Posted by Ami - August 08, 2019
Pre-Register Today For Our Winter Wedding Open Day 2019
And Join us on Sunday 17th November 2019
Looking for wedding inspiration? Curious to know what Gretna Green has to offer? Join us for our Winter Wedding Open Day on Sunday 17 November 2019 across our venues; including The Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel, Gretna Hall Hotel and Historic Marriage House and Greens at Gretna Hotel.
Meet with our wedding planners for an informal chat, or arrange a private one-to-one, tour our venues, view our suites and be inspired by local suppliers.
Open from 10 am to 4 pm.
Note: registration closes at 23.59 on Saturday 16 November 2019. You can still register at any of our venues on the day.
Posted by Ludia - July 26, 2019
Travelling to a Festival this summer? Take a Break with a Stop-Off at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green!
Edinburgh Fringe, Rebellion, Reading & Leeds, Solfest, Creamfields, Edinburgh Military Tattoo… Whichever festival you’re travelling to this summer, make Gretna Green your designated ‘pit stop! Just off the M6, M74 and A75, the Famous Blacksmiths Shop 5-Star Visitor Attraction is much more than you think. The perfect place to rest up with free parking, 5-star toilet facilities, dining, shopping and more!
Posted by Ludia - July 17, 2019
Discover Cycling-Friendly Gretna Green & View All Our Cycle Routes
Love cycling? Looking for a new cycle adventure? Add us to your list of destinations this Summer, or split up your next long-distance cycle with a stop-off at Gretna Green's 5-star Famous Blacksmiths Shop Attractions!
Posted by Ludia - July 03, 2019
Summer Holiday Days Out at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green
It’s finally time for the summer holidays! So, why not do something unforgettable this summer with an exciting family day out at Gretna Green’s 5-star Famous Blacksmiths Shop Attractions? We have so many incredible things to see and do for a truly memorable adventure – perfect for the kids, and, even better, we’re dog-friendly too! Click the map below to download your own:
Posted by Ludia - June 05, 2019
Why Choose A Religious Wedding Ceremony at Gretna Green?
Religious ceremonies performed by a Minister are becoming increasingly popular at Gretna Green! And why might that be? Well, a religious service is similar to that of a church wedding but not as formal, and you’re free to tailor your wedding so it’s just right for you. A marriage conducted by a Minister can also lower the cost of your marriage fees, with the hiring of a Minister costing just $228.70! (Registrars now costing up to $632.80)
Posted by Ludia - May 27, 2019
Treat Dad this Father’s Day with Something Wonderful from Gretna Green, Scotland
It’s that time of year to give back to the special father figure in your life. Choose from a huge variety of unique Father’s Day gifts from Gretna Green, Scotland, to really make him smile this 16th June.
Posted by Ludia - May 22, 2019
The ‘As You Like It’ Costume Exhibition by Edinburgh University’s College of Art (ECA) comes to Gretna Green, Scotland
From the 15th June to 31st August, Gretna Green’s Famous Blacksmiths Shop Museum will be hosting a creative tribute to brides from across the ages. Inspired by Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, this exhibition will include stunning marvels of majestic bridal outfits, designed and created by the talented students of Edinburgh University’s College of Art (ECA); thanks to the funding support from Gretna Green.
Posted by Ludia - May 09, 2019
Surprise the mum in your life with a unique gift from Scotland this May 12th
May 12th marks a very important day of the year for Mums in America, Canada and Australia; although that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t celebrate the beloved ‘Mums’ in our life on this special day. See our enormous collection of heart-warming gifts, perfect to show her just how much you care.
Posted by Ami - April 29, 2019
Smiths Hotel Brings Home Three Highly Commended Awards for Weddings, Dining and Contemporary Bar at the Prestigious Scottish Hotel Awards
We are immensely proud to announce that our 4-Star, boutique Hotel, Smiths at Gretna Green and its fabulous team, brought home 3 new awards last night, Sunday 28th April 2019, from the Scottish Hotel Awards!
Hosted by popular Scottish presenter, Carol Smillie, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow, hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and self-catering lodges from across Scotland came together to celebrate the best of Scottish hospitality. With awards ranging from dining, to weddings, housekeeping to cocktails, this annual ceremony saw some of the nations best-loved hotels, teams and individuals take home over prizes in over 60 categories.
Posted by wanshu - March 27, 2019
“Scotland is a land filled with treasures,” according to Channel 5 show ‘Secret Scotland’. A look at some of Scotland’s hidden beauties and behind the scenes access to some of the countries’ most popular tourist attractions, Secret Scotland with Susan Calman is a 5-part tour of Scotland, from the Borders to the Isles and all the places in between.
“This time I’m visiting the beautiful Scottish Borders” – Susan Calman.