The Rows, Chester (3), Cheshire.  
View of the Rows, Chester
The Rows, Chester.

This Medieval construction is one of Chester's most distinctive features. Their origins are unknown but a devastating fire in 1278, with the resultant re-building, could account for them.

This shows one of the upper level walkways with shops along the right side and openings to the street, via steps, on the left side.

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View of the Rows, Chester
The Rows, Eastgate Street.

This view of the unique system of covered walkways with shops on two levels is in Eastgate Street looking towards Eastgate. The upper gallery is easily seen here in the black and white timbered building.

Most of the city centre, around the rows, has been pedestrianised and traffic is not a problem.

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View of the Rows, Bridge Street, Chester
The Rows, Bridge Street.

The Rows are centred around the junction of four main streets in the city - Bridge Street, Watergate Street, Eastgate Street and Northgate Street.

This view is looking up Bridge Street towards St. Peter's Church at the junction with Watergate Street and Eastgate Street with part of The Rows showing on each side.

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View of the Rows, Bridge Street, Chester
The Rows, Bridge Street.

This view, in Bridge Street, is from one upper level, seen to the left of the pillar, looking across the street to the upper level on the other side. The steps to the upper level on the far side are fairly obvious here.

It is interesting to note that the obvious timbered building is actually five stories high.

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