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shopping in bristol

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shopping in bristol

Have to spend day in bristol whilst daughter has interview, thinking shopping. Is there an outlet shopping centre nearby? or is town centre shopping best? and where to park?

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1. Re: shopping in bristol

As far as I'm aware, the nearest outlet shopping centre is about an hour away in south Wales.

Bristol is very good for shopping. There are multi-storey car parks in Cabot Circus and The Galleries, Broadmead, both of which are in the centre. Or you can go a couple of miles out from the centre to the Mall at Cribbs Causeway, where you can park for free.

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For outlet shopping your nearest options are wither Clarks Village in Street, Somerset which is about a 45 monute drive or McArthur Glen in Swindon which is probably about the same. There is a Next clearance outlet in Filton near the MOD which is OK but if you want a good range of shops then City centre is probably best as the Mall is great for free parking but it mainly has mostly upmarket shops whereas in the centre you have primark etc. Parking in town can be expensive.

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City centre is probably best as the Mall is great for free parking but it mainly has mostly upmarket shops whereas in the centre you have primark etc.

Don't altogether agree with this, even if you're just talking about clothes shopping. The Mall has, for instance, H & M, bhs, M & S, umpteen smaller lower end shops and TK Maxx just outside. The most expensive shop in Bristol is Harvey Nichols and that's in the centre.

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If her interview is at the Uni you could always pop into Clifton Village or Park Street away from all the chain stores, there are plenty of independent shops and cafes in the area.

On Park Street Bristol Guild is an mini department store and there are plenty of good places for lunch like Caffe Clifton on St Paul's Road. There is an NCP car park just round the corner.

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Once you have decided on whether you want city centre shopping at Cabot Circus, (end of M32), or wish to go to the Cribbs Causeway Mall, about 3 miles North next to the M5 suggest you use a Sat Nav, as driving in Bristol can be confusing to strangers, due to our Councils anti car policy! Great choice of shops at both venues (and eating choices).Hope your daughter is successful, Bristol is a fabulous big city to live in.

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Once you have decided on whether you want city centre shopping at Cabot Circus, (end of M32), or wish to go to the Cribbs Causeway Mall, about 3 miles North next to the M5 suggest you use a Sat Nav, as driving in Bristol can be confusing to strangers, due to our Councils anti car policy! Great choice of shops at both venues (and eating choices).Hope your daughter is successful, Bristol is a fabulous big city to live in.

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