Even I dont like seeing the litters strewn all over the ground, as since then it is a “outdoor” shopping area…................NONE THAT I’VE EVER SEEN & I SHOP THERE ALL THE TIME AS I AM LOCAL TO IT. THE FORT STAFF KEEP IT VERY WEEL MAINTAINED!
Glasgow Fort Shopping Park
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love love love the fort! love the nandos up this way. can be rather hard finding a carpark space close enough. the shops are changing to more high street stores. the shops are big and spacious unlike city centre shops.
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It is very handy to get to as it is right beside the M8 which connects to everywhere in the Glasgow area really.
It has a good variety of stores. Not a city center beater though as it lacks a couple of smaller stores you'd only find in the city like Schuh, Gamestation and M&S. It makes up for this though as it has a good quite big morrisons supermarket.
And for some reason it has a pretty rubbish "Asda home" which is just the same stuff as the supermarket's really. It's only bigger as it's better set out.
The food is good here though, it's all close together, at one end of the place and there's Nando's which is hard to find in Scotland.
There's only one gigantic problem with "The Fort" however. It is out doors, yes, in Scotland and outdoors. If you ask me that's a bad idea.
The fact that it lacks any cover from the endless rain is the reason why I much prefer Braehead.
Out of this world! Cant beat a bit of Nandos! I would always go for the half chicken in extra hot sauce! Peri peri chips and a coke to cool you down! Amazing food at great prices! You can never get sick of this place! Also get a rewards card! Gets you free food every 3rd time you visit!
This place is very good. Stuck for Xmas gifts? this place always busy no matter what the time of the month may be. However Christmas is always a busy time but you get what you are looking for. This place is well worth a visit
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This is an excellent Shopping Centre in Easterhouse, Glasgow,
just off the M8 Motorway from Coatbridge, Springburn, City Centre, Renfrew, Ibrox, Livingston, Cumbernauld etc etc etc; in fact, handy for just about everywhere in Strathclyde Region, or whatever we are now called; it has all become so confusing. Sorry for the Political Comment, but do they have a Clue what they are doing ???
Big wide-open space; Plenty of fresh air; Brilliant !!! Wife, Children, Grand-Children go to the Shops - I take Dog for a walk in the clean, fresh air.
Loads of good shops; reasonable prices; no problems.
When wife is at work I go Myself(Retired and it's not far away
from our House - Peace perfect Peace- No wife, family or Dog !!!) Love it !!! See you there !!! We don't need "Braehead"; "Livingston"; "Clydebank" or "Alexandria" when we have "EASTERHOUSE".
Glasgow Fort Shopping park is a bit of a cross between an a shopping centre and a retail park. It’s all outdoors but is much nicer than a standard retail park. There’s plenty of shops and some decent eating places like Nandos, Pizza Hut and Frankie & Bennys. It’s open 'til 10pm most nights which is great for shopping after work. It also has a play area which the kids love.
This is a good sized shopping centre which is open air a nice change from the others around the city centre. The parking is free and there are various car parks all of which have parent and child spaces and disabled spaces. There is also a regular bus service so it really is accessable to all.
The shops range is good including a large boots, outdoor shop in Blacks, sports shop in jd sports and jjb sports. There is an early learning centre and mamas and papas along with asda living. There are plenty of places to eat either take away or sit in including pizza hut, subway etc. The only thing is they do not have a marks and spencers.
For locals the Glasgow Fort is great for shopping. yes, its open air and can get a bit windy but it’s built in the East End of Glasgow where the fours winds are said to meet. One member commented on rubbish strewn about the ground which I have never seen and I visit nearly every weekend. It is very well maintained and the presence of security guards is nice to see outside the shops. I guese if you want to be all nice and warm in a busy enclosed shopping mall then go to Braehead or Silverburn. Me? I’ll stick with my local!
The Glasgow Fort opened up about 3 or 4 years ago to the east end of Glasgow and just off the M8 which normally provides easy access. All the usual shops (Next, River Island, etc) are here including a JJB Gym with swimming pool. Being exposed to the elements this is the one down side to the Fort as the wind whistles right through so in winter months best to wrap up. There are a number of site in eateries including Frankie & Bennies, Pizza Hut and Nandos as well as a few others. Generally it provides all you need and on Saturday there is a farmers market.
I think that the Fort shopping centre is good for a certain type of shopping - if you know what you want and just want to run in and get it, I would choose to go to the Fort. There are plenty of car spaces and the shops are nice and big. It’s no hassle getting to (if you drive) as it’s just off the M8. If, on the other hand, you want to spend at least a few hours shopping, I would tend to go to Silverburn, Braehead or into the city centre.
Glasgow Fort shopping park is a vast emporium of shops, all in one location. There is a gigantic car park system so you should be able to park OK (of course at Christmas, things get a little crazy, in line with everywhere else!) Whatever it is you are after in the retail market, it will be available here at Glasgow Fort shopping park . Located just down the road from Cricklewood, and at the end of the M1, it is well served by major traffic routes so is easy to find. It is very easy to spend a great deal of money in here in one trip! Restrain yourself by deciding what you want to spend before you leave the house! It is a real experience with lots of diferent shops and lovely places to eat and drink there is also loads for the kids to do too !!!!!!!!!!!
I hate this shopping park, it is not the same as Braehead, as it is open roof, and it is bit like a “high Street” feel, and it is too bloody cold, and not very nice. even in the rain, and it doesn’t have enough toilets area, which it is poor.
Even I dont like seeing the litters strewn all over the ground, as since then it is a “outdoor” shopping area. I think it would be better if it was converted to a indoor store, then I am sure many more people will come…
I have been twice, and decided never come back again ever…
Snippet, 6 December 2008:
moota2000, 7 December 2008:
Snippet - Well, maybe it have been brought to the staff attention, to clean it up since then… As I remember being there, and it was messy, so I never came back… and will not, so everyone have different choice… So I rather indoor shopping mall, less hassle without carrying a bloody umbrella in the wind… So you like it there, so thats fine…
ScottCroft, 19 April 2010:
Completely agree that it should have a indoors... this is Scotland after all.
This shopping centre is always very busy and sometimes it can be a bit difficult to get parked. There is a huge variety of large (flagship, type) shops here and most notably the only Hobby Craft store in Scotland.
Being outdoors is actually a benefit for the place, it doesn’t feel as cramped as other shopping centres and it has more of a high street feel about it.
There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat and even a children’s playpark, but sadly not enough toilets.
Morrison’s flagship store is situated nearby, making it an ideal place to go to combine getting the messages with other shopping.
I don’t go here as often as other shopping centre’s simply because it’s a bit out of the way for me.The stores that are there are really big which is a plus and they have some really good shops eg Miss Selfridge and Zara but there isn’t actually a huge number of shops.There are lots of parking spaces so it’s not too bad for that.There are only 2 restaurants aswell which is quite disappointing,a Frankie and Bennys and I think a pizza hut?The biggest downfall for The Fort however is the fact that it isn’t indoors so if it’s raining when your walking from store to store you get absolutely soaked.Not being indoors is a great idea if it’s sunny but I can’t remember the last time I saw the sun in Scotland.
The fort is pretty far out to get to but i suppose that depends on where you live! It is not my favourite place to shop as i dont think it has any atmosphere. It hasnt been built that long, but did the folk involved in the planning not realise it is rainy in glasgow?! Why oh why did they not make it under cover? There are quite a number of shops including boots, zara, borders, top shop etc, also a huge asda home and tk maxx. There are plenty of coffee shop and places to eat so you can have a wee break while you are there.
The Fort is a relatively easy place to get to if your in the car but the public transport routes are also good via bus. Another plus side is that there is free parking and plenty of it.
There are a good ammount of clothes shops that offer a relatively large range. I personally love the Asda living thats there, as far as i’m aware this is the only one in glasgow. Its lovely at christmas with the outdoors christmas market feel with christmas music and a variety of food and drink stalls dotted around. I really love cold winter’s evening shopping with a hot choc to warm you up. The fort is also open later and especially late at xmas for all you people like me who work quite late this is a god send. i’d highly recommend it although closer to christmas the later in the evening the better!
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