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Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop

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Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop and Visitors Centre

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01461 338441


Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Headless Cross
Gretna Green
DG16 5EA

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Famous since 1754 and family run since 1885, the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions.

From its historical beginnings as the home of runaway weddings, Gretna Green is now a 5-star visitor destination. With shopping, museum, dining, hotels, courtship maze and outdoor play park, It’s the perfect family-friendly day out.

You’ll find us just off the M74/M6 motorway.  As you arrive you’ll see the famous black and white building which is the historic marriage house, popular with eloping couples since 1754. Nowadays couples come from all over the world to marry here. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of a newly wed couple as they become part of Gretna Green history.

Our family-friendly museum brings to life the drama and excitement of Gretna Green’s long history of runaway weddings.

Here you’ll find original letters, telegrams and marriage certificates. There’s a fascinating collection of memorabilia and artefacts to discover too. This is where the story of Gretna Green really unfolds. Enter the historic marriage room and touch the famous Anvil, the symbol of romance in Gretna Green. Legend has it that if you touch the Anvil good fortune in affairs of the heart will be yours.

The Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is a thriving destination with a range of shopping options & things to do. Our unique range of shops carry a wide variety of products. From fashion, jewellery and speciality Scottish products, to whisky, gifts and locally produced food.

If you’re looking for a great place to eat, our fully licensed Blacksmiths Foodcourt is the perfect place.

Tempt your taste buds with mouth watering dishes and our range of hot and cold snacks and drinks. Or simply relax with an ice-cream in our sculpture courtyard and soak up the atmosphere.

This is a destination full of history with lots to see and do. You can even stop for longer at one of our three, individually designed, hotels.  Smiths Hotel at Gretna GreenGreens at Gretna and newly refurbished, Gretna Hall Historic Marriage House  are all within walking distance. Each of the hotels offer great food to residents and visitors alike.

So if you’re looking for places to visit in South West Scotland , Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop and visitor centre should be on your list.

With onsite car parking, children’s play area, places to eat and The Courtship Maze, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, is the perfect place for families and couples alike.

Open Every Day (Only closed Christmas Day)

  • 9.00 am – 5.30 pm: April and May
  • 9.00 am – 6.00 pm: June to September
  • 9.00 am – 5.00 pm: October to March
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