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“Awful - Not an Outlet Centre At All - Someone Needs to Say This.”

The OUTLET Banbridge
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Banbridge
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Owner description: The Outlet Banbridge is a retail outlet village offering designer and high street brands always with up to 30% - 70% off rrp. The store line up features M&S Outlet, Next Clearance, GAP Outlet and Nike Factory Store, as well as exclusive fashion names such as L.K.Bennett and Jaeger. We host outlet stores available nowhere else in Ireland including Armani Collections, Villeroy & Boch, Paul Costelloe and many more. With Starbucks, Linen Hill, Costa Coffee and Burger King, it's also the perfect place to call in for something to eat. Kids will enjoy free entry into W5 Lite, an interactive discovery attraction which has been recently upgraded. Just 25 minutes south of Belfast & 10 minutes north of Newry on the A1, we offer 1500 free parking spaces and free wi-fi.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Newry, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
269 reviews
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“Awful - Not an Outlet Centre At All - Someone Needs to Say This.”
Reviewed December 31, 2009

This place is not like the proper outlet centres you see elsewhere in the uk. Items are almost at full price. OK place if you are wanting to buy sportswear. There is little else here and plenty of the shops closing as well. Very disappointing place indeed. OK to stop off at when you are on your way to somewhere else.

Shop staff are often genuinely suprized and astonished when you try and ask for more discount (Past Times / Tog 24) But the guys at Mountain Warehouse are very good and will offer additional discount if you ask for it.

Note to those with prams or wheelchairs - the cobbles on the centre of the walkway are terrible. This is why people almost walk on top of each other at the edges - bad design for a shopping centre because even in normal flat shoes you can trip!!

The craft fairs etc run here bring down the atmosphere and cheapen it considerably - if it is an outlet centre then that's what it should be and not a funfair/craft fair/ display/ etc etc. The kiosks are not a good idea either - why? They make the place look cluttered and messy. Either it is a swish mall or it isn't - it can't be both.

Worthy shops include - Deanes (food), Subway (food), LK Bennet, Mountain Warehouse, M&S outlet, Banana Books (the now closed Almapa accessories and Murphy and Nye and Miranda Duck)
Un-Worthy shops - Tog 24 (clueless on customer care), Past Times (arrogant manager), Craft and Burger Fests (cheap and nasty), Antler (v expensive),

Is it better than Junction One? No just different. If you want an outlet place go to one of the English or Scottish outlet villages - these are much better and do offer better bargains. If you go there on a quiet day beware of tumble-weed!

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Stonehaven
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“Visit often got some super bargains over the years”
Reviewed September 28, 2009

I used to live in Banbridge so know the outlet well (too well my other half would say lol). I live in Scotland now but visit most times I am back home . Got some great wee bargains over the years. Favourite shop is Chapelle got my wedding rings there and recently my eternity ring reduced loads compared to the same ones I had seen in the high street! Also bought loads from Bench. There are loads of other shops. You got to try the crepe man if you are there at the weekend - calorific but worth it.

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