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Shambles

11 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.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quaint shops” (352 reviews)
“harry potter” (507 reviews)
“diagon alley” (256 reviews)
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11 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, England
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"quaint shops"
in 352 reviews
"harry potter"
in 507 reviews
"diagon alley"
in 256 reviews
"individual shops"
in 162 reviews
"lovely street"
in 143 reviews
"historic street"
in 119 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 193 reviews
"step back in time"
in 302 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 402 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 124 reviews
"fudge"
in 232 reviews
"when visiting york"
in 136 reviews
"york minster"
in 119 reviews
"tourists"
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"stroll"
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"pubs"
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Reviewed today

went to the shambles first you see the Harry Potter shops, then the tea shop with different teas, then craft shops and gift shops and you turn into the market area here are many market stalls selling different wares and a place to sit and...More

Thank balawaya
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Reviewed yesterday

Before arriving in York I'd been told to go to the cathedral and The Shambles. It's a nice walk that gives you an idea of how the place was centuries ago. Some of the buildings offer great photo opportunities. Although shorter than expected I thoroughly...More

Thank scallywagme35
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These medieval shops are must visit. It’s very interesting part of York. Cobbled and narrow street filled with shops, certainly takes you back in time.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely quirky street. Harry Potter was based on this street. Nice little shops. Close to bus stops, shops, restaurants and based in City Centre. Would definately recommend a visit.

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Reviewed yesterday

OK, so it is a tourist trap, and yes the shops are a bit expensive, but the atmosphere and the fabulous buildings are well worth a walk through. We happened to be there on a fine day, and this certainly made the experience all that...More

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed yesterday

The Shambles is rightfully famous and you have probably seen it loads of times on TV. It is just as interesting up close. There seems to have been a proliferation of tourist tat shops here, I doubt interesting or varied independent shops can afford the...More

Thank Andy D
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Reviewed yesterday

Been here many times but never tire of it. Many, many different shops all steeped in history. Love it.

Thank pagain2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The shambles is a fine example of medieval buildings in the heart of York. The leaning buildings get so close at the top that you can almost shake hands across the street. It gets really busy, so if you want to see them well go...More

Thank MartynWilson
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In all the years I’ve been visiting York, I’ve never tired of a stroll along the Shambles. On this occasion I particularly enjoyed The Harry Potter themed shops, we spent an awfully long time in them all and came away with our arms full of...More

Thank ILoveMyCommunity
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very quaint part of the City of York, taking you back to Dickensian times but on a plan that was the same during Viking times as well.

Thank Britrunner
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Ian C
9 March 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
24 October 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
6 May 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
There is an NCP car park York Stonebow close to the shambles and another called Q Park Shambles.
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