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York Shopping: Where to Do Your Shopping in York.

York Shopping - Stonegate, York

York Shopping: Where to go shopping in York

York shopping is rightly famous, and people come from all over England (and the world) to shop here. Although York city centre is relatively small, it is crammed with interesting shops, as well as cafes, restaurants and of course a huge number of pubs!

 Tip: Please remember that York City Centre is mainly pedestrianised, and parking is both expensive and limited. The train station is very handily based for the city centre, and there are many hotels that are also based within easy walking access of a huge array of shops.

Tip: There are three out of town York shopping centres where you can easily drive or get a bus to. Parking is free and plentiful at all of these centres. You have Clifton Moor shops (which includes a large B&Q, Tesco, Argos and bowling alley).  Monks Cross (Boots, Blacks, Laura Ashley etc) or the very large and popular discount shopping centre York Designer Outlet (Paul Smith, Ted Baker, Bose and the like). 

Tip: City Centre Shopping allows a very large range of shopping on foot ranging from the very large (Marks & Spencer, H&M, Browns Of York etc) to smaller quaint souvenir shops. Walk down the Stonebow, Swinegate and Gillygate for some excellent arts, crafts & jewellery. Be sure to make time to visit the tiny Shambles – recently voted the most picturesque street in Britain.

Tip: Newgate Market is based in the heart of the city centre, and is open 7 days a week. It has a good variety of stalls, and is also an excellent place to but fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables. If you need cheap batteries and a mobile phone charger, then this is also the place to look.

Tip: If you are visiting the Jorvik Viking Centre, then you will be in the Coppergate area of York. This ancient site now is home to many modern shops and including the very large Fenwicks & Marks & Spencer.

Tip: Micklegate is one of the most famous of York's street, and is a good place to find books, pubs and a couple of restaurants. It also has a good vegetarian cafe and bookshop half way up the street (Blakehead Cafe).