Strolling down the cobbled winding streets of central York you'll stumble across many a dusty bookshop with creaking shelves laden with rare and curious books.
Don't let the beautiful Medieval and Georgian architecture of York or the street entertainers distract you. You might miss one of quaint boutiques that are snuggled in next to the high street names.
The roofs of the 15th Century buildings on this narrow twisting street lean so far into the middle they almost touch above your head. It's like going back in time to buy your keepsakes and with TransPennine Express offering great deals on trains to York, it's never been easier to come here and experience the Shambles.
The Red House Antique Shop
All that history soaked into York city gone to your head? Pop in here and pick up a piece of it to take home. From ancient art to teddy bears to suit even the less handsome of budgets.
York Designer Outlet
The lovely people at York Designer Outlet reckon that up to 50% off big designer names makes this a world of guilt free shopping. Now you're talking.
is a cornucopia of jars and meats and cheeses and oils. You won't be able to resist stocking up on yummy goodies.