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Antiques, Upcycled goods, quirky shops and vintage items...

As a vibrant market town, the heart of Pickering and it’s surrounding streets plays host to a range of independent shops ranging from the practical to the slightly more quirky – there are not many high streets with a decade-old gun shop situated across from a shop selling the finest handmade gentleman’s shoes!  The town is also a haven for the antique-lovers and with an ever increasing number of local small cottage industries renting spaces in shops, proves a great place to find unique and quirky ‘upcycled’ and vintage gifts. For the more practical adventurers, an outdoor pursuits and bike shop are also at hand.  

For boutique shopping a 10 minute drive will see you arrive in the historic towns of Malton and Helmsley.  Malton, known as “Yorkshire’s Food Capital” with its regular food festivals proves a real treat for any foodie whilst Helmsley boasts galleries and exclusive boutiques as well as its own castle.

If major retail therapy and a more high street shopping experience is your idea of relaxation then staying in Pickering puts you within easy reach of the city of York. Explore the world-famous Shambles, discover shops to cater to every taste and save big on brand names at the McArthurGlen designer outlet.

At the end of an exhausting day’s shopping, kick off your shoes and drop your bags, for Pickering is a great place to unwind either in a hazy beer garden or by the warmth of a roaring fire on a cold Winter’s night.

Gift Vouchers

Why not treat someone to a Pickering Gift Voucher?

Pickering Gift Vouchers are accepted wherever you see this sign displayed.

They are available in £10 and £5 denominations and can be purchased from ‘Pickering Book Tree’ located at the top of the Market Place, or purchase on-line from Pickering Town CIC.

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