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York Shops and shopping in York England UK

One of the main attractions in York is its many shops. Personally I love to stroll around the city centre. Here many a good hour can be spent window shopping and drinking good quality coffee in the many cafes. This is a simple guide of the shopping centres that York has to offer. If you wish to visit the city then keep a eye on the time, as once you are here, you will find it goes very fast. There are just so many shop windows to look in and so much else to see. It's a shoppers dream. Wherever you go, who ever you go with, you will find a shop in York to suit you. For its size, it could be said that the shops in York are for the top shoppers of England. Travel here and be dazzled by the abundant array.

How to get there - York Shopping

You can shop until you drop and then some in York! Trains run regularly to York. From the train station it is easy to walk into the city centre. If you have come by car, use the award winning park and ride services. Driving into the city is not recommended as it is basically a pedestrian district. Thus, parking is hard to come by. Once here shop at places not usually found in a modern English city or you can drive out to one of the nearby shopping parks. Also, there are shuttle buses to the out of town shopping centres available from town.

City Centre Shopping

"It's a busy little hamlet this." I heard a Geordie visitor say one day in the centre of York. Due to extraordinary demand from day visitors and tourists alike, the famous York Snickleways and streets can be crammed with shoppers. There are quaint curiosity and souvenir shops, Arts & Crafts specialists, and the city centre. Additionally, Newgate Market is open daily. Famous high street names include Marks & Spencer, BHS, W.H. Smith, Browns Of York. There are also a number of famous street Cafes like Betty's. Also some of York's oldest buildings on Goodramgate are now shops.

Newgate Market

This renowned market is open 7 days a week. It is located in the heart of the city between York Minster and Parliament Street. The market is easy to get to and around on foot. It has a great variety of stalls to keep you busy. There are also areas around here that street entertainers perform to entertain you.

Coppergate Shopping

Coppergate is a modern shopping complex York city centre. It is home to a number of high street stores. Body Shop, Dolcis, Clarks Shoes, Fenwicks, Boots, Evans, Thomas the Baker, Thorntons, Gullivers, Starbucks, Marks & Spencer to name a few.


In days gone by, Swinegate was the pig market. Located a short distance from Stonegate and York Minster, it is now the place to find designer fashion, restaurants and cafe bars. It is not the easiest place to find but once you are there you will be impressed!


Micklegate means is thought to be the finest Georgian Street in York. Although no longer as packed as it used to be, it is a good place to find books, paintings furniture and restaurants.

Out of Town Shopping Near York

Clifton Moor

Located just off of the York outer ring road. North of York city centre. Shopping and a nearby pub the Flying Legends. Child-friendly with meals. Also the Warner Brothers cinema complex for when you need a good movie. Shops include: Alders, Northern Electric, Victoria Travel ,Tesco, Carpetworld, Homebase, Matalan, Netto, Argos, B & Q, Comet, Currys, Mothercare, Shoe City,Storey Carpets Limited, Toys 'R' Us

Monks Cross

This is York's newest Shopping center. It is laid out very much like your classic American shopping mall. It is located in in the city of York with busses running frequently to it from the city centre. Shops include TopShop, HMV, Boots, BHS, Topman, W.H. Smith, Clarks, SuitDirect, Principles, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Barratts Shops, Dixons, Texstyle World, Dorothy Perkins, Next, Laura Ashley, Burton Menswear, Wallis, Hawkshead, and more!

McArthur Glen Designer Outlet

This shopping center gives out of town a setting for top brands from top fashion to every day items for the home. McArthurGlen offers shoppers stock that is surplus to high street store requirements. Prices can be 25% to 50% off recommended retail. Dolce & Gabbana, Cerruti 1881, Paul Smith, Body Shop, Adidas, Reebok, Armani just to name a few brands you may find here. There are over 80 shops to choose from with top designer labels. Parking is free and it is open 7 days a week. Thursday night is late night shopping until 8pm!

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