Wrexham’s medieval market town roots have developed into a thriving modern retail centre which satisfies even the hungriest appetite for shopping.
"Shopping in Wrexham is very pleasant - all the shops you need are close together in a pedestrianised area within easy reach of a car park. And there are things for sale in the markets that can’t be found anywhere else"
Each week crowds of shoppers from the Wrexham region and beyond fill the town’s bustling streets.
In recent years Wrexham has enjoyed extensive development which has added 250,000 square feet to its shopping area. Throughout this transformation the original character and charm of old streets, like Bank Street and Temple Row, and traditional arcades, such as the Overton and Central arcades, have been carefully retained.
Small independent shops and boutiques sit well alongside the popular high-street names confirming Wrexham’s status as a truly unique shopping experience.
Just a little way out of the town centre, at the Plas Coch and Border Retail Parks, you’ll find the larger supermarkets, DIY superstores and a multi-screen cinema.
Wrexham’s position between the English border and Welsh farmland made it a perfect meeting place for trade. People came by horse and foot to exchange goods and gossip at its fairs and markets. Soon dealers from English towns and cities traded alongside Welsh farmers offering meat, vegetables and dairy produce.
The markets moved indoors in the 19th century and the merchandise has expanded from farmers’ produce to just about anything you can image. The largest of the three indoor markets is the Peoples’ Market which has disabled access and incorporates a multi-storey car park.
Come join the throng and discover what our markets have for you!
Both the Butchers’ Market and the General Market, which is faced with ornamental Ruabon brickwork, are located in listed historic buildings. They offer a multitude of manufactured goods, from pet food to picture frames, as well as meat, fish and game.
Every Monday a market takes place in Queens Square. Dating back to medieval times, it is one of the largest open-air markets in North Wales and offers everything from meat and poultry, fruit and vegetables, to carpets, footwear and furnishings.
The extremely popular French and Continental Markets, which sell authentic traditional fare, visit Wrexham throughout the year.
For future dates call 01978 292015.
Monday - Saturday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Closed Wednesday afternoon.
The lush green countryside surrounding Wrexham has been farmed for centuries. It remains home to a thriving farming community with many small food producers supplying some of the tastiest and freshest produce around.
So it is no surprise that our farm shops and farmers’ markets sell such an impressive range of home-grown produce, fresh home-made foods and delicious local specialties. By purchasing food direct from the grower, shoppers support the local economy while enjoying a warm welcome and excellent service.
Between them, the twenty or so stalls of the Wrexham Farmers’ Market offer a vast array of local produce. Here you’ll find local trout and smoked fish, highly sought-after Welsh black beef and buffalo meat, cheeses and preserves, free-range eggs, organic fruit and vegetables, and farm-baked cakes and pies. There’s also an excellent range of local wine and beer to enjoy at home.
For more information call 01978 292448.
The Wrexham Farmers’ Market takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month from 9.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. at Queens Square, Wrexham.