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“Quaint little street”
Review of Shambles

Shambles
Ranked #3 of 214 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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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 4 April 2018 via mobile

I've been to York a few times and the shops down the Shambles don't seem as quaint as I recall from a few years back however it's still a must for siteseeing

Thank lorretta123
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

With cobbled streets and every building having unusual stories attached to them makes this a must on your visit to York.

Thank Fiona H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Some shops were brilliant examples of British independent shops however there were a few too many Harry Potter shops

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A charming un-spoilt street full of character, which is a must to see if you are visiting York. The market is close by with plenty of other interesting places to see close by.

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a lovely part of York to wander round and soak up the atmosphere and look at all the shops. However, it does get really busy, so go early and possibly not a Saturday. We went Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Saturday was the busiest, there was even a queue into one of the Harry Potter shops! There are some lovely shops and cafes to go in, plus a market to look round. There are lots of alleyways to investigate also. Make sure you go to the Hat Shop (just out of the Shambles area), which is great.

Thank Trish B
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