Tour Locations | Haunted Chester: A Spooky Stroll around the Roman-Walled City
Let's stop here for a moment by the Cross and look up to your left — you should see The Rows, the medieval, two-tiered galleries that encircle much of the city centre.
These half-timbered galleries, reached by steps, form a second row of shops above those at street level along Watergate Street (to your right), Northgate Street (where you came from), Eastgate Street (behind you) and Bridge Street (to your left). The Rows are unique in the world to Chester and their Tudor aesthetic is a true Chester trademark.
In medieval times, these buildings were shops with the shopfront on the lower level and the living quarters of the owners directly above. Some original 13th century buildings remain, albeit with adaptations, to this day.
From here, bear left to join Bridge Street and walk along the left-hand side of the road.