Thora and The Princess

Thora and The Princess

Tiny store filled to the rafters with handpicked gifts and cards

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Mon – Fri: 10.00 – 17.00
Sat: 9.30 – 17.30
Sun: 11.00 – 16.00

It’s the small things that make the difference at this compact shop, and the way owner Rachel Stott arranges her cornucopia of wares will transfix you for a short while. Tourists have even been known to make last-minute return visits in order to pick up bits and pieces that caught their eye before leaving the city, it’s that kind of place.

Rachel’s also keen to support local makers and stocks little surprises like knitted baby pom-pom shoes from What’s To Be Done With Her, cushions and aprons from Osbaldwick’s Mrs Hall Makes and fascinators from Brafferton Feathers. You’ll certainly discover lots of gifts with a difference in this treasure trove, and you can always guarantee it’ll be nicely wrapped and ready to take home in a hand-stamped paper bag.

Thora and The Princess

“I’m a bit of a felt freak and am forever collecting interesting bits so it’s fitting that I have this emporium of unusual items, and people can browse away.”