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Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Headless Cross, Gretna Green, Scotland
+44 1461 338441
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Full of Marriage Hiistory

Attended family wedding, never realized how magical it could be, full of history relating to Gretna... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

We visited the museum and shop for the first time this month (despite having visited Gretna a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wedding venue” (35 reviews)
“conveyor belt” (11 reviews)
“food hall” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Headless Cross, Gretna Green, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Attended family wedding, never realized how magical it could be, full of history relating to Gretna Green Weddings, certainly worth a visit

Thank siakabin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum and shop for the first time this month (despite having visited Gretna a number of times previously). The museum is small but interesting, and the display of carriages was impressive. We visited both the foodhall, the whisky/gift and the main clothing/gift...More

Thank John&Betty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a walk here from our hotel, there were a few coach trips there but it wasn't mega busy, lovely little gift shops really helpful friendly staff. Especially when tasting the whisky or gins they have on offer

Thank Katy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for a stop off but wish our visit had been shorter. Food is like canteen style school dinner and lacks authenticity. Would not recommend.

Thank ashley w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we had our wedding in the famous blacksmiths shop. was a lovely setting. staff could not be more helpfull and friendly. time was given to take photographs. never felt rushed. a day to remember

Thank janemr2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed nearby and saw a few wedding couples here. It looked very organised and a beautiful setting. They seemed to be taken away from the main part for their sprcial day. I was surprised to read other reviews about the shops and surrounding being...More

Thank annerory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from Gretna Green where we had our marriage blessed over the anvil. It was a lovely ceremony and our thanks to Andrew, the gentleman who conducted our ceremony. He must do so many of these week after week but still made...More

Thank bussey2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited to see if we liked the place for our wedding. It was lovely. History abound with friendly staff. Not sure why people say it’s expensive. It’s not unless you are a bit of a tight wad. We stayed in Gretna Hall which is part...More

Thank Jan E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the shop here, so many lovely items and gifts for sale, some reasonably priced, others a little costly but good quality. Nice bright store, goods very well displayed and quite spacious. All the shop assistants very friendly and helpful. Don't...More

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wedding are conducted in an industrial fashion. Don't be late or you will miss your slot it's tighter than landing at Gatwick. Entire complex is designed to take your money from start to finish. Tacky tartan gifts at extortionate prices and tepid food that's been...More

Thank Jamtart1962
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11 April 2017|
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Response from david c | Reviewed this property |
Yes I did this and saved £,s
Basil B
5 September 2016|
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Response from Louiseangela M | Reviewed this property |
9am to 6pm June to September 9am to 5pm rest of year but I would always check their website. If there is a wedding, the room where it is being held is closed to the public.
1 July 2016|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
I reckon they will do it ok although im not a 100% sure ,there may be price for doing it , but im sure they will help ,it would do no harm in getting in touch with them and see what they say , good luck and have fun you may... More