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Lots of shops with famous landmarks
Sutton-in-Ashfield in General
Member Name: Seven17
Sutton-in-Ashfield in General
Advantages: Lots of good shops, and things to see/do
Disadvantages: litter, youth's can be a problem, parking is an issue
I have been visiting sutton-in-ashfield for a long time now, mainly just for days out doing a bit of shopping here and there, very occasionally to spend an entire day there though, because whilst there are a great number of shops there, the town is small and you can do all the good shops very quickly. Towards the back of sutton there is outram street which is pretty much the high street of sutton with plenty of indian takeaways and about 4 charity shops. They change hands and close down/re open on a regular basis so you have to keep your eye out for a good one.
The town has a massive sundial (pictured) in the main square and several benches around it. The square is absolutely huge given that this is quite a small town, and there is a large pedestrian only road leading up to the idlewells shopping centre. The shopping centre has it's own indoor market as well as lots of big name stores like peacoks and ryman stationers inside the glass building.
The indoor market is quite crammed in and there is not much space to walk around stalls when you do want to have a look, most of the stock from people's stalls do end up on the floor which you should look out for. They sell things like DVD's, fruit and veg etc, all the stuff you'd normally buy at a big Tesco except you're helping the local businesses out.
Parking is a real issue in Sutton-in-ashfield with very few public car parks in the town centre. KFC and McDonalds are usually full because people find the free parking in there very accessible and easy to get out of when there is a lot of traffic around. Taxi's are all over the place so if you need one there is always one nearby and they usually park right up to the roundabout by McDonalds when things get really busy. (a warning for motorists)
Sometimes the local youth's can be a bit annoying with shouting and what not, acting up here and there but generally the locals seem relaxed and pleasant. Every town has its faults and for sutton i think that fault is the litter, there are quite a few sports around the town where littler is a problem and its not because of overflowing bins its people just being lazy and dumping their rubbish everywhere.
Summary: Not a great place but lots to see and do
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