The Rock

The Rock is a shopping centre in Bury. It opened in July 2010 and offers a good choice of stores, numerous restaurants, a bowling alley, and a multiplex cinema.

Unlike many shopping centres in North West England, The Rock is uncovered and has been developed around historical street layouts.

The shopping centre is anchored by Debenhams and M&S. Other large stores include Primark and JD.

M&S (Marks and Spencer) at the Rock, Bury.

List of Shops

Shops at the The Rock are:

  • Alice Ada Bridal
  • Ann Summers – Lingerie etc.
  • Barclays – Bank.
  • Blue Inc – Fashion.
  • Card Factory – Greeting cards, wrapping, gifts, and party products.
  • Clarks – Footwear.
  • Deichmann – Footwear for men, women, and children.
  • Fashion Means Everything
  • Flannels – Designer clothes for men and women.
  • FoneTech – Mobile phones, phone repairs, iPad repairs etc.
  • Footasylum – Trainers, streetwear and sportswear.
  • Foot Locker – Trainers and sportswear.
  • Game – Video games, consoles, and accessories.
  • H&M – Fashion.
  • Hays Travel
  • Holland & Barrett – Vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements etc.
  • JD – Sportswear and trainers.
  • Kitchen Design @ 1TWO2
  • Legacy Pets
  • Lush – Natural hair and beauty products.
  • M&S – Department store.
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Next – Fashion.
  • Pandora – Jewellery.
  • Primark – Discount fashion store.
  • River Island – Fashion.
  • Shoe Zone – Footwear.
  • Skechers – Footwear.
  • Smiggle – Colourful stationery from Australia.
  • Soul Footwear
  • Superdrug – Healthcare, beauty, and cosmetic products.
  • Superdry – Fashion.
  • Swarovski – Crystal jewellery, accessories and decorative items.
  • The Entertainer – Toys and games.
  • The Perfume Shop – Fragrances.
  • The Range – Furniture, lighting, bedding, household goods, curtains etc.
  • The Rock Car Wash
  • Trespass – Outdoor clothing, camping equipment etc.
  • Urban Radiance Clinic
  • Vanilla
  • Vision Express – Opticians.

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Shops that were once at The Rock but have now closed include Hurley (branded fashion), Peacocks, Duffer (menswear), TV and Video Direct (electricals), Phones 4u, and Bank (fashion).

Places to Eat & Drink

The Rock offers plenty of restaurants and places to eat and drink.

  • Alfred’s
  • Barista – Cafe bar.
  • Bob & Berts
  • Burger King – Fast food restaurant.
  • Caffè Nero
  • Costa – Coffeehouse.
  • Dunkin’
  • Döner & Gyros
  • Greggs – Bakery.
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Kaspa’s Desserts
  • M&S Cafe
  • Millie’s Cookies – Cookies, muffins, coffee etc.
  • Nando’s – Peri-peri chicken.
  • Pizza Express – Pizzeria.
  • Racconto Lounge
  • Starbucks – Coffeehouse.
  • TCB Dining (previously The Chinese Buffet)
  • West Ivy

The Flaming Dragon has closed. It was replaced by The Chinese Buffet (opened December 2014).


The Vue Cinema at The Rock offers 10 screens.

The Hollywood Bowl offers 24 computerised lanes, entertainment centre, and diner. It’s open 7 days a week from 11 am (10 am weekends) till late.

Vue Cinema, Chinese Buffet, Pizza Express, and Nando's at The Rock, Bury.
Vue Cinema, Chinese Buffet, Pizza Express, and Nando’s.

Opening Times

The Rock is open every day of the week.

Location & Directions

The Rock is located at the north eastern end of Bury town centre.


Visitors arriving by car should leave the M66 at Junction 2 and follow the A58 into Bury town centre. This route leads directly to the multi-story car park entrance. Satellite navigation owners should use the postcode BL9 0JY.

Parking is free after 6 pm and only £1 on Sundays. Rates at other times are fairly reasonable.

There’s a car wash on Level 3 of The Rock car park.

Bus & Tram

The Rock is just a short walk from Bury Interchange, the location of Bury Metrolink Station and Bury Bus Station.

Nearby Shopping

The Rock was designed to complement Bury’s existing retail developments. The Mill Gate Shopping Centre and Bury Market lie immediately southwest. The Angouleme Retail Park and Halls Mill Retail Park are located to the south, while Woodfields Retail Park and Moorgate Retail Park are to the north.



Map showing location of The Rock.

Map showing location of The Rock


The Rock

Address and postcode
The Rock
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

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Reviews and Additional Information

  1. It is a great shopping centre. However you cannot shop there when it is raining as the shops have no cover. If you really want shop there on a rainy day you will get very wet as it is also is very windy. It is a shame really that it was not covered when they built it. If it had cover it would be the best place to shop in Bury. We only go now if the weather is fine.

  2. I live in Bury and im proud of our shopping centre. Its a lovely place to visit….its just a pity that it doesnt open a little later than it does. Its a nice clean place to visit in my opinion.

  3. I regularly visit your shopping centre with my friend who is in a wheelchair. We park in the disabled parking zone on level 3 and then have to contend with heavy, manual glass doors to get to the lift area. When we reach the ground floor we have the same problem to get out of the car park. Why oh why has nobody ever thought to install automatic doors. I challenge you to manipulate a wheelchair through these doors. It is bad enough going out when you have to push the door but is impossible coming back when you have to pull the door towards you. Please give it a go and then take the appropriate action to remedy this problem. AUTOMATIC DOORS!

  4. I am already using the new medical centre and find it excellent. It has my old surgeries well beaten, and it’s a pleasure to go there, whereas I used to dread a visit to the doctors. Everything is 2010 and so modern and clean.


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