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Britain’s Best Street winner
In the past, Skipton has beaten the likes of Portobello Road and Kensington High Street to win Britain’s Best Street of the Year – so a big thumbs up for shopping lovers. What we really love about this Dales market town is its diversity; offering clothes, homeware, deli foods and souvenirs that attract both local people and tourists alike.
An arcade with a difference
Craven Court is Skipton’s Victorian themed shopping arcade. Praised by Prince Charles for its architecture, the beautiful painted ironwork and stunning clear glass roof make for a unique and enchanting shopping experience. As well as some popular High Street names, you’ll also find more unusual shops selling everything from German woodcraft to silver jewellery.
Secrets of the side streets
Surrounding the High Street and Victorian covered arcade are a myriad of narrow side streets and alleys that are the keepers of more shopping treasures. So have your reusable shopping bag to hand as you explore beyond the beaten track and go in search of those ‘interesting independents’ and ‘one-off boutiques’ that are often the real jewel in the crown for more adventurous shoppers.