Shopping centres to visit in Belfast

There are plenty of shopping centres in Belfast to visit. These are perfect for some shopping, people watching or for a walk around in the rainy weather.

Abbey Centre

This indoor centre is just six miles from Belfast city centre, located in Newtownabbey. It has over 70 shops to choose from, which will cater to all ages and styles. There are many coffee shops and a food court- ideal to stop and relax after the day.

The centre opens until 9pm midweek and 6pm at the weekend. There is free parking, along with disabled parking, toilets and wheelchair access to the store.

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This shopping centre is located in the city centre and has multiple shops to choose from. There is a food court along with stalls between the retail stores, offering local produce. A new cinema has also opened in CastleCourt which offers a great, unique cinematic experience, offering table service during your movie! This would be a lovely treat when you are in the city.

There is an indoor multi-storey car park with disabled parking and wheelchair access to the shops. It also has family friendly services.

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Connswater Shopping Centre

This is located in the East of the city and has a retail park surrounding the centre- offering numerous shops. This centre has nearly every bargain store available, ideal for household shopping at a reasonable price. Upstairs, there is a foodcourt which is a good spot to view the city and see the famous two yellow cranes.

The centre opens until 6pm every evening and has an indoor multi-storey car park with disabled parking and wheelchair access.

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Kennedy Centre

This centre is located in the west of the city. There are a number of various stores which offer clothings, cosmetics, jewellery, technology and household items. There are coffee shops to sit and relax after your day of shopping. The centre also has a foodcourt upstairs and cinema if you have extra time on your hands.

There is an indoor car park with direct access to the centre. There are disabled toilets and access throughout the centre.

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