With Christmas exactly a week away, many of you will be turning your minds to where you can do your Christmas shopping or pick up some last minute gifts. If that’s the case, then look no further than Wrexham’s two indoor markets!
Situated in the heart of the town centre, the Butchers and General markets are Victorian Grade II listed buildings built in 1848 and 1879.
Just a stones throw away from each other, the two markets bring together dozens of stalls selling everything you’ll need this Christmas – from cards, films, handmade crafts, clothing, jewellery, bath bombs and of course the all important turkey for your roast dinner. There’s even Tracy’s Cafe in the Butchers Market and The Little Cafe in the General Market if you fancy grabbing some food and drink while taking a break from shopping!
We recently popped to both the markets to film a quick walkthrough of what you can find in the Butchers and General Markets:
Where are Wrexham’s two indoor markets we hear you ask? Below are details of where you can find them this Christmas and every other day of the year:
The Butchers Market also has three entrances via Central Arcade on Hope Street, Henblas Street and High Street. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 4.30pm, the market closes at 1.30pm on a Wednesday afternoon. However in the run up to Christmas the market will be remaining open on Wednesday afternoons!
You can access the General Market via three entrances, which can be found off Chester Street, Henblas Street and also Henblas Square. There is also disabled access on Henblas Street. The market is open Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 4.30pm and closes at 1.30pm on a Wednesday afternoon.
Wrexham’s history is known as a market town, however when was the last time you visited Wrexham’s two indoor markets? Often there are comments online about the ‘good old days’ of Wrexham, but many people seem to forget about all the independent traders who still operate in the town’s remaining markets on a daily basis.
While it may seem easier to shop online this Christmas or pop to out of town locations as Cheshire Oaks and supermarkets for your presents and food, there are plenty of independent traders selling unique and locally sourced items to rival some of the big brands.
There is also free car parking in all council operated car parks during December – so make sure you support independent traders, your local markets and get into town this Christmas!