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York Gift Shops Tour (Self Guided), York

Start this tour with Woodcarvers of the Shambles and visit Mulberry Hall to see its exclusive collection of fine china, crystal, cutlery and cookware. Drop in at Bettys Café Tea Rooms and try the famous Yorkshire tea. Be sure to see Christmas Angels, the York Minster Shop and other great shops in this tour.
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York Gift Shops Tour Map

Guide Name: York Gift Shops Tour
Guide Location: England » York (See other walking tours in York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
Author: val
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Käthe Wohlfahrt - Mulberry Hall
  • Bettys Café Tea Rooms
  • The Red House Antiques Centre
  • Little Apple Bookshop
  • National Trust Gift Shop
Käthe Wohlfahrt - Mulberry Hall

1) Käthe Wohlfahrt - Mulberry Hall

Mulberry Hall, established by the Sinclair family about fifty years ago, features fine china, crystal, cutlery and cookware. The store is located in one of York’s oldest buildings, constructed in 1434. Come to Mulberry Hall and enjoy a "unique quality of experience in an increasingly functional world," as manager Adam Sinclair characterizes it.

Operating hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Bettys Café Tea Rooms

2) Bettys Café Tea Rooms

Bettys Café Tea Rooms serves traditional meals with influences from Switzerland. Its products are handmade, using high quality local ingredients. It was inspired by the magnificent RMS Queen Mary cruise liner, particularly popular during World War II when the basement Bettys Bar became a favorite of American and Canadian Bomber Boys stationed around York. Bettys Mirror, on which many of them engraved their signatures with a diamond pen, remains on display to this day.
Sight description based on wikipedia
The Red House Antiques Centre

3) The Red House Antiques Centre

The Red House Antiques Centre, located just 100 yards from the York Minster, is the city’s most famous antiques dealer. It features 60 vendors offering thousands of high quality items to suit all budgets. It also offers courses on antique furniture, instructed by well-known historian Chris Wilde.

Operating hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 9:30 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Little Apple Bookshop

4) Little Apple Bookshop

Little Apple Bookshop, located on High Petergate, is a great place to find a variety of books, including poetry, fiction, history, philosophy, children's books, art and many other subjects.

Operating hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
National Trust Gift Shop

5) National Trust Gift Shop

The National Trust is an intergovernmental organization that preserves historic houses, gardens, ancient monuments and nature reserves. The profits of its gift shop goes toward the protection of the UK’s natural and historical heritage. It offers a great selection of local souvenirs, including bags, outdoor items, rugs, books and much more. A gift purchased from the National Trust Gift Shop is a gift to the environment!

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10AM–5:30PM; Sunday: 11AM–5PM

Walking Tours in York, England

Create Your Own Walk in York

Create Your Own Walk in York

Creating your own self-guided walk in York is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
York's Medieval Churches I

York's Medieval Churches I

By 1330 there had been around 45 parish churches in York. Twenty of them survive, in whole or in part, and they are amazing. Today, twelve of the surviving churches hold services. Take this tour to become acquainted with these magnificent sacred places.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Museums Tour

Museums Tour

Start your tour of York’s museums at York Castle. See Kirkgate and enjoy the elegance of the Fairfax House. Be a guest in a Viking village and be sure to stop at the Yorkshire Museum to see its Roman and medieval exhibitions. Discover the city's recent history at the National Railway Museum, the largest railway museum in the world. Take this tour to become acquainted with York’s colorful...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 Km or 2.5 Miles
York's Historical Architecture

York's Historical Architecture

With stunning architectural sites such as the Crown Court, the Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Thomas Atkinson's House, St. William's College, the Treasurer's House and the King's Manor, this city has much to offer. Take the following tour to discover York’s vast array of medieval and neoclassical buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
York City Wall Tour

York City Wall Tour

York’s city wall has remained intact since the Roman occupation. The city was named Eboracum by the Romans and referred to as Eoforvic by the Angles. To the Vikings, it was Jorvik and the Normans gave it the name York. Take this tour to discover the attractions along York's ancient city wall.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
York's Haunted Houses Tour

York's Haunted Houses Tour

Undoubtedly, York is the most haunted city in the UK. Meet phantoms of Roman soldiers at the Treasurer’s House. Drop in at the York Arms to see the nun's ghost looking for her baby. Solve the mystery of the vanishing ballet slippers at Thomas's Hotel. At Yorkshire Terrier, discover the ghost of the old gentleman who is watching for burglars. And finally, enjoy the art of intimidation...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles
Stonegate Tour

Stonegate Tour

Begin your tour at Stonegate Teddy Bears and Tea Rooms. Acquire a teddy bear friend and enjoy a cup of wonderful Yorkshire tea. Go to the Wild Hart and buy a Country Heart for someone special. Other attractions include the Cat Gallery and the Printer’s Devil. Follow this guide to see the wonderful sites the Stonegate area has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.2 Km or 0.1 Miles