"The Shambles" Shambles Tip by Tom_Fields

Shambles, York: 50 reviews and 106 photos

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The phrase "this place is a shambles" came from this narrow, winding medieval street in the center of York. In some spots, it's possible for two people on the upper floors to reach out across this street and touch each other. During the Middle Ages, this was the center of commerce.

Directions: The Shambles is situated within the city walls just off King?s Square.
Phone: 0871 266 3676
Website: http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/medieval/the-shambles

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 26, 2006
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