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Say thanks to Dad this Father's Day with a unique gift or memorable experience from Gretna Green! Whether you'd like to treat Dad to a whisky tasting for two, a three-course Sunday Lunch, or something heartfelt from our range of Father's Day gifts, we have what you're looking for.

Find out more about our Father's Day gifts, experiences & special offers below.

Smiths Win Three Awards at The Scottish Hotel Awards 2019

Smiths Hotel Brings Home Three Highly Commended Awards for Weddings, Dining and Contemporary Bar at the Prestigious Scottish Hotel Awards

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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.

The Doddie 500 Pit-Stops at Smiths Hotel Gretna Green

Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green offers a welcoming pit-stop to the Doddie 500 cycle team

In the early hours of this morning, Friday 15th March 2019, we were proud to host Rob Wainwright and Mark Beaumont (and their team), along with our Chairman Alasdair Houston, as Rob and Mark continued their charity bike ride – Doddie 500 - from Murrayfield to Twickenham; at our 4-star Smiths Hotel, Gretna Green.

Rob, the former Scotland Rugby cap and his record-breaking long-distance cyclist team mate Mark, are cycling with the Calcutta Cup Rugby match ball from Murrayfield to Twickenham on the 14th, 15th and 16th of March; in support of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation – a charitable foundation which is working to support research for the cure for Motor Neurone Disease.

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

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


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:

Mother’s 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!


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!

Cumbria’s 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!

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