If you are looking for a special gift idea, want to spoil yourself or treat someone special, there is no better place for some retail therapy.
With a web of winding streets flaunting designer stores, independent shops and boutiques, each distinct shopping area has its own speciality.
Parliament and Coney Street are home to the high street favourites, as is Coppergate – where archaeologists unearthed remains from the Viking city of Jorvik. Stonegate and Swinegate are home to a mix of stores hidden amongst medieval and Georgian architecture. For independent shops that are off the beaten track, wander along Gillygate and Petergate. Or explore the daily Shambles Market with more than 85 stalls offering a diverse selection of goods.
Venturing a little further? Hop on a Park & Ride bus to the York Designer Outlet to discover famous label fashion at great prices.