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Visit Gretna Green - Map, Opening Times & Directions

Plan your visit to Gretna Green and be part of the living history. Explore the Greatest Love Story through an immersive journey around our museum, delving deep into the vibrant history of Gretna Green. Indulge in Great experiences by sampling a true taste of Scotland or take part in a romantic handfasting ceremony over the iconic anvil. While you're here, don't miss out on Great Shopping opportunities, where you can peruse seasonal fashion, luxury cashmere, and delightful Scottish treasures.

Rest your tired feet at Gretna Green's charming food court, which offers an array of simple, affordable meals alongside comforting tea, coffee, and assorted beverages to fuel your journey home. We can't wait to welcome you with open arms to the heart of Gretna Green.

Address: Headless Cross, Gretna Green, Gretna, DG16 5EA

Find out more about visiting us via public transport, here:


9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily

We’re open every day of the year, excluding Christmas Day.


If cycling is your passion, you'll find Gretna Green the ideal destination! Securely p­ark your bike at the cycle rack located just outside the Big Scottish shop. Then Discover why Gretna Green is the perfect place to stop-off for with our expansive open spaces, outdoor dining spots, and food court. Take a moment to refuel with a quick bite and a refreshing drink before embarking on your journey once more! Gretna Green is the ideal pit stop, offering cyclists the opportunity to recharge and explore to their heart's content.

Deloitte Ride Across Britain Route

This route starts and Land's End and travels all the way north to John 'o Groats, through 969 miles of journeying over 9 days (traditionally).  The Day 6 stretch from Penrith to Hamilton, at approximately 100 miles and a climb of 2,800ft takes you through some beautiful views of the Lowther Hills and will take you straight through Carlisle and Gretna Green. Find out more here

Route 74

This historic cycle route starts a couple of kilometres west of Gretna and connects with Route 7 (Carlisle to Gretna). It is 70 miles long, mainly on the road with some free sections and travels north to end Hamilton just south of Glasgow. From here you can take the National Route 75 into the city centre for Glasgow too. See the route 74 journey here

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How much is the parking at Gretna Green?

Parking at The Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is FREE for cars and coaches (Management cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to property or vehicles).

Can I park a coach at Gretna Green?

Yes, you can park a coach at the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, in the coach parking area for FREE.

How long can I stay at Gretna Green?

You can stay at the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop for as long as you’d like. There is no minimum or maximum time limit on parking. If you decide to extend your visit overnight, our hotels are at your service.

Do you have free toilets at Gretna Green?

Yes, the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop provides free toilets and baby changing facilities.

Can i bring my pet dog to Gretna Green?

Yes, dogs are more than welcome at Gretna Green. The only exception is the food court serving area, where your furry-friends are not allowed.

Is there wheelchair access at Gretna Green?

Yes, the Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is wheelchair accessible. We have ramps and facilities to accommodate visitors with mobility challenges. There is also designated FREE parking sports for disabled visitors close to the entrance.

Can I get to Gretna Green by Train?

Yes, Gretna Green has its own train station on the Glasgow Southwestern line, which runs between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

How far is Gretna Green from the English Border?

Located a mere 2 miles from the Scotland-England border, Gretna Green holds a unique place in matrimonial history. In the 18th century, a significant shift in English law prompted countless young couples under the age of 21 to flee to Scotland for marriage, where parental consent was not required. The blacksmiths forge served as a beacon guiding couples to the first place they could exchange vows in Scotland.

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