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Mini guide to Gretna Green


In the past Gretna Green was the place where young couples, restricted by the age limit of England's marriage laws, would elope to secretly tie the knot. These days it is still considered a romantic place to get married and it continues to attract many lovebirds eager to make their sacred vows.

The town's famous Old Blacksmith Shop is a highly popular visitor attraction that offers some great insight into the history of the town's wedding phenomenon.
The Blacksmith's anvil became the symbol of marriage in the town, based on the idea that a wedding was the forging of a union between young couples. Here visitors can follow the town's matrimonial history through memorabilia and artefacts, as well as a collection of audio and audio-visual displays.

Aside from marriage related attractions, there are a range of other highlights around the Gretna area. For golf fans, there are a number of spectacular courses to choose from, while walkers and cyclists can enjoy the relatively flat countryside around the coast or the more undulating terrain of the Lower Hills and Galloway.

As a popular tourist town, Gretna Green has a good selection of restaurants and pubs. There is also an abundance of hotels aimed at both regular visitors and those who come to wed; most of these establishments have good restaurants and bar areas inside that are available to residents and non-residents alike.

For a day out from Gretna Green, the towns of Dumfries and Galloway are well worth a visit for their host of interesting museums. Meanwhile, Galloway Forest Park is a popular green belt spot offering a plethora of interesting flora and fauna, in particular the red squirrel and golden eagle.

Those driving to Gretna Green can take the M74 motorway from Glasgow, which eventually becomes the A74 and then the M6 motorway. The railway station receives regular connections from Glasgow, while the nearest air connection is at Carlisle Airport.

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Welcome Lodge Gretna Green

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