How to Get to Gretna Green - Map, Opening Times and Travel Links
Travelling north or south and crossing between Scotland and England? We'd love to meet you - why not stop for a visit?
How to find us ...
Dumfries and Galloway
SAT NAV postcode: DG16 5EA
Gretna Green and the Famous Blacksmiths Shop attractions are only 2 minutes travel time from the main motorway route into Scotland (M74) Junction 45 heading North and Junction 22 going South. Located only 10 minutes north of Carlisle, one hour from the Lake District, 1 hour 30 minutes from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Newcastle and 2 hours 30 minutes from Manchester or Stranraer.
When is Gretna Green open?
Open Every Day (Only closed Christmas Day)
- 9.00 am - 5.00 pm: January to March
- 9.00 am - 5.30 pm: April & May
- 9.00 am - 6.30 pm: June
- 8.00 am - 7.00 pm: July to August
- 8.30 am - 6:30 pm: September
- 8.30 am - 6.30 pm: October
- 9.00 am - 5.00 pm: November
December & New Year's Day Opening Hours
- 9.00 am - 5.00 pm: Daily*
- 9.00 am - 12 noon: Christmas Eve
- CLOSED Christmas Day
- 11.00 am - 3.00 pm: Boxing Day
- 9.00 am - 3.00 pm: Hogmanay**
- 11.00 am - 3.00 pm: New Year's Day
*On Mondays and Fridays, Gretna Green Since 1754, Blacksmiths Foodcourt and Toilet Block will be open until 6pm.
**Except Museum, Whisky & Gifts and Foodcourt.
How much is parking at Gretna Green?
It doesn't cost anything to park at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop Gretna Green. FREE parking is available on site (Management cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to property or vehicles).
How to get here
From the M74 or A75. Come off at the Gretna (Gretna Green) junction and follow the brown tourist signs to the 'Old Blacksmith's Shop Visitor Centre'. From M74 going North take Junction 45, going South take Junction 22.
Trains from Carlisle and Glasgow stop at the Gretna Green station. We are a 5minute walk away.
We are 90 miles from Glasgow Airport, 70 miles from Newcastle Airport and 150 miles from Manchester Airport.
Find out more about visiting us via public transport, here: https://www.traveline.info/
More detailed directions by road
From the North (M74):
Leave the motorway at junction 22, follow the Blacksmiths Shop signs turning left at the roundabout. Go straight on through the village and turn right into the Famous Blacksmiths Shop Attractions.
From the South (M74):
When you leave the motorway, follow the signs straight across the mini roundabout, straight ahead at the traffic lights and then at the bottom of the hill take the right turn opposite the church in Gretna Green. Head on up the hill, below the motorway flyover. The Famous Blacksmiths Shop will be facing you on the opposite side of the T-Junction.
From the Euro Route (A75):
Take the slip road off (for Gretna/Gretna Green) before joining the M74. Follow the brown tourist signs, turning left at the traffic lights. At the bottom of the hill take the right turn opposite the church. Head on up the hill, below the motorway flyover. The Famous Blacksmiths Shop will be facing you on the opposite side of the T-Junction.