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Famous Blacksmiths Shop

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Reviewed yesterday

A place for the old romantics or somewhere to get married if you can put up with all the tourists. Very commercialised and cost £3.75 to see the museum and famous anvil. Kept getting thrown out as a lot of wedding parties where coming and...More

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I decided to renew our wedding vows and decided to go to Gretna green when we got there we were shown into the blacksmiths shop a few minutes later the biggest man I had ever met came in with a long beard...More

Thank boothstownbob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stuff and nonsense. Fine if it's your choice of wedding venue in front of hundreds of day trippers, coach holiday makers and foreign tourists whilst also parting with an extortionate amount of money. It's several thousand more expensive than the old Blacksmiths few guineas that...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on our way north and wanted to see this famous place, but it was disappointing as it was all closed up. There are very nice shops near by selling very expensive gifts, such as cashmere and whiskey. The goods looked quality but the...More

Thank 186400Caroline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving on the M6 heading north to our next destination at Moffat when we saw the sign for Gretna Green. Having never visited we took the exit and after 5 minutes arrived at the attractive village of Gretna Green. There is a decent...More

Thank KiwichickAuckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and daughter-in-law got married here last weekend. We thought the whole experience magical. So different to any other wedding we've been to. The staff made you feel very welcome and to say it's something they do day in day out they still made...More

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here today as we were in the area on holiday and couldn't not have a look given its history etc. We had 2 young children with us, and although it had a small park, wasn't really a place for children who weren't remotely...More

Thank Holly J B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called into Gretna Green for a quick stop and rather than looking at the collection of souvenir shops we went into the Blacksmiths Museum for the first time. There was bank holiday special price so it only £3 for adults to enter and under...More

Thank joeysel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blacksmith's shop is the heart of Grerna green. It is a superb place to walk around & relax! You must be aware that this place is famous for runaway weddings. This place has romance in the air. It is quite beautiful and relaxing. If lucky...More

Thank nimisha g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got married in Gretna the year before but never got to see the shop so a little trip was needed this is a lovely place with some good historical information. Yes it is a bit pricy but a nice place to browse.

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Lesley J
9 August 2018|
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Response from Mark W | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to book. You can go onto there website for the info. How to book a Gretna Green Anvil Handfasting? If you would like to book a handfasting at Gretna Green, you can do so by giving us a call on 01461... More
25 May 2018|
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Response from Katy M | Reviewed this property |
Hi I recall paying into the museum. Think it was only a couple if pound each. Free parking
11 April 2017|
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Response from david c | Reviewed this property |
Yes I did this and saved £,s