Gretna Gateway Outlet Village is rapidly gaining fame as one of the premier factory outlet sites in the North, and sitting on the border of Scotland and England in this evocative location is bound to attract visitors from both sides of the border.
Easy to reach by road or rail, the Village offers a wide variety of well known brands, all with discounted prices that are well worth the visit. For clothing you have the likes of Ralph Lauren, Cotton Traders and Rockport plus young and up and coming brands such as Bijou, while among the house goods suppliers you can visit a Marks and Spencer outlet – always a favourite – and Ponden Home Interiors, Top Table and Denby all have outlets here.
Luxury goods abound with Whittard of Chelsea making a welcome foray into the north to offer a wealth of delightful food and beverage products, The Whisky Shop doing what it says on the label and Chapelle Jewellery a must see shop, while there is everything from a Carphone Warehouse to Hallmark Cards for those items that we often find we need unexpectedly.
With discounts of 50% on high street prices very much the norm Gretna Gateway Outlet Village offers considerable savings over the high street, but the organisers have gone to great lengths to make it more than just a collection of shops. Regular children’s entertainers, live bands, bouncy castles and other funfair attractions plus competitions make it a place to take the kids, while if you are planning on eating out you have a choice of everything from a Subway store to a Thornton’s chocolate outlet, with Costa Coffee and a Mathieson’s or O’Briens cafe for that well deserved lunch.
Easy to find, Gretna Gateway Outlet Village is situated at Gretna Green at the end of the M6/M74 motorway, just inside the Scottish border near to the A75 and is well signposted from all directions, while regular trains run to nearby Gretna station from both Carlisle and Dumfries, too.