Gretna Hall Hotel
Gretna Hall Hotel


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Gretna Green is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland situated at the head of the Solway Firth adjacent to the village of Gretna and one mile north-west from the Border with England. Gretna Green is famous for being the ‘marriage capital of the UK’, where under Scottish Law couples are able to marry at age16 without parental consent. Gretna Green is a popular tourist destination, with 4000 marriages taking place each year at the Blacksmith’s Shop, in the village and at the registry office in neighbouring Gretna. The village has two hotels, a serviced lodge, B&B’s, guest houses, self-catering cottages and a caravan park There are restaurants, a bakery with factory shop, a garden centre, a Tourist Information Centre and a children’s play-park Attractions include the ‘World Famous Old Blacksmith’s Shop’ (or Old Smiddy) which opened in 1754 with the village Blacksmith or ‘anvil priest’ performing the marriage ceremonies finishing with striking the anvil. There are three wedding rooms complete with anvils and a museum with exhibitions and audio/visual displays. There is a Native Breeds park, an Arts and Craft Centre and a Sculpture Garden. Nearby is a retail outlet with excellent shopping facilities. Historical features nearby include the 7ft Clochmabenstane dating from the 2nd or 3rd millennium BC, thought to have been part of a standing-stone circle.


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Surrone House (0.21 miles)

Surrone House
Surrone House is situated in Gretna, only 500 yards from the Gretna marriage rooms, this beautifully maintained and quiet non-smoking B & B establishment offers modern and spacious accommodation for guests to relax in.Dumfries & ... More | visit website
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The Gables (0.21 miles)

The Gables

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A beautiful, turn-of-the-century Grade II listed property, situated in the heart of Gretna with gardens laid to lawn, floral borders and shady trees. The hotel is ideally located for exploring Dumfries and ... More

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Mapletree Guesthouse (0.30 miles)

Mapletree Guesthouse

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We are a family run luxury Guest House situated in the heart of Gretna, close to all amenities, with private off-road car parking. Our Guesthouse has been renovated to the ... More

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Solway Lodge Hotel (0.30 miles)

Solway Lodge Hotel
As one of the leading wedding hotels in Gretna you are assured a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay with us. The Solway Lodge is a family run hotel having the perfect accommodation for you ... More | visit website
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Kirkcroft Guest House (0.59 miles)

Kirkcroft Guest House

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Situated in the heart of Gretna Green, 3 minutes walk from the railway station and across the road from Gretna Hall and 4 minutes walk from The World Famous Blacksmith ... More

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Smiths At Gretna Green Hotel (0.73 miles)

Smiths At Gretna Green Hotel

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All bedrooms have king or super king-sized beds, contemporary fireplaces, broadband and a great deal more. Located right next to the world famous Old Blacksmith's Shop, you too can become part of ... More

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Gretna Hall Hotel (0.73 miles)

Gretna Hall Hotel

Originally built in 1710 as a manor house for the Johnstone family, Gretna Hall Hotel is an ideal setting for your leisure break thanks to its great location, charm and character. The hotel is the ... More | visit website

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Days Inn Hotel Gretna Green (1.36 miles)

Days Inn Hotel Gretna Green

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Days Inn Gretna Green is close to the M74 and M6 motorways, and within easy reach of Carlisle. Newcastle-upon-Tyne and County Durham are about 1 hour from the hotel. The famous ‘wedding ... More

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The Mill (2.71 miles)

The Mill
The Mill is a family run hotel and wedding venue on the outskirts of romantic Gretna Green. We have 33 chalet style rooms boasting digital TV's, en-suite bathrooms with showers, tea & coffee making facilities, ... More | visit website
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Graham Arms Hotel (3.94 miles)

Graham Arms Hotel

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The Graham Arms is a former Coaching Inn and was built about 200 years ago. In days gone by, the hotel was an overnight coaching stop; the horses would be ... More

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