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

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
18 reviews 18 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
12 helpful votes 12 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 via mobile

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
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
642 helpful votes 642 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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Truro, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited here and oh my, too busy every place I visited was to busy! Not enough toilets for the amount of visitors shop staff seemed miserable in most places and a trek from the car park ok if u can get in the lift or like stairs!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Just like any shopping center in the uk same shop very typical kind with a lot of shop you already know size wise is medium spacious to look around

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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Popped into plymouth whilst on a visit to family,even on a sunday really busy and none of the shops were shut,good selection of shops and restaurants inside drakes circus,parking was a bit pricey tho,managed to get some spending done,some bargains too,something for every1

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