The Shambles Tours

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Renowned as one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval shopping streets and awarded the title of ‘Britain’s most picturesque street’ by Google. A stroll down The Shambles is one of York’s top attractions. Mentioned in the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror in 1086, The Shambles dates back over 900 years and takes its name from the Saxon ‘Fleshammels’ or ‘street of the butchers’. Although none of the original shop fronts remain, many of the wide window-sills and meat hooks once used for displaying the fresh cuts of meat remain, and the peculiar overhanging buildings, which appear to lean into each other, were designed in order to keep the butchers’ shops below shaded from the sun.

Today, the narrow cobblestone lane is lined with 15th-century buildings and retains much of its medieval character, with its artful jumble of timber-framed shop fronts, gabled windows and old-fashioned shop signs. With houses so narrow in parts that you can stretch your hands between them, the historic spot is begging to have its picture taken, but The Shambles offers more than just a photo opportunity – it’s also one of York’s premier shopping streets, crammed with shopping boutiques, antiques stores, restaurants and cafés.
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Address: Shambles, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LZ, England
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Private Ghost Tour of York

Designed for travelers with a historical interest in the supernatural, this private 2-hour ghost tour of York — one of the most haunted cities in the world — allows you to customize your itinerary to suit you. Choose to visit sites with countless reports of ghost sightings, including York Minster, The Shambles, and The York Dungeon, and listen to frightening tales rooted in York’s 2,000-year-old history. The start time and location of your tour is up to you.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$63.96 USD
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City Sightseeing York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Journey back in time with a hop-on hop-off bus tour of York, England’s quintessential medieval town. Your flexible 24-hour ticket enables you build a custom itinerary of York’s main attractions such as York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, Clifford’s Tower, the impressive York City Walls and more. With unobstructed views from the open-top viewing deck and 18 possible stops around town, you’ll have the best of the city at your fingertips.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$18.55 USD
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Private 2-Hour York Walking Tour

See York the way you want on a private, fully customizable 2-hour walking tour of the history-steeped city. With your private guide, tailor your itinerary from start to finish according to your interests. Admire York Minster, the City Gates, and Clifford’s Tower; stroll around ruined St. Mary’s Abbey; or delve into the cobbled lanes to absorb the landmarks on route and learn their stories and secrets.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$95.94 USD
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Wizard Bus Tour

Take a journey on board the Wizard Bus Tour and explore iconic Harry Potter film locations, a fun-filled day out for all Wizarding fans lasting 8 hours!Travel to Durham Cathedral and explore the cathedrals chapter house which was Professor McGonagall’s classroom. Your journey will then continue to Grosmont Station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, where you will climb on board a heritage steam train and travel to Goathland Station the original Hogsmeade Station.Not only will you be able to see the original film locations from Harry Potter you will also have a light-lunch at Grosmont Station and receive Magical Money where you will be able to buy a souvenir!From there you will then stop and have pictures at the Hole of Horcum and then travel to York Shambles, the inspiration for Diagon Alley. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$75.47 USD
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