Shopping in Cheshire

Polly Checkland Harding

From the independent shops along the unique Chester Rows, reached by steps above street level, to Macclesfield’s Treacle Market, the range of shopping options in Cheshire is impressive. Covering antiques, cheese, records and more, the county’s retail offer is not to be sniffed at. Read on for our guide to the best of what’s on offer in Chester, Macclesfield and Crewe.

  • 1. Chester Indoor Market

    Chester Indoor Market
    Courtesy of Chester Market

    Chester Indoor Market, Forum Shopping Centre, 6 Princess St, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HH - Visit now

    Chester Indoor Market is the destination to visit. The indoor market offers foods from around the world, a seating hub and niche stalls.

  • 2. Grey n Pink Records

    Grey n Pink Records Chester
    Courtesy of Grey n Pink Records

    Grey n Pink Records, 57 Brook Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3DZ - Visit now

    Grey n Pink Records has operated for over 30 years – selling the largest selection of new, old and collectable vinyl records in Cheshire.

  • 3. Chester Rows

    Courtesy of Visit Cheshire

    Chester Rows, Bridge St, Watergate St, Eastgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1NG - Visit now

    Renowned for some of the most elegant shopping streets in the world, Chester Rows has historic appeal and is one of the best of its kind.

  • 4. The Cheese Shop

    The Cheese Shop, Chester
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    The Cheese Shop, 116 Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HT - Visit now

    The Cheese Shop is a Chester stalwart, operating for 25 years and offering over 200 different cheese varieties to locals and visitors alike.

  • 5. Macclesfield Treacle Market

    Things to do in Macclesfield: Macclesfield Treacle Market
    Treacle Market

    Macclesfield Treacle Market, Market Place,, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA - Visit now

    Macclesfield’s Treacle Market takes over the streets and cobbles of the town’s Marketplace, Old Butter Market and St Michael’s churchyard, with over 160 stalls selling local crafts, artisan foodstuffs and vintage treasures.

  • 6. The Antiques Shop

    The Antiques Shop, Chester
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    The Antiques Shop, 40 Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LA - Visit now

    The Antiques Shop, housed within the Rows of Chester, sells British antiques and has been owned by the same dealer for nearly 30 years.

  • 7. Whitmore & White

    Whitmore & White
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    Whitmore & White, 4 Godstall Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1LH - Visit now

    Whitmore & White is an independent wine merchant in the romantic heart of Chester serving a range of specialty meats and cheeses.

  • 8. Weasel and the Bug

    Weasel and the Bug, Chester
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    Weasel and the Bug, 19 Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LB - Visit now

    ‘Powered by children, not by batteries’, Weasel and The Bug stock sustainably sourced toys and is a big hit with planet conscious parents.

  • 9. Deja vu

    Deja vu Macclesfield.

    Deja vu, 77 Chestergate,, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6DG - Visit now

    Established in 2010, Deja vu is Macclesfield’s largest independent antique, vintage and retro furniture shop.

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