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      24.01.2008 14:21
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      Every year it is inevitable that I will visit Merry Hill at least ten times because me and my Mom especially love it there. It is basically a massive shopping centre which is indoors so you don't have to worry about rain and you can spend hours looking around although it never seems busy for some reason. We choose Merry Hill every year for us to do our January sales shop too because there is so much on offer. Let me tell you why I love it so much!

      Ok so where is it?

      Merry Hill Shopping Centre
      Brierley Hill
      West Midlands
      DY5 1QX

      Now to get there by car from where my parents live is easy because we can just go to Dudley and follow the signs from there. By motorway if you do get to the Walsall junctions and head towards Dudley you will find it. Merry Hill is signposted for miles away from where it is so you can't miss it. The car park is huge and you can always find a space and the best thing is that it is free to park there for as many hours as you like.

      By public transport you can get the metro to Dudley and then bus from there or you can get a bus link from Birmingham city centre. In all honesty though it is easier to drive to get there.

      Ok so you get there and park and depending on where you park depends what entrance you are near as there are several. When you are in the shopping centre you will notice that it is all on two levels and there are escalators and lifts available everywhere if you need them.

      Now let's have a quick tour.


      Shops

      Now Merry Hill has so many shops it is fantastic. Debenhams is massive and is on a few floors of wonderfulness. It has all you could need from them and is situated by an entrance just in case you have a lot of bags to get to the car. Then Marks and Spencers is also huge and separated into different stores. You have the womens store, mens store and home store so you can shop for what you need and want to. Then you also have BHS and Next which are the other stores for various things.

      Purely clothes shops include New look, Dorothy perkins, burtons, topshop, bay, west one, primark, jane Norman, monsoon, river island, oasis, principles, and wallis and I am sure I am still missing quite a few. The good thing about merry hill is that they are all reasonably sized stores and some of them are quite big so they have a very good selection available there.

      For entertainment value we have WHSmiths, HMV and Zavvi which are all massive stores and have a very good selection in. They are all well laid out and I have always managed to find 99.9% of what I have wanted.

      For general things we have places like Boots and superdrug there which once again are huge stores and you should be able to find what you need. There are plenty of staff in all of these stores so you should be ok and served quite quickly. They have a good amount of stock and clearly laid out so brilliant. There are also several jewellery stores such as Beaverbrooks and H Samuel.

      For shoes we have places like faith and Clarks and also a few other stores so you can find quite a few around. There are also other random shops such as Pier, Curry's and Clintons so as you can imagine Merry Hill is very big indeed. The good thing is that shops are signposted and there are maps about so you can never get lost really. Everywhere looks very clean and well kept so it is a pleasant shopping centre to walk around.


      Supermarkets

      There is a Sainsbury's and an ASDA on site and they are massive so you can even do your shopping here.


      Food and Drink

      Throughout Merry Hill you will find several places where you can go and eat if you fancy a restaurant such as Frankie and Benny's or fast food such as McDonalds or Burger King. Situated everywhere are small cafes around the centre so you can always stop off at one of these or go to a café in a store such as the one in Debenhams or Marks and Spencer's.


      Merry Hill is one of those places that even though you may see that the car park is full, it never seems that busy inside. There are toilets everywhere and it is well laid out and signposted and also very clean. There are a lot of litter bins for your rubbish which is good.

      I always come to Merry Hill and even the men in my family like it as everything is nearby and they are not walking for miles so they can be in and out and get everything they want in a short period of time. It is a nice place and I will always shop here.

      Thanks for reading.

      xxx

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