Stirling city centre has two shopping centres,
Stirling city centre is easy to reach and benefits from excellent public transport links, the motorway network and ample parking. Positioned in the heart of Scotland, Stirling attracts shoppers from a very wide geographical area.
With rail and bus stations only minutes walk from the heart of Stirling’s retail area, access to the city couldn’t be easier. For anyone with mobility problems, a Shopmobility service operates within the bus station providing chairs and scooters that can be pre-booked for your visit.
The Thistles occupies a prominent position in Stirling and has something to offer all tastes with an unrivalled selection of over 90 stylish shops - a mix of big brands and variety of speciality shops which makes for the ultimate shopping experience. The Thistles offers parking for over 1300 cars and has an average weekly footfall of 230,000.
The Stirling Arcade is just off King Street. A beautifully restored Arcade with Victorian architecture and period features offering an eclectic mix of independent shops including boutiques, hand crafted gifts and unique eating places, ensuring visitors experience the real pleasures of shopping.
A number of major and independent retailers can also be found in and around the city streets.
Murray Place and Port Street are two of the main thoroughfare’s running through the city centre, offering everything from party decorations and pastry to jewellery and high fashion.
A visit to King Street, supervised by the domineering figure of William Wallace at the steeple, will find offers to catch your eye. With offers from branded clothing, toys and games, restaurants, eateries and an extensive haberdashery all within a five-minute walk.
Friars Street (pedestrianised) and Baker Street offer an interesting variety of shops in quaint surroundings. Among the wide range on offer are antiques, highland dresswear (to buy or hire) and a therapy spa.
With any number of restaurants and cafes in and around the city centre, finding respite from the hustle and bustle is never too far away. These jewels are to be found all over the city centre, from Pitt Terrace, to Barnton Street and Murray Place to Broad Street.
Central, compact, steeped in Scottish history, a combination of new and old and set within a beautiful landscape, it is little wonder that Stirling is going from strength to strength and attracting shoppers and visitors from all areas of the UK.
If you use Stirling on a regular basis then you are already aware of what the city has to offer, but if it has been a while since you visited, then consider Scotland’s newest city for your next shopping trip.
Did you know? … The Thistles is the only shopping centre in the world to have a jail in it.