Samovodska Charchia in Veliko Tarnovo is an atmospheric cobbled street in the old town where there are many arts and crafts shops. It is a good place to buy quality pottery and antiques. The area has been refurbished in recent years but still maintains the old-world charm of National Revival period architecture.
There are 20 artisans who make and sell items ranging from copper-work to bread. The recently restored Hadji Nikolii Inn, famous for its wonderful architecture, is a lovely place to stop for a coffee or to sample some of their extensive range of Bulgarian wines.