Whether you prefer to shop on the high street or at independents you’ll be spoiled for choice within just a short drive from Thrush Nest Cottages…

York has all the usual high street favourites combined with plenty of independent shops too. Grab a bargain at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet or go slightly further afield to Leeds for high-street giants such as Harvey Nicholls and John Lewis.

There’s a market on in a North Yorkshire town any day of the week. Take a look at this comprehensive list for up-to-date information

There’s also a monthly food market in Malton and a wide range of farmer’s markets for you to visit.

Many of our local towns and villages have a thriving independent high street. Try Wetherby for clothes boutiques and interiors inspiration, or Boston Spa for a brilliant antiques shop. If antiques are your thing, time your visit with the famous antiques market at Wetherby Racecourse (more info here).