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Clock Tower Records Bridport

The Place for Second Hand Vinyl Records in Dorset

Clocktower Records offer both new second hand vinyl records of all types and styles. We are based in the Art & Vintage Quarter of Bridport’s Historic Industrial Heritage area.

Bridport Dorset is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and a major tourist attraction.

In addition there are many reasons for families to visit the area for days out or longer stays with Bridport’s twice weekly Street Market and Art & Vintage Quarter with some businesses open every day, Bridport Harbour at West Bay, the closeness of Roman and Ancient history sites in Dorchester and surrounds.

The seaside fun of Weymouth, the adventure of exploring Portland, visiting the picturesque and photograph inspiring Lyme Regis or Fossil hunting in Charmouth attracts many to the area. 

All these great fun activities of are available to all the family while the record fans escape to Clocktower Records, beware we believe Tripadviser recommends a few hours here haha.

See what visitors to Bridport say about us

cris P
cris P
21 April 2023
Record shop above all others! A truly iconic record shop and so much more. Always a great pleasure to pop in and see what they have. A great welcome even if it's just to browse. Some really interesting vinyl to be found here of all genres. Well worth a visit or 600.
Sightseer636414
Sightseer636414
11 March 2023
Great little Gem in West Dorset Great experience. The team are knowledgeable and welcoming. Plenty of records to look through for all tastes. They have two records shops in Bridport so great for a day out.
sarahware777
sarahware777
21 August 2019
Hidden gem Tucked away behind some antique stores is one of the best collections of vinyl you will ever come across ... lovely warm welcome and a real sense of old style, genuine pleasure for records. Love it!
27abbiew135
27abbiew135
25 June 2019
Great shop I really enjoyed looking around Clocktower music. There are loads of records and a nice section of unique/rare records. They also had some CD's and a pinball machine. The staff were very friendly.
Davidgraht
Davidgraht
14 November 2018
Record heaven My first visit to Clocktower Records today. A large selection of reasonably priced vinyl. A very relaxed environment, cool posters old record players. I will definitely return.
jim c
jim c
1 November 2018
Vynl records With the increasing popularity in vynl records I visited this shop in the St Michael's trading estate in Bridport. And wow what an amazing shop with an amazing selection of vynl records as well as hifi equipment and great T shirts. Relaxed and friendly. Lots of rare records and also many bargains. Run by Roy Gregory who really knows his stuff. A real pleasure to find this shop.
L0rraine77
L0rraine77
30 October 2018
You WILL spend money!! Every visit to Bridport has to include a visit to Clocktower Music. We pretend to ‘have a quick look’, but it is a wallow in nostalgia: « My nan had one of those radios » - for the reconditioned as Bluetooth speakers vintage radios « I used to love the Seekers/Whitesnake/The Jam » - when spying an old album section « Look at this beautiful album cover! » - Motown albums, 70s artwork We never leave with nothing and vow to return for a speaker radio next time or a trip of albums just to hang on the wall! Comfy sofas to relax and read vintage music mags and listen to albums you might want to buy. There is nothing not to love about Clocktower Music. Do go, but please don’t buy that Marvin Gaye album that is on my wish list...
Mercedes m
Mercedes m
23 September 2018
Like another world This is one of those places where you walk in and feel you've been transported to another planet, The clock tower music planet. A vinyl junkies paradise! If it served food and drinks you'll never leave planet clock tower. The decor and atmosphere is totally unique. A gemstone amongst giants. Welcome to Roy's world.
Terry S
Terry S
5 July 2018
Bought CD's today CD's today but bought vinyl a couple of weeks back.This place is greater than it's sum.of parts.Huge selection of pre loved vinyl.They sell record decks and other interesting bits of hi fi kit.There was even a reel to reel deck for sale. And to top it all they do repairs too.A proper shop ! With a friendly atmosphere.

Vinyl Saturday Record Fair

Clocktower Records Ltd. first opened in 2014, evolving from a Bridport Street Market market stall in 2005 and the creation of Vinyl Saturday Record Fair in 2007. As a result, the record fair was subject of a number of editorials and voted Record Fair of the Year by a National magazine as being part of the earliest adapters and rebranding records as Vinyl.

Whilst the Vinyl Saturday fair is now run by others its still a great day out checking out the fair and searching the street market and charity shops for records, cds, cassettes and music memorabilia alongside your visit to the 2 Clocktower Shops. Therefore Bridport is regarded as a great place to grab bargains on second hand vinyl records.

Fun of Browsing our Shops for Second Hand Vinyl Records

We created the major shop in St Michaels Art & Vintage Quarter to revive the lost fun of physically browsing records of all genres. Our prime objective was for customers to stumble upon records they had not seen before or had forgotten. Our fun logo reflects the excitement of being one of the most entertaining record shops in the Galaxy.

We achieved this by not selling records online. Instead, making the shop a destination where customers can personally check the condition of rare vinyl records. Our approach has attracted many vinyl sellers, resulting in high stock turnover. We recognise what our customers look for and we ensure the excellent condition of both record and sleeve.  This combined with offering competitive pricing compared to the internet and other record shops, we keep our customers returning.

Recently, we have become part of RSD, the international Record Store Day for independent record shops. This helps bring record buyers back into record shops. This is very much in-line with our original idea in 2014, when everyone believed the only way forward was buying and selling records online, without the personal connection of face-to-face interaction.

Supporting Local Musicians

Clocktower is committed to supporting local musicians and promoting the town as a vinyl lovers’ destination. In doing so, we actively support the local community and promote visitors to the small retail businesses around Bridport that nurture the local economy.

By following these ideals, we have become a community business that nurtures creative relationships and participate in local initiatives, such as Cupboard Love and 2020 Skate and Ride. We also participate in Totally Locally Bridport, Bridport Business, and other local organizations to support the community.

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Current Day 

Current day there are now two shops. (Clocktower Too part of the iconic Electric Palace Theatre in South St and the original Clocktower Records in St Michaels ) where there are numerous live events occurring throughout the year.

We host many of these events within our shop location which has proven very popular. The musicians are chosen carefully for these events from a mix of music genres.

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