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4. The Rows and Shopping in Chester

Top 10 ten places to visit in North West England - Chester

The Rows and Shopping in Chester

The distinct and unique black and white timber framed Rows dominate the City centre of Chester. The two tiered shopping arcade with its historic façade is the medieval version of today's shopping mall. Behind the historic façade, the rows are bursting with designer boutiques, independent stores and high street shops.
Running along the main four shopping streets of the City, and linked by the central cross, the Rows make Chester a truly unique shopping destination. 
A selection of shops in Chester:
One of the largest fashion houses in Italy, MaxMara is known throughout the the world for its signature classic pieces and sensitivity to market trends.

MaxMara Ladieswear
50 Bridge Street West
England, UK

Opening Times:
All Year
9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Sunday
12.00 pm to 5.00 pm, Sunday

T  +44 (0)1244 340202

The Cheese Shop
Just inside one of Chester’s main city gates you will find The Cheese Shop. With its cheery blue and white striped blind, it has become a much loved feature of the city for both residents and tourists alike.

The shop has a cellar underneath which has the advantage of being able to mature cheese on site. It is wonderful to browse in; every cheese is carefully flagged with a good description of its flavour as well as details of its maker, and tasters are cheerfully given to curious customers.

While it is crammed full with over 100 British cheeses, pride of place is given to those from the North of England "Up here, they like white cheese best" says the owner, "and they’re very particular about their Cheshires and Lancashires".

The Cheese Shop
116 Northgate Street
England, UK

Opening Times:
Open from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday

T  +44 (0)1244 346240

F  +44 (0)1244 314659

Corks Out at Quellyn Roberts Wine Merchants
Corks Out specialises in wines and spirits that are made with true passion and flair, worth every penny of their price tag. Time is taken to ensure that the selection stands out from the crowd and the award winning service and enthusiasm are renowned.

Shopping at Corks Out couldn’t be easier and whether you’re a confirmed wine buff, a newcomer to the pleasures of the vine or looking for a special whisky or rare spirit. Staff can also help you choose that perfect gift for friends and family and offer gift wrapping and gift and wine accessories to complement your purchase.

21 Watergate Street
England, UK

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Sundays in December 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Thursdays in December 9.00 am to 7.00 pm
Christmas Eve 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Thursday 27th Closed
New Years Eve 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

T  +44 (0)1244 310455

F  +44 (0)1244 346704 

W  Corks Out  

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