As it stands Wrexham currently has three indoor markets; the People’s Market, General Market and Butchers Market.
On top of this there is the famous Monday Market, which is now held on Queens Square.
Below is an overview of each of the indoor markets and the Monday Market.
The People’s Market is the newest of Wrexham’s indoor markets having been built in 1992 as part of the redevelopment of the town.
It was originally home to the Vegetable Market which was established in 1898, however the building along with its mock Tudor facade was demolished in 1990 to make way for the People’s Market.
There was initially some controversy over the naming of the People’s Market as some claimed it had communist connotations.
The market has around 30 stalls ranging from clothes and make up stalls to furniture, books and carpets.
It has a multi storey car park which is free after 12pm from Monday-Saturday.
It is open from Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm.
The Butcher’s Market was built in 1848 and was a bustling market home to the town’s butchers.
It has been described as the supermarket of the 19th century and blends well into Wrexham High Street.
The building also had a large room on the first floor containing a Corn Exchange and its own inn.
Nowadays the Butcher’s Market is home to a wider range of stalls, although some butchers whose families have traded there for years remain.
There are also DVD stalls, a sweet stall, a newsagents, pet food shop and more.
The market is open from Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm, it closes early at 2pm on a Wednesday afternoon.
Formerly known as the Butter Market, Wrexham’s General Market opened to the public in 1879.
As the original name suggest back then it mainly sold butter and dairy products.
However, due to WWII rationing and new hygiene regulations it became a general market.
The market has around 20 stalls and is the smaller of Wrexham’s three indoor markets.
It has a number of clothes stalls, food shops, a florist/greengrocers and more.
It is open Monday to Saturday from 9am – 5pm, but closes at 2pm on a Wednesday afternoon.
Wrexham’s open air Monday Market has been one of the mainstays of the town for many years.
It was originally known as the Beast Market and held at St George’s Crescent, which was the site of a cattle market since the 15th century.
Over the years it became a more general market and is still held in Queens Square to this day.
The Monday Market has moved several times, initially to Eagles Meadow in 1971, Waterworld car park in 2002 before finally settling in its current location in the town centre in 2006.
The market sells a range of goods including clothes, fruit and veg, meat, household goods, plants, arts and crafts and has a burger van on site too.