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Making history at Gretna Green

wedding dress 19 century

'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

Tartan is back in fashion

Tartan: We all know it, and love it or hate it, this definitive Scottish textile, has conquered the fashion world again this autumn.

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


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.

Get Some Ginspiriation This Autumn From Gretna Green

Let us #Ginspire you this Autumn with our new gin range now at the Gretna Green Since 1754 Foodhall

Gin Cocktails

Credit: Monkey 47 Gin Cocktails by Arijit Bose, Flickr - Intercontinental Hotel, Hong Kong

A 'Gintle' Introduction

Gin has fast become a global trend and was recently voted as the UK’s favourite tipple of choice. With all the wonderful gin flavours and tonic mixer combinations available, it’s no surprise that the world has fallen head over heels in love with gin!

Find out why we're in love with Gin too!

Top 15 Places to Have Your Wedding Photographs Taken in Gretna Green

The Gretna Green Brides and Grooms guide to perfect wedding photography

The top 15 places to have your wedding photographs taken in Gretna Green

Credit: Colin Carpenter Photography

We’re lucky enough to live in one of Scotland’s hidden treasures; Dumfries and Galloway. Often forgotten, behind more familiar tourist destinations, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Loch Ness, this does give Southwest Scotland the added advantage of being largely ‘untouched’ in terms of its landscapes, castles and historical landmarks.

Here at the home of love… the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, stands proudly against the green landscapes of the hills and nearby Gretna offers an opposite vista; overlooking the Solway Firth and the fells of Cumbria beyond.

So what does this mean for wedding photography? In essence, you are spoiled for choice! But… wedding days can be busy enough, without worrying about where to get your perfect snaps, so let us give you our top 15 places to have your wedding photographs taken in Gretna Green and Gretna!

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.

Gretna Hall

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

Museums at Night and Scotlandís Festival of Museums 2018

The Path to True Love – The Gretna Green Story

The Famous Blacksmiths Shop at night

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.

Egg-scape to Gretna Green this Easter


Easter at Gretna Green


Easter is one of our favourite times of the year where we spend some quality time with our families, enjoy the first signs of spring and of course overindulge in chocolate, guilt-free! Here at Gretna Green we have a range of fun activities planned to keep the whole family entertained.

Wedding Fayre Extravaganza Highlights 2018


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




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.

Traditional and Prosecco Afternoon Teas at The Blacksmiths Restaurant

Fizz or no fizz... that is the very important question?

Afternoon Tea at the Blacksmiths Restaurant, Gretna Green

Introducing our new Traditional Afternoon Tea or Prosecco Afternoon Tea at the Blacksmiths Restaurant, here at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green.

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!

Burns Night Supper in Gretna 2018

Burns Night - Old Toll Bar - Gretna - 2018

Join us for our annual Burns' Night Supper at the Old Toll Bar, Gretna

Back by popular demand!

Friday 26th January - 6pm for a 6.15pm Start

Happy St Nicholas Day from Gretna Green

Happy St Nicholas Day from Gretna Green

The Story of 'Old Saint Nick' - The origin of Santa Claus and Father Christmas

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


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