About Nora's, Ilkley




Nora's Ilkley

Nora’s is an award winning home accessories and gift shop located in the Victorian Arcade in the centre of the delightful Spa town of Ilkley, West Yorkshire.  

Run by daughter and mum team Victoria (the daughter) and Fiona (the mum) Nora’s opened its doors in May 2010 and was born from a desire to bring something fresh to a high street that seemed focused on product profit rather than product passion. We pride ourselves on only selecting things that are useful, beautiful and (most importantly) well made. We're not interested in 'conventional' 'mass produced' or 'run of the mill' and we would never sell anything we wouldn't choose to have in our own homes.

We believe shopping should be an experience; a way of awakening the senses with delicious smells, bright colours and delightfully tactile objects that cry out to be touched. Choosing a special gift for a loved one or taking your time to find the perfect cushion for your favourite chair are just a few of life's small pleasures and we want to make sure it stays that way. Want to browse for an hour? Go for it! Just calling in for a chat? We're here with a listening ear! Oh and free gift wrapping? You've got it!

Our focus is (and always will be) on supporting and promoting British designer makers; Over 90% of our items are made (often by hand) by the lovely talented people of this fair isle we call home. Want to know a bit more about that amazing tea towel you've just spotted? Just ask us! Chances are we'll be able to tell you everything about the person who made it (right down to their favourite biscuit...)

In January 2016, (after a good few years of 'ummming' and 'ahhhing') we decided to extend the size of our little shop and knock through in to what was our store room.  We closed our doors for 4 weeks whilst the workmen did their thing and the work is complete and our doors are open! We're beyond excited to be able to bring you a bigger space to be able to browse around and see all of our lovely items - we really hope you like the bigger Nora's! 

Our shop is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. 

We close on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays