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Shopping


Shopping


Since developing as a bustling market town in the Middle Ages, Chester has been offering retail therapy to visitors ever since.


Then it created the unique rows galleries giving visitors stores at street level with steps to another tier of shops that are sheltered from the weather. According to local legend, timbers from the shipwrecks of the Spanish Armada were used to fortify these sensational structures.


The Rows certainly are the best seat in the house to view the spectacle of the city’s many parades and processions that take place throughout the year, or just have a cup of tea and watch the world go by.


Check out too the Rows cellars below street level where wine


merchants, hairdressing salons, and bars and restaurants flourish in a city that was the largest port in the North West of England during the Middle Ages.


It’s also not surprising that the oldest shopping façade in England is in the Rows!


Shoemakers and Iron Mongers once sold their wares in these magnificent 700 year old medieval marvels, when fruit, root and herb markets were all the rage and horse, cloth and cheese fairs flourished in the city.


Visitor Information Centre: 0845 647 7868


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