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This old sweet shop is not only a children’s paradise, but also grown-ups will be amazed at the sheer number of traditional sweets and hundreds of old-fashioned jars. Since 1909, this shop has been making people happy with retro and classic sweets like space dust popping candy, original peppermint creams, merry maids, Scottish humbugs or Bassetts liquorice sticks.
Despite its compactness, Durham offers a wide range of shopping options amongst the intimate lanes and atmospheric narrow streets, much of which is closed to traffic making for a pleasant and relaxed experience. Its Victorian Market, monthly Farmer’s Market add additional colour and life on selected days throughout the week while The Prince Bishop’s Centre and Gates’ Centre offer all the high street and designer brands one could wish for. Unique to the city is the Fowler’s Yards, where artists and craftspeople create and sell their specialities such as glass, metal and textile work. There is even a micro brewery.