The Banbridge District is a great place to shop because it has a wide variety of leading high street brands and independent retail stores to cater for all your shopping needs. The four main towns of Banbridge, Dromore, Gilford and Rathfriland each have their own individual and distinctive characteristics which offer a rich mix of shopping opportunities for all.
Situated in the heart of the District adjacent to the A1, the town of Banbridge can boast of a thriving combination of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants which contribute to the town’s bustling and friendly atmosphere. Banbridge has a flourishing mix of the old and new where high street names sit side by side with established independent retailers. The emphasis is on quality and service across the board whether shopping for a special outfit in one of our clothing and footwear stores or carrying out the weekly shop in one of our specialist food stores. Banbridge is also home to a brand new £70 million designer outlet centre. The OUTLET at the Outlet Park boasts a huge choice of stores including top fashion brands L.K. Bennett, Armani Collections, Paul Costelloe Menswear and Calvin Klein Underwear as well as family favourites M&S, GAP, Nike and Timberland. New to The OUTLET is W5 Lite, a free interactive facility where families have the opportunity to enjoy some of W5’s great, hands-on exhibits such as Flying Fish, One in a Million and Sound Tube as well as a few which help develop creativity and skills in animation – a great place to keep the kids entertained. With discounts of up to 70% everyday, over 1,500 free parking spaces and a range of places to eat and relax, shoppers from all over Ireland are visiting to discover the treasures and pleasures of shopping at The OUTLET. In addition, a free shuttle bus service operates daily to The OUTLET from Banbridge town centre. Visit www.the-outlet.co.uk to find out more.
It could not be easier to get to Dromore, conveniently located adjacent to the A1 in the north of the District and just 8 miles away from Banbridge. Shopping in the town provides a mix of established local independent businesses set within and around the historic Market Square. The physical layout of the town which is several hundred years old features many historical sites which combine with the independent shopping on offer to provide a very special experience for the visitor. In addition to food retailers supplying top quality produce, the town boasts a good range of shops, coffee shops and pubs as well as providing all of the services essential to a growing town.
Located on a 500ft hilltop the intimate and charming market town of Rathfriland has much to offer the visitor. The relaxed ambience of the country town combined with spectacular views of the Mourne Mountains make shopping in Rathfriland truly unique. On offer to the shopper is a good range of top quality independent retailing from clothing, food and gifts, to cafes and bars. The weekly market adds colour and an additional incentive to make a visit to Rathfriland.
The town of Gilford lies to the north west of Banbridge and provides all the essentials for modern shopping within the historic environment of a mill town. For the weekly shop Gilford has everything you need from quality independent retailers. A good range of cafes, bars and restaurants combined with a warm welcome make your visit to Gilford more enjoyable.