Small city, big shopping
You'll find mooching around Ripon's shopping streets lined with mediaeval and Georgian buildings a truly pleasurable experience. With a diverse range of stores from independent boutiques to High Street chains offering trendy fashions and traditional gifts, there's something to suit every age and budget. The narrow, winding street known as Kirkgate has always been of great importance in the life and history of Ripon as it is the main thoroughfare between the commercial world of the Market Place and the Ecclesiastical world of the Cathedral.
Fresh from the oven
If you have a nose and a palate for good quality local food, then you're in for a treat. Traditional butchers and bakers are in abundance here, and you'll want to stock up on Thomas the Bakers' award-winning Yorkshire curd tarts and the homemade breads from Davill's Bakery.
Shop 'til you drop
Hector's House - Hector's House sells pre-loved and new, shabby-chic, vintage and unusual furniture along with gifts, mirrors and lighting. They will buy and sell YOUR quality unwanted furniture.
David Stead Gallery - David Stead gallery opened in 2001. David studied fine art in Harrogate and later at Wimbledon School of Art, London. Often paintings come straight from the easel into the gallery effectively wet, making the space very much a living one.
Karma - A Small quirky gift shop with a BIG heart! Karma is Ripon's very own haven of tranquility & calm situated on the ancient street of Kirkgate. Offering a wide range of inspirational gifts from Crystals & Himalayan salt lamps, incense & candles to bespoke handmade aromatherapy lotions & potions (made in store by Liz) to Unique Artist work, home ware & a few ranges of silver jewellery.