Shopping areas

Exploring a store that is one of a kind and finding something you simply couldn’t buy anywhere else is a very special type of shopping experience and an experience you can find here, right across our many market towns and villages.


Bustling Beverley is a shopper's dream with a fantastic selection of big name brands and quirky independents lining its cobbled streets. Toll Gavel is the main shopping thoroughfare which connects Wednesday Market and Saturday Market, two vibrant market squares. The larger of the two is Saturday Market and this is where you'll find Beverley's weekly market, with traders setting up stall within sight of St Mary's Church and Market Cross. Other shopping areas to explore include North Bar Within, St Mary's Arcade, Ladygate and Dyer Lane which all have thriving communities of independents. 

If your passion is for things of the past the explore one of the largest antique centres in the North. St Crispin Antiques has over 100 dealers, a huge range of collectibles and antiques and a delightful coffee shop with beautiful tea garden all housed in a fine Grade II listed building. 

Flemingate entertainment complex, a ten minute walk from the town centre, doesn’t just offer lots of great shopping, it’s a whole day out for all the family. You’ll find fashion, food, fun and film when you visit here as, alongside the big brand names and high street stores, you’ll also find cafes, bars, restaurants and a state-of-the-art cinema showing the latest blockbusters. Add in a 500-space car park, a programme of family friendly events, a new extended outdoor play area with climbing wall, and an indoor inflatable theme park and you’ll see why this has become one of the region’s most popular shopping destinations.  

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East Yorkshire towns

East Yorkshire is home to many towns each offering their own unique shopping experience that show the areas character and quality.

Picturesque Pocklington has one of the most attractive shopping scenes in all of East Yorkshire with its traditional shop fronts and quaint streets. From art to antiques, flowers to food and drink, you'll find it here and more. Wander through Market Place, St Peter's Square and Market Place before exploring the twisting alleys which offer up even more shopping options. Tuesdays in Pocklington are market days when stalls line the centre of Market Place with intriguing knick-knacks and freshly baked goods. Shopping bags at the ready!

Other towns such as Driffield and Market Weighton as bustling with independent shops to explore. Whether you discover it at one of our regular craft markets or artisan food fairs, or whether it’s as you explore one of our many independent stores nestled down a side street or tucked away on a market square, you will have found a place to buy something special that will bring back memories of your visit. Handmade jewellery, delicious local produce, accessories from a local boutique or a one-off find in an enticing antique store, are all on offer and, whether you are buying it for someone you love or as a treat to yourself, it is sure to be a special purchase like no other.  


A traditional seaside town, you will find all the traditional seaside shops. From typical nautical souvenirs to finding your name in a piece of rock. You’ll also find all you need for a day at the beach with reasonably priced buckets, spades and seaside essentials. Venture further into the centre and you’ll find Arnold’s selling the daily catch of Bridlington crab and lobster as well as other fish and seafood. Bridlington’s Old Town is cobbled streets and Georgian buildings full of independent stores and galleries where you can discover treasures of the past.


Whether you’re looking for a unique find, a treasure from the past or the latest fashion, you’ll find that perfect something in East Yorkshire.