Shops of all sorts, where you could almost shake hands across the road. one of the many small by ways in york with so many interesting places
Lovely atmosphere lots of shops to choose from, great selection of cafés to stop and a take a break, loved it.
The Shambles is definitely to me, the 2nd best attraction in York (after the cathedral of course). Bursting with small shops and cafes and small winding streets that are pedestrian-only, its very atmospheric. Do pay attention to the architecture, it does take one back several centuries (one even expects a window to be cracked open and slop to be thrown... More
Together with the Christmas Market, The Shambles doesn't disappoint excellently preserve historic shopping street.
Amidst an area of several streets of old buildings and curious nooks and crannies, is 'the Shambles' (from 'shannels' - where butchers used to dispaly their wares on wide shop front shelves). A (relatively short) stroll down a medieval street, with a few leaning buildings almost touching above your head. Lots of the small frontages are now cafes or sweet/gift... More
A must see but be prepared this is a narrow little street which is very busy even at the quietest of times. The street is full of little shops, with pubs tucked off down little alleys. Don't just look at the shops but look up at the great buildings that run down both sides of the street but be careful... More
What a quaint little street this is. The buildings themselves are fascinating and like nothing we have ever seen before. All the little shops on the street make for a brilliant shopping experience with loads of different bits and bobs for sale - I got quite a few unusual little presents for Christmas. Well worth a visit.
the shambles is a small street of original shops going back many years. the street is very narrow and the timbered buildings almost lean across and touch each other. none of your high street brands, just good old fashioned shops
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