The Rows

Location: Watergate Street, Chester



Chester boasts a number of beautiful architectural and historic landmarks, but The Rows are undoubtedly among its jewels. Dating from medieval times, these galleries are spread across two tiers and contain some of the city’s most exciting shops, as well as appealing places to eat. Originally built during the 13th century and the gangways between the levels and galleries added 200 years later, they encompass four of the city’s streets and are set within glorious half-timbered black and white buildings. Although built in the Plantagenet reign, the Rows have a distinctly Victorian and Edwardian appearance about them, due to their adaption over the centuries. Taking time to visit The Rows gives you a chance to enjoy a unique blend of historical discovery and modern shopping – with many of the lower tier shops having stone crypts to explore - ensuring all the family will be satisfied.