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Atlantic Village Outlet Shopping
Ranked #10 of 38 things to do in Bideford
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Owner description: Outlet shopping centre with over 30 stores including Nike, GAP, M&S & Poundland. FREE parking, open 7 days a week, late night shopping every Thursday until 8pm, just off the A39 Bideford.
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Atlantic Village has gone downhill ever since they built the ASDA. Shops are dire, the only jewellers closed this year and now they have opened a Poundland which is really going to bring in the tourists! With the soon to be built McDonalds opposite I fear it is only going to get worse. It will never be able to compete with Clarks Village or the new outlet place planned for Exeter.
Nothing is designer which is what was hoped when it was built, very little is actually discounted and in many cases it is cheaper to buy online.
When the disabled parking is full of ASDA shoppers the nearest disabled parking is too far away for those with mobility problems. The drop off area is usually taken up with a caravan advertising holiday homes, the parking is badly planned with few walkways and sometimes the disabled parking is taken up by delivery lorries and builder's vans, all issued with Atlantic Village permits!
The toilets are small and there are only 2 disabled toilets, one for each gender. If the weather is bad you get wet going to the toilets as they are built separate to the main shopping building.
Atlantis park is expensive. Very few places to get decent food.
Come on, up your game!

We do not go anymore.

5  Thank GinaBass72
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

I remember when this place opened and it hasn't got any better in years since. The shops are closing down and there are empty stores. I only really go there for the Nike store or Asda which can both be hit and miss.

Ok for a hour or two but no more than that

2  Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

I cannot believe this is listed as an attraction. Its not even good enough to attract flies. Even if the flies were desperate for some hideous trainers, that the manufacturer cant sell. It's Rubbish. I didn't go in the Asda though.

5  Thank jlodamofo
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We decided to call in hoping to fill a cloudy morning; hoping for somewhere to have lunch and the children to have a play in a park. The boys were really excited to see a huge pirate ship to climb on until we realised it would cost £9.95 for children and £4.95 for adults to enter!! So we didn't go into that area.

There weren't any restaurants, just Costa Coffee and a pasty shop. Of course there is the Asda cafe but we chose to wait and go elsewhere for lunch.

The shopping is no where near other outlets. There was a Poundland! We didn't enter but wondered if things would still be £1! There was a Gap, Cadburys shop, M&S Outlet, 2 outdoor shops, a gift shop and some home shops. Probably ok if you don't have young children in tow.

Parking is free, that's something!

3  Thank lou181818
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

This outlet seems to be getting run down with empty shops and the offers are not of a high quality for the price on offer

4  Thank hensmanhouse
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