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Drake Circus Shopping Centre

Address: 1 Charles Street | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 1EA, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 224430
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Ranked #145 of 268 things to do in Plymouth
Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
Attraction details
Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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English first
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A nicely kept shopping centre with good sized parking spaces (important for big car drivers) and not too badly priced parking either. Good range of shops and places to eat/drink. Not sure about the free wi-if - it was patchy and pretty slow....

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Yes its another shopping centre but its not vast, has some character, loads of parking space and a reasonable range of shops that you get anywhere. There are one or two empty units but some new outlets have arrived. Yo Sushi (not my taste) sits right in the middle of the entrance area and makes an interesting, usually well attended,... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great small shopping centre usual good stores primark,m&s etc. Few places to eat top floor food court nice clean facilities with mobile phone charging facility.Right in town centre surrounded by loads more shops ,building societies ,banks,etc. Nice area with seating outside back entrance.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Personally, a day in Drake's Circus dragging around all the high street British shops like River Island, Monsoon and Next is my idea of hell. However, this is a fabulous mall, tonnes of shops, loads of places to eat (all the usual Starbucks etc). So it's 3 stars from me because I can appreciate that it's good even if it's... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

The mall is progressively becoming a food hall with less options in major retailers. The first thing that hits you is the stench of greasy fried food generated by Yo Sushi. Placed in a location which could never have been anticipated as a food area and lacking in extraction facilities sums up the desperation to bring any company into Plymouth... More 

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Plouenan, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I find these kind of shopping centres that are popping up all over the place just a bit *meh*. However, I quite like this one. It's not overly big. There's a Juice Moose in the food hall at the top, Fat Face seems to have a succession of decent offers and there are plenty of coffee shops for those in... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

On Saturday we did a day trip with Williams Travel of Camborne to Plymouth. We had a really lovely day and Drakes circus is a wonderful shopping centre. It is very clean and they have some super shops there. Will certainly return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Waited second in line for santas grotto 12:25 before anyone arrived then at 12:45 someone with a pre booked ticket arrived and walked right in while people with young children still waited for over a hour the first pre book ticket was for 12:20 abut as Santa was late made everyone in the que for another wait will never go... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
60 attraction reviews
730 helpful votes 730 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Not what the city needs. A short mostly two level combination of middling national chain business. All looks very dated and it's apparent that even this small scale operation has sucked the heart out of the rest of the retail zone, particularly long standing independents. The cafe area on the top floor is particularly depressing. Still a lot of empty... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just arrived at Drakes Circus shopping centre in plymouth. The multi story car park is very tight to drive around. The spaces are also very narrow and to my disappointment to carpark is very untidy with littler covering the floor. We have arrived at 9 am so it has not been cleaned today. Apart from all this the xarpark is... More 

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