Gretna Green Travel Guide

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  • Things to Do
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Gretna Green Things to Do

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    by alyf1961 Written Apr 27, 2013

    The famous Blacksmiths shop
    The Blacksmiths shop was built in 1712. It is now used to perform weddings for couples that don’t want to wait for the red tape in England. Scottish law differs from English law and it is easier to get a marriage licence in Scotland. Gretna is the first town in Scotland with a registrar so it became the place to go.

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    by birchy99 Written Dec 2, 2005

    Gretna Green Centre is a small set of shops and restaurants organized around the Marriage Anvil Museum and Blacksmith's Shop. Outside the carpark you will find these huge bovines grazing in the field. The black and whites are the Galloway Belted breed, noted for fine dairy products and high quality beef. The browns I believe are some sort of highland cattle, but I don't know their breed's name.
    Besides the museum and blacksmith shop you will find a restaurtant, sourvenier shop and a Scottish Tartan shop where everything Scottish is for sale.

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    The Tartan Shop

    by birchy99 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Well, if you must locate a store in Scotland it would make sense to set it down in the most visited attraction in Scotland, Gretna Green. This place has more Scottish items for sale than Scotland has heather. Clothes, candies, biscuits, statues, wine, haggis, etc...it's all there. One cannot enter this store and come out empty handed.

    What to buy: The clothes are really spectacular, fine woolens, tartans, tams, etc. The food selection includes wines, cheeses, crackers, biscuits and of course canned haggis. Souveniers galore. You name it, you can find it.

    What to pay: Hard to say. I'd say the clothes are pretty spendy. But the smaller items are reasonably priced.

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  • by KenMore Written Jun 9, 2003

    Favorite thing: If you are getting married in Gretna Green or the surrounding area, I would recommend using Colin Wyper as a wedding photographer. He takes excellent pictures and his prices can't be beat! Plus he's really nice. Here's his website: http://www.gretnaweddings.net/index.htm

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  • by KenMore Written Jun 9, 2003

    Favorite thing: Marry in one of the world's most romantic wedding venues, at the anvil in the World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop, Gretna Green. Become part of the Gretna Green marriage tradition!

    Fondest memory: For more info visit www.gretnagreen.com

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