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“Lovely but shame about the Harry Potter shops”
Review of Shambles

Shambles
Ranked #3 of 169 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 2 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely lane with historic buildings. Definitely worth visiting. The only disappointment is the number of Harry Potter shops. Better than empty shops, I suppose.

Thank Cringebythecurtains
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A very interesting area with old buildings and narrow streets with a market and performers in the nearby square.

Thank kevski5
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Lots of shops - individual and some chains, Harry Potter a major theme since Diagon Alley was modelled on the Shambles. Sweet toothed visitors will find plenty to indulge in. The narrow streets can be very crowded at times, it was getting busier for the Easter weekend towards the end of our stay.

Thank feepeet
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Steeped in history and full of quirky little shops. The only downside is the vast amount of annoying kids going to any of the 3!!!! Harry potter shops.

Thank Princesspeach74
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great little shopping area. 3 Harry Potter shops in 1 area and the most haunted pub in york at the top.

Thank B263MFkarenr
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