and the street is so well maintained with its period features. It was always busy when I visit d and a real winner with tourists.

Thank Ashley D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Can be very tiring as the is lots to see and do. Gents lock up your credit card as it will be used very frequently

Thank martyn g
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great historic area with interesting shops, bars and eateries. Be warned - you van easily be tempted into spending serious money!.

Thank LooeMan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was like stepping back in time. I can see why the Harry Potter shop is here! A nice selection of shops with very pleasant proprietors. The St Margaret's Shrine at 35-36 is worth a visit too. Can't wait to go back to the Shambles...More

Thank DaisyDwi
Reviewed yesterday

Not a lot to see it's a wonky street of wonky old buildings. nice to see but were the buildings built like this or are they just wonky with age? This street gets very busy with all the visitors taking photos of the narrow streets.with...More

Reviewed yesterday

Very impressive! I liked the Jorvik-Museum best! Also the city wall and Castle Howard was very good!

Thank JHVienna
Reviewed yesterday

Not my first time in York and my reaction to the Shambles was the same as before i.e. interesting but very over-rated as a place to visit.

Thank Derek-simpcar
Reviewed yesterday

Great shopping here all staff in shops so nice got lost asked for help and every one was lovely and friendly

Thank 86maz
Reviewed 2 days ago

takes you to another world another time more than any musum could. it is just one road, I thought there would be a few....

Thank ellie-dario
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Is parking available ?
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
Hi everyone, I was wondering what time the shops generally close on a weekday?
3 April 2017|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
I think 530pm
Emma C
Does anybody know if there are horse and cart rides in or around York , many thanks
29 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