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Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green

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Explore one of Scotland's earliest visitor attractions, Famous Blacksmiths Shop. Hailed as "The Gateway to Scotland" and now a thriving visitor center, the shop offers a range of unusual displays, quirky fixtures, and top brands. Also keep an eye out for the Gretna Green Collection. Browse the unusual products from independent designers and manufacturers from all over the UK and overseas. You might catch a glimpse of a newly married couple at the famous black and white building, a historic marriage house popular with eloping couples since 1754. Don’t miss the Courtship Maze, sculpture garden, and the anvil. A children's play area and parking lot are available. Before you head to Gretna Green, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Gretna Green vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Gretna Green has to offer, including Famous Blacksmiths Shop.
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  • This is a very clean well kept little area of Gretna however was shocked that the only padlocks available to attach onto the padlock love wall were £19.99! Wasn't paying £20 for something we were leav...  more »
  • Just perfect! We wanted a really low key wedding; just myself, partner ( and the dog) . We were made to feel really special in a really beautiful and intimate venue. A huge thank you to Frank who made...  more »
  • We had our wedding ceremony in the Old Blacksmiths Shop , the men wore kilts hired from Gretna Green , we hired a piper who was great and the flowers from Gretna Flower Basked were beautiful, the whol...  more »
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  • It's difficult to describe a place which has existed for more than 100 years and has served as a place for young men and women eloping to get married. Today, people come here for its historical value and choose to marry here. As expected there is a gift shop where you can search and shop for every possible memorabilia associated with Gretna Green. You can even buy bottles of whisky if you so wish. There's also a few cafes. This is usually a place where most coaches/buses travelling into Scotland usually take a pit-stop. Scotland's economy benefits.
  • Entertaining place with nice shops for all "things" Scottish. The Whisky Shop is especially good. However the prices are slightly higher than usual, but worth a visit.
  • Worth a visit if you're in the area. It's a lot bigger than you'd expect once you're in there & it tells some interesting stories.
  • You can't come to Scotland without visiting Gretna, even if it is busy and over commercialised, I love stopping here and the shopping is pretty good too
  • Just Married!!!!!!! Lovely place for a quiet private and peaceful wee ceremony and staff were very lovely on the day but I had some issues with the wedding planning side and the last in the Registrars reception was rather rude hence the 3 stars but for the service I'd give 5

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