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Its roots are ancient but its contemporary vibe generated by a host of street entertainers, pulsating parades and lively festivals makes a short break an absolute delight.


Chester’s city walls encircle great treasures from the past but they also embrace a shopping Shangri-La that’s the ultimate retail experience.


Consumer resistance is futile in this citadel of chic where sensational stores showcase contemporary couture.


Chester is the spiritual home of real shopping: it has the


oldest shop front in England and


the inimitable Rows - 700 year-old two-tier covered shopping galleries giving you 2 high streets in one.


Shoemakers and Iron Mongers once sold their wares in these magnificent mediaeval marvels, when fruit, root and herb markets were all the rage and horse, cloth and cheese fairs flourished in the 13th century City.


By the way, Chester’s 21st century market with its astonishing array of stalls is located behind the Forum Shopping Centre.


The Rows entice you into more undercover shopping at Grosvenor Shopping Centre, where Mimco, Mococo, Monsoon, H+M and River Island showcase a fabulous range of fashion and accessories.


This dynamic fashion-fortress also features Fat Face, White Stuff, Noa Noa, Fenn Wright Manson, and Spanish-style icon Zara has set up shop here alongside Tessuti, Next, French Connection, Primark, Debenhams and M & S.


It’s not just your usual list of retail who’s who either.


It’s independents’ day in Chester too, and you’ll find a host of bijou boutiques in Commonhall Street, Godstall Lane, Rufus Court and the Rows offering a real alternative to mainstream high street names.


Chester is home to a fabulous number of jewellers too.


Boodle and Dunthorne, Walton’s and Lowes are the traditional diamonds in the tiara, complemented by Palenque’s seductive silver, and Maya’s exquisite ethnic adornments.


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Just outside the City-centre is the Greyhound Retail Park, where a brand new John Lewis store has just opened alongside the likes of TK Maxx and Next.


Equally delightful is Chester at Christmas, where stores celebrate the festive frenzy with relaxed opening hours from daybreak to late evening.


Here the streets fill with entertainers as the sun sinks and the City gets down to serious partying under its classy Christmas Lights!


Pick up your FREE Chester Mini Guide to find the best in shopping, eating out and sightseeing.


It’s also viewable online at www.visitchester.com


Want more for less?


Zip along the M53 to Cheshire Oaks, the largest designer outlet in Europe just 6 miles north of Chester with Coast, Karen Millen, Elle Macpherson and Kurt Muller just some of the tempting delights on offer – all gain, no pain.


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