Shopping and Retail Therapy
Packages which include a two course dinner from our set menu, bed and breakfast are available with free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to check in.
This is a beautiful Victorian Arcade built in 1881 and now housing a selection of boutique shops and cafes. This is the perfect place to pick up something different as a memento of your visit, or just do some intense window shopping!
Just a short walk from the hotel, Thistles features many of your favourite high street brands including Debenhams, Boots, H&M, Zara, Marks and Spencer, JD Sports and many more. Why not shop ‘till you drop and then return to Colessio and put your feet up and enjoy a well deserved Afternoon Tea!
At a Glance
- Location: 0.4 Miles East
- Admission (2020): Free
- Open: All Year
Burghmuir Retail Park
A modern retail park just outside the city centre, but still easy walking distance from the hotel and also offering 2 hours free parking. Features a large and well stocked branch of Waitrose and the ever popular Tk-maxx, perfect for some sneaky bargains
Greenyards Garden Centre Bannockburn
If gardening is more your style then this well stocked Garden Centre just outside Stirling at Bannockburn may be the place to head for. They have one of the largest collections of water features in Scotland as well as outdoor and bedding plants. Maybe the perfect place to pick up some heathers for your garden to remind you of your visit to Stirling?
Shopping in Glasgow
The cutting edge of fashion can be found in Glasgow, with Princes Square, Buchanan Street and one of Europe’s oldest indoor centres, the Argyll Arcade all within walking distance of each other. Sauchiehall Street was the traditional shopping street in Glasgow, now joined by the shops and boutiques of the Buchanan Galleries at one end of it. Direct trains run to both Glasgow and Edinburgh from Stirling making it so much easier to plan your day out.
Shopping in Edinburgh
Princes Street has to be one of the most scenic shopping streets in the world edged by Princes Street Gardens and spectacular views of the Castle. Head for Jenners, the famous department store, or just around the corner in St Andrew Square is Harvey Nichols. Alternatively, Edinburgh also offers numerous fashion stores, antique shops, galleries, and of course an abundance of tartan, tweed and cashmere.
Image credits: Visit Scotland / Kenny Lam – Attraction websites – Waitrose
Information correct at July 2020. Please confirm details direct with attraction. E&OE.
Why not take a picnic?
To make things easier we can put together a picnic lunch for you to take on your travels, just ask at reception for more details.
Dog Friendly Welcome
We like to welcome your whole family, so don’t leave your beloved dog at home, bring them with you! There are so many walks and parks nearby they'll have a great time! See our Pet Policy.