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Botany Bay

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Sadly not exceptional

It's been quite some time since I last visited, but not much has changed. The upper floors are not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David B
Preston, United Kingdom

Car boot sale with many and various 'car boots' arranged in/on fortunately dry day Variety of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ed W
via mobile
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  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
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Botany Bay in Chorley has it all - shopping, dining and leisure opportunities in a picturesque canalside location with excellent transport links, just off the M61 motorway. Shop – From clothing and footwear to home furnishings and gifts, Botany Bay...more
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Canal Mill Botany Bay | Botany Brow, Chorley PR6 9AF, England
+44 1257 261220
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I always encourage anyone that has never visited Botany Bay to put it on their do list. Set in an old cotton mill, here you will find old meets new and all under one roof. The Lancashire landscape also provides a glimpse into the breathtaking...More

5  Thank rubyrouge79
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 December 2012

There seems to be a trend to all these reviews which I'm adding to AVOID THE RESTERAUNTS. Seeing the huge queue at the top floor resteraunt we decided to try the Casablanca cafe for a quick panini instead. Waited 10 mins to get served even...More

13  Thank berisalesca
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All reviews puddletown pirates christmas shop several floors old mill penny arcade food hall christmas decorations for sale sweet shop bottom floor pancakes build a bear worth a visit all sorts ice cream parlour bread few times
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to look at, I was spoilt for choice and the Christmas shop is amazing. Well worth a visit for any one.

Thank shelleynaomi
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's been quite some time since I last visited, but not much has changed. The upper floors are not particularly impressive - the ground floor is, in my view, by far the best, with the garden centre, kitchen shop, and wine emporium being well worth...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Car boot sale with many and various 'car boots' arranged in/on fortunately dry day Variety of businesses in main building, grab a coffee time or brunch

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a sunday morning with my mother. Plenty of crafts and gifts to browse.....all quute expensive. Free entry which is much better as previously had to pay and i never understood that and refused to pay to spend money in shops. Cafe on ground...More

Thank janet r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a few times now in the 8years I’ve lived in the area,, I would not even give 1⭐️When I first had a look around but over the years it has gotten much much better,, great selection and you could quite easily spend...More

Thank Linnym62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a good shopping centre with four floors. Good idea for small business’s on ground floor gives a different selection and a mews type feel. Cafe as you walk in on ground floor isn’t very good, food is plain and overpriced and tables are to...More

Thank U5601UXpaulw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came on a wet Sunday afternoon during half term week ,hence packed out ,but still managed to park.although the restaurant on top was packed did not wait to long for our yummy roast.although no stuffing as described and the bottled water in the fridge was...More

Thank Dm19660
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my daughter to look at the Christmas section. It was ok, some nice things. The rest of the floors are hit and miss depending on what you’re looking for. The worst thing was the car park.... it was awful!!! In main car park...More

Thank Joann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Sat and was pleasantly surprised that it was quiet. Lots of outlets specialising in different things. Lovely situation by canal and would recommend. Nice selection of cacti too!!

Thank mslancashire503927
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our specific reason for driving 45 miles (each way) was to visit a fires & stoves retailer. We'd seen a fire we liked online & wanted to see it up close, but Britain being Britain the retailer was not permitted by the supplier to display...More

Thank Stevie1948
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28 October 2018|
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Response from 518vivr | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is still there!
John B
13 October 2018|
Response from AJS-Lancashire | Reviewed this property |
No not really, there is a small section for collectibles left. But if that’s what you are looking for you are far better off at it’s sister mill on the other side of Chorley - Bygone Times, which has massively extended its... More
11 July 2018|
Response from albeback1 | Reviewed this property |
There are lifts that can take you to all the floors