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A Gem of a Place!

This is a real treasure trove for anyone with a fondness for crystal jewellery, like myself. I had... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Annette J
United Kingdom
Good for reasonably priced jewellery and gifts

The shell shop is immediately opposite the Ambleside pier and about a mile out of the town centre... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
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28 Dec 2017
“A Gem of a Place!”
9 Sep 2018
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Ambleside LA22 0EY, England
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I love this shop and try to visit whenever we visit The Lakes. It reminds me of my childhood and excitement of being in a shop nothing like you would find at home. It really is unique and we have always had great service.

Thank Glynis H
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

DO NOT SHOP AT THIS SHOP.. we went in for a look whilst passing, and due to the fact that over priced shells are stacked in wicker baskets on an angle, when my friends husband walked past, 1 fell off. The extremely rude and bad...More

Thank pammy44pmb
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Woman behind the counter was very rude to my three year old who was looking at spending some of his holiday money on the tat in this shop. If you have kids and in general dont bother as there are other places who will happily...More

Thank Jpf321
Reviewed 24 February 2018

As a child I visited this shop regularly and enjoyed buying little gifts to take home. We managed to get back there today after many years and were warmly welcomed by the lovely owner who was extremely helpful and kind. We managed to find some...More

Thank Shelley E
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This is a real treasure trove for anyone with a fondness for crystal jewellery, like myself. I had limited time to browse, as my ferry was due to depart but I absorbed as much as I could and was thrilled by the collections on display,...More

2  Thank Annette J
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Holidays in the lake district can be pricey. On our last day we stumbled on this wee gift shop. Packed with quirky, smart, unusual gifts, shells, crystals, jewellery, mobiles, ornaments (I could go on and on). There is various different items and sure to be...More

Thank Tezzde
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I been there few times and found out so friendly and helpful the owner Perfect to buy as a present with the good price the shop is small but so nice taste

Thank jonee78
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The shell shop is immediately opposite the Ambleside pier and about a mile out of the town centre. Although the shop was closed when we visited (late Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning in January) there was a good display of jewellery in the window...More

Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 21 March 2016

As an avid collector of shells I was delighted and excited to discover this wonderful little shop. The variety, quality and value of the shells stocked is amazing and exceptional and the proprietors are such helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic people. If I lived nearer (as...More

Thank lizc72016
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I cannot believe the hurtful comments made regarding the lady who works in the shop. I live in Bury, Lancs but visit the shop regularly with my girlfriend and I have met the lady concerned on several occasions; every time I have met the lady...More

2  Thank Phil T
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