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Food in Whitby

Fortune's Kippers

Fortune's has been making kippers (smoked herring) at this little smokehouse since 1872, and still turns out some of Britain's best; they're on the breakfast menu all over Whitby but you can buy them here (along wit…
Clothing in Robin Hood's Bay

Berties of Bay

A beautiful home and clothing boutique in Robin Hood's Bay's old town that has shot to fame for its heritage gansey jumpers knitted to a traditional local design. These unisex roll-necks are 100% British oiled wool,…
Drinks in Harrogate

Spirit of Harrogate

Craft gin is the raison d'être of this quaint shop, which local gin brand Slingsby runs as a bottle shop by day and as a convivial setting for gin-tasting sessions by night. On alternate Friday evenings and Saturday…
Shopping Centre in Leeds

Victoria Gate

This swanky new mall, an adjunct to the historic Victoria Quarter arcade, is worth a look for its striking diamond-patterned design, intended to pay homage to Leeds’ textile manufacturing heritage. The centre is anc…
Shopping Centre in Leeds

Victoria Quarter

The mosaic-paved, stained-glass-roofed Victoria Quarter shopping arcade, between Briggate and Vicar Lane, is well worth visiting for aesthetic reasons alone, as is County Arcade, which runs parallel. Dedicated shopp…
Market in Leeds

Kirkgate Market

Britain's largest covered market sells fresh meat, fish and fruit and vegetables, as well as household goods, and now boasts a popular new street-food hall. The best section is at the top near Vicar Lane, where the …
Gifts & Souvenirs in York

The Shop That Must Not Be Named

Casting a spell over Harry Potter fans, this shop opened on The Shambles – the street said to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley – in 2017. Wands? Tick. Quidditch fan gear? Tick. Potions? Tick. Pure magic for muggl…
Cosmetics in Haworth

Cabinet of Curiosities

It was to this apothecary that Branwell Brontë staggered for his laudanum drug hits in the 1840s, contributing to his untimely death in September 1848. The current owners have restored it to its Victorian glory and …
Food in York

Shambles Market

Yorkshire cheeses, Whitby fish and local meat make good fodder for self-caterers at this anything-goes market behind Shambles, which also touts arts, crafts and Yorkshire flat caps. The food-court section near where…
Shopping Centre in Leeds

Corn Exchange

The dramatic Corn Exchange, built in 1863 to house grain-trade merchants, has a wonderful wrought-iron roof that today shelters a fine collection of independent shops and boutiques. They sell everything from vinyl a…