Swindon Designer Outlet

Swindon Designer Outlet: Hours, Address, Swindon Designer Outlet Reviews: 4/5

Swindon Designer Outlet
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Jonny F
2 contributions
Yummy
May 2021 • Solo
I can here last week and thought the service was Excellent very friendly staff and delicious healthy food . I be coming back more
Written 11 June 2021
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Colin F
Salisbury, UK944 contributions
Good for mainstream brands
Jun 2021
Over 20 years ago we lived locally and visited the Outlet Village every now and again. It used to be good for variety of shops and food as well as the scenery. Sadly, it has gone the way of all big retail centres with only the big name brands that you can see everywhere including in American Malls. Fine if you want what is supposed to be the latest trend but not so good if you want a real shopping experience. The M&S Outlet was probably the only relief (and we did shop there). Same with the food, we fondly remembered some of the smaller food stalls and were looking forward to lunch. Now there is just a handful if the big brand junk food firms – no doubt what the majority of visitors wants but not for us. Similarly you could get a better look at the railway heritage. Yes it is still clean and bright and airy but it has lost its heart. Won’t be taking the 90 minute journey to get there again.
Written 6 June 2021
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Nancy R
Doncaster, UK14 contributions
Great
May 2021 • Couples
Great range of shops with some REAL discounts - plenty of parking - free when we were there but only £1 anyway - all on one level which helps the knees
Written 1 June 2021
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Brett-lara S
Barnstaple, UK177 contributions
Shopping trip
Apr 2021 • Family
What a great place for your designer shopping trip , parking right outside , loads of areas for rest breaks for coffee and food great place to spend a few hours 5 star
Written 30 May 2021
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A1n2thony
Fordingbridge, UK4,018 contributions
Great shopping experiece
May 2021 • Solo
A very well laid out outlet centre with lots of architectural features plus railway heritage. Very clean and spacious all on one floor with easy nearby parking.
Written 22 May 2021
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Dear A1n2thony, Thank you very much for leaving your review and rating us 5*! We love to hear your feedback and know that you had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon, stay safe and stay connected. SDO
Written 26 May 2021
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ColAIDenison
Ashford, UK161 contributions
A shopping treat in every sense!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Excellent experience and first class range of stores and eating. Lots of space and not feeling hemmed in we’re a key part of the experience. £1 for 5 hours parking (free if you spend £100 - not hard!!) was an extra benefit. All housed in the former GWR railway works which was stunning
Written 17 May 2021
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Dear ColAIDenison, Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Swindon Designer Outlet and rating us 5*, we are delighted to hear your feedback, to know you had such a good day and to know you love the centre just as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you again soon, stay safe and stay connected. SDO
Written 18 May 2021
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Andysweats
Swindon, UK14 contributions
Exiting parking queues
May 2021 • Family
It's such a shame that after being closed for so long they can't get the parking machines working. The last time I went on a Saturday 1 was working 4 weeks later 2 were working. The queues inside are bad enough, you shouldn't have to queue 30 mins to get out!
Written 16 May 2021
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Dear Andy, Thank you for taking your time to contact Swindon Designer Outlet, we have unfortunately experienced a few technical issues with our pay machines since reopening, our engineers were called and thankfully this issue has now been rectified. As always thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon. SDO
Written 18 May 2021
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julie401972
London, UK85 contributions
Parking payment HIDDEOUS
May 2021 • Couples
Great place for a mooch until you have to que in the rain to pay for parking. Only one place to pay and must have been 50 people waiting. Needs more payment places. Spend a bit if the money you make on new payment machines.
Written 15 May 2021
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Hi Julie, Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback, we are glad you enjoy visiting our centre. Unfortunately we have recently experienced technical issues with our pay machines, you'll be glad to hear an engineer has fixed all of the pay machines. You are also able to make payment at the guest services desk located just inside our North entrance. Stay safe and we hope to see you again soon, SDO
Written 18 May 2021
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Graspthenettle
8 contributions
Excellent bargains & railway history thrown in
Oct 2020 • Couples
We visited the Swindon design centre in 2019, staying in the area for the weekend. We had hoped to return in 2020 but the coronavirus had other ideas.(TripAdvisor wouldn't let me put 2019 in its box)
Firstly, the outlet is in the same piece of ground as the fantastic Steam Museum. (I suppose if you can't think of a catchy title, just go for what it says on the tin, lol).
Some of the shops themselves are the old railways buildings converted. This being very much in evidence in the food hall which is vast and still maintains the character of it's original use.
Immediately inside the entrance to the outlet is a full size steam engine that you can go round and take photos etc.
It was extremely busy in the centre and we had already done the museum and a craft fair before we got there so we didn't bother going into every shop. It is also pretty big.
I made a bee line for the Radley shop where I bought some fabulous bags and purses at very reduced prices whilst hubby patiently waited on convenient seating outside, holding my coat. He knows better than to intrude when I'm in full browse mode & only appears when I want an opinion.
I also visited the Cadbury shop which was packed but the queue was moving quickly. I admit that the prices in the Cadbury shops are never that competitively priced but you just avoid the usual bits and go for the unique stuff you can't get elsewhere.
I bought a couple of items, the best of which was a packet of coffee creams. I think they were individually packed Roses chocolates, and they were absolutely divine. (Don't tell my Husband, but I think he might have a rival for my affections)
All in all, I had a great time and I definitely hoping to revisit soon. I have been to other outlet centres at Ashford, Braintree, Clacton & Street, but this has the benefit of being under cover. A blessing with our typical English weather.
I read on here that someone thought the outlet brought down the other shops in Swindon. I walked through those shops on the way to it & unless things have vastly changed between my visit and their's I am somewhat bemused as I found them extremely rough.
We also ventured out in the evening to find something to eat and I felt extremely nervous walking through the town with the amount of drunks hanging outside pubs and finishing with being treated very rudely by the Tesco Express staff. It would take an awful lot to lower the tone of Swindon town centre!
Written 30 January 2021
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Dear Graspthenettle. Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review of Swindon Designer Outlet. It’s always lovely to hear positive feedback, and we are so pleased that you experienced such a great day out, here in Swindon! We are very proud of the history of our building and happy to hear you appreciate it too! I hope that you are keeping safe and well in these difficult times, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Centre again soon. SDO
Written 27 April 2021
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Ramon Woolfe
Wiltshire, UK16 contributions
Scrumptious dishes galore
Dec 2020 • Family
So many to choose from whether you're a vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant.

The team of waiters are the type of people you want to be friends with as they pour out their inspiration and passion in their roles. The open view of the kitchen allows you to trust their culinary skills as they serve with dedication. We'll be regular customers for sure.
Written 27 December 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to leave a response and for our 5* rating. We are pleased that you had a great experience dining at Swindon Designer Outlet. Please may we ask which restaurant you visited so we may pass on your comments?
Written 14 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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