a fan of fashion or just a sucker for shopping, the MetroCentre
could be your exciting undercover playground.
As one of the largest shopping and leisure complexes
in Europe, this site is home to over 350 shops, bars,
restaurants, a ten-screen cinema as well as a children’s
The centre has it’s own train station, with trains
going from Durham, along with space for nearly 12,000
cars. It is also visited by more than 1,000 buses a day,
many of which go direct from Durham, so getting there
shouldn’t be a problem.
Outlets in the MetroCentre should meet all your shopping
desires. High Street stores can be found under the same
roof as high fashion boutiques, but there are also unique
shops you won’t find on an average shopping adventure.
And for those looking at something a little different
from their shopping escapades, the centre also has an antiques village.
This complex really is a playground for kids and adults
alike as this vast expanse not only has hundreds of stores
for shoppers to let off a bit of steam, it also hosts
the largest indoor theme park in Europe, complete
with rollercoaster and swinging pirate ship.
The MetroCentre is open throughout the year seven days
of the week come rain or come shine. Doors open from
10:00am most days except Sunday and while stores stay open
to as late as 8:00pm on some weekdays, some of the bars,
restaurants and other entertainments do stay open later.