Swindon has many great spots to shop, ranging from discount outlet stores and department stores to high-street fashion and locally owned specialty boutique shops.

    Whether you're looking to shop for big-name designer clothes and home goods at a popular mall or would rather enjoy a walk while browsing and window shopping among eclectic locally owned shops in an outdoor shopping mall, you're sure to find something that fits the bill. Here are the 10 best places to go shopping in Swindon.

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    Swindon Designer Outlet

    Shop outlet stores and make a stop at a museum dedicated to local railroads

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    Swindon Designer Outlet offers covered shopping with an eclectic mix of high-street and designer brands at reduced prices, housed in a beautifully renovated Grade II location. You'll find the outlet located off junction 16 of the M4. The shopping mall also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a meal or drink.

    While you're here, you might also want to check out the STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railroad onsite, which features exhibits dedicated to the men and women who built and operated the railroad.

    Location: Kemble Dr, Swindon SN2 2DY, UK

    Open: Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday–Friday from 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 507600

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    The Brunel Shopping Center

    Browse high-street fashion and independent shops and grab a bite to eat

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    The Brunel Shopping Center features a major M&S store, along with over 100 diverse shopping options, including high-street fashion brands as well as smaller independent shops. You can find the shopping mall nestled in Swindon town center.

    The Brunel Shopping Center is made up of 5 distinct neighborhoods, including Canal Walk, The Plaza, Havelock Square, Regent Street and The Arcade. You can find an impressive variety of eateries in The Crossing Food Hub, including Eggelicious gourmet wraps, McCtaffs traditional tea room, Chopstix and Subway.

    Location: 29a Canal Walk, Swindon SN1 1LF, UK

    Open: Sunday from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday–Wednesday from 9 am to 6 pm, Thursday–Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 7.30 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 525857

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    Parade Shopping Center

    Check out popular retailers in a historic Greek Revival-style building

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    Parade Shopping Center offers specialty high-quality retail shops in a historic 1830s infirmary that has been built in the Greek Revival style. You'll find it located on the corner of Islington Street and Fleming Way.

    You will find retailers on the lower 2 floors of the building, including H&M, Thamesdown Travel Shop and Clarks. You can grab a cup of coffee and a light meal at Costa Coffee or use click-and-collect to order pastries, candies and sandwiches to pick up from Greggs.

    Location: The Parade, Swindon SN1 1BB, UK

    Open: Sunday from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday–Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 644981

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    District Center

    Shop at a modern indoor mall and superstore

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    District Center is a modern indoor mall featuring the ASDA Superstore, big-name brands and independent retailers and fast food outlets. The center is located off of Link Avenue on Tewkesbury Way on the east side of Swindon. You can shop at Martain’s, Hair to Go and much more, and there is even a mail office onsite.

    If you’d like to take a break from shopping or grab something to enjoy after your excursion, there are plenty of quick dining options, including Domino’s, Chinese takeout and McDonald's.

    Location: Tewkesbury Way, Swindon SN5 7DL, UK

    Open: Sunday from 10 am to 4.45 pm, Monday from 8 am to 10 pm, Tuesday–Saturday from noon to 8 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 872987

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    Orbital Shopping Park

    Grab some groceries at ASDA and take a look in a specialty shop

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    The Orbital Shopping Park Swindon is a lively shopping mall that has swanky retailers, along with various restaurants and cafes. You can find the center located off of Priory Vale on Thamesdown Drive in North Swindon.

    A multi-level ASDA brings a lot of local business and is the ideal stop for groceries and snacks. You can also shop at Next, Boots or New Look. When you're ready for lunch or dinner, there is a Pizza Hut located in the center.

    Location: Thamesdown Dr, Swindon SN25 4AN, UK

    Open: Sunday from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday–Friday from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm, Saturday from 8.30 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 726636

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    Greenbridge Retail & Leisure Park

    Shop at an outdoor shopping mall and watch a movie

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    Greenbridge Retail & Leisure Park is an outdoor shopping mall that provides a wide variety of retail shops and dining options. You can find the shopping mall located adjacent to the A4312 Drakes Way, to the east of the town center. Stores include do-it-yourself stores, homegoods and fashion shops and other favorites.

    You can catch a movie at the Cineworld Movie theater and then enjoy a meal at a sit-down restaurant or take fast food to go at Chiquitos, KFC or Pizza Hut.

    Location: 7 Drakes Way, Swindon SN3 3SG, UK

    Open: Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday–Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1793 619917

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    Old Town

    Browse specialty stores and have lunch at a European Bistro

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    Old Town is a unique neighbourhood in Swindon, featuring specialty shops and services, with an olde-worlde feel. The neighbourhood is located just east of Lawns Park. As you stroll down the street, you will find diverse shops including The Croft Gallery, Magnum Wine Shop, Run Swindon and Youngs of Wood Street, a local gift shop selling high-quality gifts.

    If you are ready for lunch, Balula’s restaurant features European foods and beverages with an emphasis on fresh organic award-winning local produce.

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    Ellendune Shopping Center

    Shop for groceries and sundries, grab a coffee, and visit a hair studio

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    Ellendune Shopping Center is a small shopping plaza that offers a grocery store, convenience store, restaurants and specialty shops. You can find the center located in Wroughton, at the intersection of Wharf Road and Barret Way. If you are looking for a snack or provisions for a picnic, you can make a stop at Tesco.

    You can also stop for Chinese takeout or enjoy a latte or cappuccino from a local coffee shop. Treat yourself to a new vacation hairstyle or spa treatment at the onsite hair studio.

    Location: Wroughton, Swindon SN4 9LN, UK

    Open: Daily from 6 am to 11 pm

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    Borough Fields

    Peruse discounted clothing and specialty shops, stop for coffee and candies

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    Borough Fields offers clothing stores, a small grocery and specialty shops. The center is located at the intersection of Wood and High Streets. You can shop for something to wear at Peacocks Wooten Bassett, which sells clothing, shoes and accessories at a discount. You will also find a dry-cleaner, pharmacy and toy shop onsite.

    If you need a pick-me-up, there is a coffee shop as well as a bakery to pick up some candies. The Royal Wootton Bassett Library is also a great place to stop to pass some time on a rainy afternoon.

    Location: Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon SN4 7AX, UK

    Open: 24/7

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    Emery Gate Shopping Center

    Explore locally-owned specialty stores along with big-name stores

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    Emery Gate Shopping Center is an indoor shopping mall offering a wide range of shopping options from big-name stores to locally owned shops. The mall is located on Emery Lane near High Street. If you are looking to shop a familiar brand, you can choose from Tesco, Costa, Sports Nonstop and much more.

    Specialty shops include the Grape Tree Feel Good Foods and eco-friendly store Squeeky Shop. If you are ready for a refreshment or quick meal, Boswell’s Cafe is a family-owned eatery offering smoothies, coffees, salads and sandwiches.

    Location: Emery Gate Shopping Center, Emery Ln, Chippenham SN15 3JP, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1386 298026

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