Inside most of the National Trust properties, gift shops of all sizes can be found selling items from gardening tools to children’s books. However, there are also a handful of unique National Trust shops on the high street across the country, and York is lucky enough to have one of them.
These shops are great for tourists and locals alike, because they have some great gift inspiration, and they contain many exclusive items and National Trust labels. Just like visiting our properties, visiting our shops helps support the Trust in looking after the UK’s special places.
If you enjoy sampling wine, then make a note of the 9th July, and keep scrolling to find out more…
One of the highlights of the York shop is the range of items that are exclusive to the National Trust, and can only be found in our shops.
New ranges have recently been created by designers in the head office, and have been inspired by our properties. These ranges include items such as scarves, cushions and throws.
At the moment, the York shop has a beautiful blue display that has been designed to celebrate 50 years of the Neptune Coastline Campaign. This campaign started right back in 1965 with the aim of protecting special areas of coastline under the threat of development, and to create more opportunities for people to enjoy the coast.
The blue scarves are an example of just some of the items in a new range inspired by the coast campaign.
Exclusive National Trust throws, woven in Britain.
More homeware is also available in our shops.
Food and drink
The National Trust even has its own food and drink brands, and we sell products like preserves, biscuits and various teas. So if you enjoy eating in our cafes, you can take home some of our food to enjoy in your own kitchen.
Yorkshire Country Wines’ tasting and special evening opening
On the 9th July, there will be a special evening opening, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, so we can host a wine tasting session with Sarah Ironside from Yorkshire Country Wines. This local business is unique in that all their wines are handmade in small batches using traditional methods. Instead of using grapes however, they use damsons, cherries, plums and many more fruits not normally associated with wine making. There will also be an exclusive discount: get 20% off if you spend more than £20 during the evening.
Outdoor and garden
The outdoor and gardening ranges are popular across the shops, you can use our York properties to inspire you in your own garden.
Using the shop to buy your gift cards all year round is a great way to make a contribution to the National Trust.
And for anyone who's feeling really organised this year, we have our own range of Christmas cards in already!
|(C) National Trust Images / Nick Meers|
While you’re in the centre, take the opportunity to visit Treasurer’s House, just next to the Minster.
For more outdoors and gardening supplies, visit Beningbrough Hall and check out our on-site shop.
|(C) National Trust Images / John Millar|
The address for the York shop is 32 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LG.
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