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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” (299 reviews)
“diagon alley” (172 reviews)
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Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England
+44 871 266 3676
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely and quaint with lots of lovely shops. Tourists from all parts of the UK and far beyond will just love the Shambles and York.

Thank Kay J
Reviewed yesterday

Oh wow! This is the most amazing place you could ever imagine. It left me absolutely spell bound. To think these were once mainly butcher shops and now and the were erected in this fashion to avoid paying taxes or lessen their tax burden. So...More

Thank Basill_Mo
Reviewed yesterday

This is a place meant to get lost in, where you can't really get lost. Small, narrow, twisty streets bordered by old wooden framed or stone or brick houses of different times but all with character, it is one of the hearts of touristy York....More

Thank CoolBristol
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a fabulous place to visit, but be aware it's not good for people in wheelchairs. The cobbles play havoc with your joints and this is the same if you're on the narrow pavement or cobbled road. I completely understand it has a heritage...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed yesterday

Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you meander around some very special shopping lanes. The buildings are so quaint and you will marvel as to how some of them are still standing as they lean so much. A very pleasant few hours can be...More

Thank valannrob
Reviewed yesterday

The Shambles is easy to find (just follow the crowds), it is over commercialised nowadays. It is nice to see, but don't bother buying anything.

Thank Eddie M
Reviewed yesterday

Everyone who comes to York wants to see the Shambles with it's original cobbled street and original old shops. It is a well preserved bit of history but the shops can be pricey. It is peppered with little cafes and tea rooms which make great...More

Thank Sharon56Kent
Reviewed yesterday

We had a stroll around York and found the Shambles very interesting with plenty of shops and lots of things to look at. It was like stepping back in time it made you wonder what life was like back in the day.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very popular area for the quirky variety of shops and restaurantsQuite a busy area.Don't expect too much and you will have a good time.Near the main square.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

we had a great night here atmosphere brilliant price of drinks very reasonable and music for all ages. danced the night away.

Thank colinglen1
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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
4 April 2017|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
I think 530pm
Emma C
30 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