Over the centuries Ellesmere has developed into vibrant market town with numerous Georgian and half-timbered buildings surrounding the medieval streets. Ellesmere's shops are many and varied, with the type of shops that other towns let go of years ago and not a 'mall' in sight.
Ellesmere prides itself on its individual and independent shops - some have been in the same family for generations and you only last that long if you know how to value your customers.
There are antiques, crafts and gifts, and many other shops striving to tempt you and fresh local produce from the delicatessen. The weekly market still runs since it was granted its charter in 1221 by Henry the third and occasional antique fairs and craft sales complement the retail scene.
All shopped out? Then there are plenty of cafes, pubs, inns and restaurants when you can sit down and recharge yourself before venturing out again.
Whether it's a new or older business Ellesmere is full of helpful retailers and staff who actually want to serve you - now how refreshing is that?