Rohan York Outdoor and Travel Clothing

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Welcome to Rohan York from Manager Gary, Charlie, Mirela, Katie, Alice, Pete and Hannah.

Shop Address: Rohan York, 24 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS

Shop Phone Number: 01904 674619

Opening Times:

Monday 09:30-17:30
Tuesday 09:30-17:30
Wednesday 09:30-17:30
Thursday 09:00-18:00
Friday 09:30-17:30
Saturday 09:30-17:30
Sunday 11:00-16:30

Directions to our shop: York Station is a central hub for the region. All trains from London through to Scotland stop at York, as do the cross-country trips from Birmingham and Manchester. Once at York follow the path left out of the station (100yards) to a crossroad, continue ahead and follow as the footpath veers right under the City wall and then left at the traffic lights. Proceed ahead, you will find yourself crossing a bridge over the River Ouse. The major shopping area, and the heart of the city, are now of close distance. You should be able to see York Minster ahead, about 50 yards from the bridge take a right. A short distance down this street and past the prominent Post Office takes you into a small Plaza. Turn left and ahead you should see a Quaint little street called Stonegate. Our store is midway on the left!

Most bus services stop at the Train station so follow the above directions. We also have a Park and Ride service from the Designer Outlet (just off the A64), Monks Cross and Askam Bryan. Most people find these easy to use and much cheaper than central car parks.

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The Nearest Parking – The centre of York is limited access. It is encouraged that visitors use the various Park and Ride schemes located on the outer ring road of the city. There are a number of car parks central: Clifford’s Tower, Picadilly, Leaman Road, Clarence St., Foss Island, Stonebow and Rougier St. These are normally sign-posted as you enter the city. Charges are varied depending upon where you go.

Our shop was opened March 1990 and has been a strong feature of one of York’s most recognised streets now for almost 20 years. Located on Stonegate (recently voted the 2nd best fashion clothing street in the UK by Google), which in medieval York housed many of the city’s most prominent members of the merchant classes, as well as a strong presence from the Minster’s religious hierarchy. The building itself dates from the Stuart period, like the majority on Stonegate. Most of the buildings on the street have also been affected by the Georgian and Edwardian periods, when many older buildings were bricked up on the outside to make them look newer, while retaining the original interior features. The shop’s main nod to this past is the exposed beams on the first floor.

 York Wheel located in the Royal York Hotel grounds

Staff Recommendations –  Like most cosmopolitan cities, York is no exception in that it has many coffee shops. However if you are wanting somewhere child friendly, then the Spurriergate centre is a great place to drop off at serving healthy food too.

A great Bistro close to the Store is Stonegate Yard. This is a firm favourite with the York Team.
If take-away sandwiches are chosen desire, then our recommendation is Krusties. This one is a best kept secret from tourists.
For somewhere in the evening we strongly recommend Cafe No.8. Amazing food in an intimate environment.

Local Knowledge – York has been known as England’s second city for the best part of the last millenium. This stems initially from its origins as a major Roman settlement in the north (known as Eboracum), and then the first city in the Viking north (known as Jorvik). In Cristian and then Norman England, it maintained its dominance in the north in the large part due to its religious rivalry with Canterbury and its strategic location for campaigns against the Scots.

St. Mary's Abbey located in the Museum Gardens

York’s lack of industrial success has led to the maintaining of the medieval street plan within the city walls, allowing for both a great day out shopping and a wonderful insight into the life of York in its heyday. York still holds so very much of that Viking heritage today, however, as the majority of York’s street names derive from their occupation here. In Norse, ‘gate’ means street, hence Monkgate and Coppergate. The towers which allowed access through the city walls were known as ‘bars’, hence the saying in York that ‘ The streets are called gates, the gates are called bars and the bars are called pubs!’ By the way, there are apparently 365 of these within the city wall, one for each day of the year.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Rohan York Outdoor & Travel Clothing says:

    Warm or cold? Rain or shine? This Summer it seems to be anybody’s guess!

    That’s why a really lightweight waterproof can come in so handy; if it’s rainy and cold you’ve got the perfect extra layer to protect you from the elements, if it’s warm and sunny, your jacket’s handy Pack Pocket will allow it to roll up small at the bottom of your bag.

    This Summer it really looks like we should prepare for the worst and hope for the best, and what better way to do that than investing in the right kit?

    Happy shopping,

    Charlie

  2. Rohan York Outdoor & Travel Clothing says:

    It seems the rain is unavoidable this week in York, and it’s times like these that you realise whether or not the kit you have is up to the job – especially since it’s also so warm and muggy!

    That’s where we at Rohan come in, saving the day with our super range of highly breathable lightweight waterproofs, to keep you dry without working up a sweat! And when the rain eventually lets up, all of our jackets are equipped with a handy Pack Pocket, so you can roll them up small to be stored in a bag without taking up too much room.

    So brave the elements and come and see us, and we’ll prove there really is no such thing as bad weather!

    Happy Shopping

    Charlie

  3. Rohan York Outdoor & Travel Clothing says:

    The Mid Season Sale is now on here at Rohan York, with loads of fantastic savings to be had, as well as some old favourites from last season up for grabs!

    And don’t forget, you can always give us a call on 01904 674 619 to reserve any items you may have seen on the website or in our Mid Season Sale mailer that we sent out last week. Once your items are on hold, feel free to come in any time during the sale to try on, with no obligation to buy anything that’s not for you!

    Happy shopping,

    Charlie

  4. Rohan York Outdoor & Travel Clothing says:

    Easter weekend is almost upon us here at Rohan York, with loads of great activities, events, markets, arts, music, fashion and plenty of other things besides kicking off in the town centre!

    With the sun doing it’s best to shine through, temperatures are fluctuating between lovely and warn in the sunshine, and crisp and chilly in the wind and shade. With so much to get out there and do, it seems silly to let the weather hold you back, but it is often tricky to know what to wear…

    That’s where we come in; stocked full of great garments whatever the weather! So when you find yourself in York this weekend, why not pop in and see us, and find that fantastic item that will allow you to get out there and enjoy your long weekend properly, without worrying what the weather will throw at you!

    Happy shopping

    Charlie

  5. Rohan York Outdoor & Travel Clothing says:

    You’ve only got three days left to donate your unwanted outdoor clothing to Gift Your Gear here at Rohan York!

    We’ve had loads of brilliant gear flooding in from you all, and we at the store are so grateful for how generous you’ve been yet again. So for those of you yet to donate, the time is now for you to get involved! You can so easily make a difference; not only to those who will benefit from the gear you give, but also to your bill when you get to the checkout!

    So what are you waiting for? Have a rummage in the back of the wardrobe, bring something and claim your 15% discount before this Sunday!

    Happy shopping

    Charlie

  6. Rohan York Outdoor & Travel Clothing says:

    It seemed Spring had sprung here at Rohan York today, with the sun shining down and temperatures rising – that is, until it promptly bucketed it down for about ten minutes, and has been blowing a gale ever since!

    You really never can tell what the day will do at this time of year, which is why a handy stowaway jacket can make suck a difference. In Rohan, these can take many forms; waterproof, windproof or fleece – or some combination of all three – but the one thing you can count on is that it’ll roll away as small as can be when you don’t need it, yet still perform brilliantly when you do.

    Happy shopping,

    Charlie

  7. Rohan York Outdoor & Travel Clothing says:

    Doris may be causing havoc around the UK, but that’s no excuse not to get out there in the elements – providing you have the right kit, that is!

    Here at Rohan York, we’ve got you covered, with fantastic waterproof and windproof gear, cosy merino base layers, plus half price selected winter lines until the end of this week – because it seems Spring is a way off yet!

    So don’t let Doris ruin your weekend! Show her what you’re made of and what a difference good kit can make!

    Happy Shopping

    Charlie

  8. Rohan York Outdoor & Travel Clothing says:

    Further Reductions continue here at Rohan York!

    I know the weather’s miserable, but I can assure we are not, and there’s no better time to get yourself down to see us and bag a bargain! Not to mention, you may end up leaving our store much better equipped to face the elements than when you came in!

    And why not call us ahead of your visit, so that we can source any items that we may not have in store in time for your visit? It’s no trouble for us, and it can mean a little more peace of mind for you.

    Happy shopping

    Charlie

  9. Rohan York Outdoor & Travel Clothing says:

    We are well on our way into the new year, and the end fast approaching end of the January sale!
    While many lines are running low you can rely on us at York to try our best to find that item you love and get it especially for you.
    If there is any product you’re not sure of, do not hesitate to give us a quick ring, or alternatively pop in and have a chat to us about what the product can do for you.

    Hope to see you soon,
    Katie

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