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Making history at Gretna Green

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'Gretna Green indeed, is as superior in reality as it is in name. It looks as if it were the capital of the God of Love'. -Robert Smith Surtees

The First of Our NEW Anvil Baby Blessing at Gretna Green

A baby'smile is LOVE winking at everyone. We celebrate the first of our NEW Anvil Baby Blessing in The Famous Blacksmiths Shop

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On the 1st of September 2018, we were honoured to host the first of our NEW Anvil Baby Blessing & Naming ceremony which took place in the original marriage room at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

10 Reasons to Love Gretna Green

As the home of romance, there's plenty to love about Gretna Green. 

Here are 10 reasons why we think you'll fall head over heels in love with our magical part of Scotland. 

We love Gretna Green

Treat Dad to Something Different this Father's Day

Find the perfect gift from Gretna Green for the father in your life

Father’s Day is just around the corner and is the perfect way to celebrate the Fathers, Dads, Daddies, Grandads and all the other significant men in our lives! Although we think ‘Dads’ should be praised all year round, here’s some Gretna Green gift inspiration.

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Gretna Green Welcomes Some Very Important Guests

Sparklers Nursery visit the Famous Blacksmiths Shop to learn more about the history of Anvil weddings

 Sparklers Nursery visit Gretna Green

National Gardening Week

Fraser goes back to his roots

As part of National Gardening Week (30 April - 6 May 2018) we caught up with Fraser Marshall, Head Gardener at Gretna Green Ltd to find out more about his love of gardening!

Fraser - Head Gardener at Gretna Green

St George's Themed Weddings

Add an English twist to your big day

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Planning on marrying in Scotland but want to add an English twist to your big day?  The team here at Gretna Green have come up with a few ideas to help you plan a St George’s themed wedding.

Wedding Fayre Extravaganza Highlights 2018

A NICE DAY FOR A WHITE WEDDING FAYRE

On a snowy Sunday morning in March, the team at Gretna Green were busy preparing for the much anticipated Wedding Fayre Extravaganza.

5 ways to celebrate St Patricks Day

GO GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY

 

 

We’d would like to join our friends from across the Irish Sea and celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Saturday 17th March. Here are our top 5 ways to commemorate St Paddy’s Day with food, drink and gifts from Gretna Green:

Motherís Day at Gretna Green

Treat your Mum this Mother's Day at Gretna Green

 Mother's Day at Gretna Green

 

With Mother’s Day just around the corner we thought we would give you a helping hand in planning a day to spoil your Mum. Here are some ideas that promise to impress on Mother’s Day.

Valentine's Lunch at the Blacksmiths Restaurant, Gretna Green

Treat the one you love to a romantic lunch this February 14th at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Valentine's Day Lunch at The Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Where better to take your loved one on Valentine's day than the home of runaway love since 1754!

Wedding Wednesdays - Wedding Fayre Extravaganza 2.0 - Coming March 2018!

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Making Pearly History at Gretna Green

Here at Gretna Green, we've seen our fair share of couples arrive to marry over the Famous Anvil ... but we've never had a Pearly King or Queen choose to marry ... until today!

Cumbriaís Business Women step over the border to Gretna Green

The Scottish Quaich - A Cup of Friendship meets Scottish Wedding Trends

Have you heard friends or colleagues speaking about something called a Quaich recently? Never heard of it or perhaps you're not quite following what they're talking about?

Here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, we hope to be able to share a little light on the subject ... all in the name of friendship and our favourite Scottish drinking cup of course!

Celebrating Success: The 2017 Gretna Green Wedding Fayre Extravaganza

The busiest day in Gretna Green’s wedding calendar was on Sunday 19th March when over 160 brides flocked to find out how a wedding in Gretna Green could make all their dreams come true....

 

Full of beans at Gretna Green! A fresh take on coffee-time...

We’re full of beans here in Gretna Green…all excited about the new coffee we’re serving in the Blacksmiths Restaurant here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop!

Hiking to Gretna Green

Ever thought of hiking to Scotland? Most of us might just laugh at this suggestion but not John and Marie Haddow!

This brave duo is making the trek over 188 miles from South Derbyshire to Gretna Green covering 188 miles in only 9 days.....yikes! Hats off to them!

We’ll let Marie tell their story …

Fall in love with Joules & Gretna Green ...

Change is in the air here at Gretna Green! We're simply bursting with excitement....we can't wait any longer to share the good news: Gretna Green and Joules (one of Britain's best loved family brands) have come together!

Gretna Green's Wedding Fayre Extravaganza - This Year's Not-to-Miss Wedding Event!

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