There are dozens of fascinating shops to browse in Whitby, but here are some of the best:
The Art Cafe in Flowegate is a contemporary gallery with a superb selection of pictures and gifts for sale. The cafe also serves a wide variety of food and drinks so you can relax whilst choosing something special for your home.
The Whitby Book Shop A real treasure house of books, including a fine selection for children. TheWhitby Book Shop is over the bridge in Church Street and is a quiet oasis in the busy old town. Call them on 01947 606202 for details of book signings by well known authors.
Young's Jewellers is situated at the top of Skinner Street and, although quite a small shop, stocks an exquisite range of jewellery and fine objets d'art. They also specialise in bespoke designs which are made on the premises. If you would like a lasting memory of your stay in Whitby then Young's is well worth a visit.
Dave Jeffery is a Whitby based artist who produces delightful pictures in a variety of mediums. He also runs painting courses in Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. Further afield he leads sketchbook holidays in the Dovedale area of North Derbyshire. You can browse his online gallery and get more details of his courses by clicking on the link above, or calling 01947 821832.
Fortune's Smokehouse & Kipper Shop Fortune's Kippers is located right at the end of Henrietta Street. When you get to the bottom of the 199 steps just keep walking and the intensity of the aroma of oak smoke will increase steadily until you arrive. Fortunes send their Kippers all over the world by airmail! You can order by telephone on 01947 601824.
The Frank Sutcliffe Gallery Between 1875 and 1910 Frank Sutcliffe took wonderful sepia photographs of Whitby and the surrounding countryside. These superb prints of victorian life make an ideal gift, or a lasting reminder of your visit to the town. The gallery is situated at the bottom of Flowergate.
The Original Whitby Jet Shop Hamond's jet shop was founded in 1860 when Queen Victoria made Whitby jet jewellery so popular. Today these beautiful pieces are still much sort after and Hamond's has a wonderful selection. Why not visit them on Church Street in the old town, or look at their range on the website.
The Whitby Catch Situated on Pier Road, this superb seafood shop has won a string of awards including 5th place in the top 50 food shops in the UK according to the Independent. You can buy in the shop and also order online if you wish. Their fish comes straight from the boat onto the counter and it could not be fresher, take a look for yourself:
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