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“Wander Around At Leisure”
Review of Shambles

Shambles
Ranked #3 of 165 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is a wonderful street to wander around whilst in York. Near the cathedral, it has a great array of unusual shops, including an homage to Harry Potter. Don't forget to look above the shopfronts for a peek into York's historic past.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Julie A
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

If you want a good photo, get up early and go just before the shops open, wall to wall tourists later. Nice little shops to browse

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rudding_13
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This has to be my favourite street in the whole of the uk I love the diversity of the shops and the quirkiness I’m holiday in York for a week and visit this each day i absoulutley love it !!!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cheryl H
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Love all of the shops in the shambles... it's very picturesque and has a large variety. Deffo worth a visit of you're in York

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Birdiebirdbird
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Fun street for a local feel. Great shops and food. Check out the chocolate shops and gift shops. Historic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank paultemp
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