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Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop
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Is your wardrobe autumn-ready? Let +Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop help...the latest tweeds and knits are now in stock!

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Knitwear and Tweed for Autumn with Gretna Green New Season Trends and Must-have Products
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Gretna Green giant car boot sale success! Giant car boot sale for Dumfries, Annan, Gretna or Carlisle
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How cute are these? Tempted?

Read our latest blog to find how where to get your very own!
Wonderful Wiggle Animals from Gretna Green. Makes ideal country-inspired housewarming or decorative kitchen gifts straight from Scotland
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77 years ago Dennis and Eileen Howell 'ran away' to get married here in Gretna Green. Dennis knew that there was a war on the horizon and that he would enlist. Both their parents were aware that they were in love but they did not approve of marriage since they were so young. Back in those days one person needed to stay in Gretna Green for the 21 day residency act and Eileen did this without suspicion from her parents by saying that she was visiting a friend on the coast... She had even left pre-written postcards with Dennis whom then played his part by cycling to the coast to post the postcards for 3 weekends in a row... Dennis then followed his wife-to-be once the 21 days had passed and they were married here on 17th June 1939.
Last week, Dennis and Eileen's grandson Simon and his fiancée Beccy did the same on the exact same date, along with their children (although they didn't have to stay for 21 days!).
They even recreated the iconic photo from all those years ago!
Congratulations to Simon and Beccy! this story has certainly moved us all :) Aren't these photos just fabulous?
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YAY! We're excited about these....look what's coming to Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop!

We're adding a silver ‪#‎lovelock‬ to the colours available - perfect gift idea for those very special 25th wedding anniversaries ..... (hint hint)! We should hopefully have these this week!

Remember - you can get your very own ‪#‎GretnaGreen‬ lock here
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Looking for something new and exciting? Apply to be part of the Gretna Green family today - from retail to hospitality we've got something for everyone!
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Did you hear? Outlander and the wonderful costumes are headed to the Emmy's this year!

Congratulations to the cast and crew on a fantastic achievement!
Trendy Outlander Tartan designed in Scotland nominated for two Emmy awards. Celebrating Outlander tartan success at Gretna Green.
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BREAKING NEWS! +Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is hosting their very first #carbootsale Sunday 17th July!

See you there!
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This week is pretty heavy going following the EU referendum etc. so we're cheering ourselves up by picking our favourite teddy in the shop here in Gretna Green... how cute are these?? Who is your fave??
We like the first bear, Alexander :)
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Free Room Hire 2016 Celebrations - Party Time Gretna Green Blacksmiths Functions Offering Free Room Hire with all 2016 event bookings
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So much history here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, look at the shop, it hasn't changed much at all! #history #flashbackfriday #runaways #GretnaGreen #romance
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Headless Cross, Gretna Green, 5EA, United Kingdom Gretna Green DG16 5EA UK
Gretna Green, Headless Cross, Gretna Green, 5EA, United KingdomGBGretna GreenDG16 5EA
+44 1461
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Wedding venue with a symbolic anvil and a history exhibition plus coach museum, restaurant and bar.- Google
"Always a good place to stop, good local food too."
"But ok for a coffee to break the journey and plenty of parking"
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Emlyn Jones
4 weeks ago
Great stop of point... Absolutely better than a services, and a ludicrously comprehensive choice of souvenirs if you've forgotten anything for anyone (seriously, I challenge anyone to find the most obscure Scottish souvenir in any of the shops!). The cafe is a bit industrial but I imagine that is a great thing when you are 512th in a queue of thirsty coach trippers waiting for your tea. Piper in the courtyard sets the scene perfectly.
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Matthew Ingram
a week ago
Great day out. Very romantic, next time leave kids at home lol
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Liesel van Heerden
3 months ago
I liked the atmosphere around, however there were a lot of places sealed off due to weddings happening. A truly beautiful destination and very nice to check in.
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george plumb
a month ago
Great wedding service very professional and great venue
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Richard Moore
a month ago
Bit of a tourist trap but has developed tremendously since I last visited as a boy four decades ago. Great photo ops and a couple of free things to do like the Maze. Probably changed a good deal more since my Great Granny got married there in the late 19th Century.
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Paul Shearer
a month ago
Free parking and a nice little park for kids to play in. There is also a free maze that the kids enjoyed.
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graham brown
a month ago
Nice place bit expensive
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Ian Sugden
a month ago
Very touristy. but ok for a coffee to break the journey and plenty of parking