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The Gateway to Scotland hosts over 5000 weddings a year; but you don’t have to get hitched to enjoy all that this diverse region has to offer!

Cross the border from England into Scotland and you will be warmly welcomed by the communities of the Gretna area. Whether visiting Gretna specifically, perhaps with a wedding party in Gretna or Gretna Green, or venturing further afield to explore the natural beauty of Dumfries & Galloway and the rest of Scotland, the Gretna area is an excellent gateway to both region and country.

Gretna and Gretna Green are famous the world over for weddings and romance, and a visit here allows you to soak up the history of runaway marriages and witness some contemporary ones at the registrar’s office or local marriage rooms.

The Gretna area also has much more to offer. Ample hotel and guest house accommodation makes it an ideal base to explore Dumfries & Galloway for walking, cycling, fishing, wildfowling, golf, gardens, and naturally beautiful countryside.

The Gretna area and Dumfries & Galloway are rich in history and colourful characters, including the Border Reivers, Robert the Bruce, Robert Burns…Plus the fascinating story of Gretna Township and the munitions factories during the Great War.

The Gretna Area also has many clubs, community groups, and activities catering for locals and visitors alike. Please browse through our website to find out more about the Gretna area, the natural gateway to Dumfries & Galloway and Scotland.

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Langholm Common Riding 2022
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Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace
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South West Coastal 300 #SWC300
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Savings Bank Museum
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Quintinshill, Britain’s worst rail disaster
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Food and Drink

The Gretna Inn
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Moat Brae Birthplace of Peter Pan
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Easterbrook Hall
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Broom Fisheries
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Featured Accommodation

  • Kirkpatrick House B and B

    B&B / Guest house- 3 rooms
    Gretna Green
    • Historic Georgian residence
    • Private & peaceful location
    • Secure coachhouse for cycles & motorbikes

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