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Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Headless Cross, Gretna Green, Scotland
+44 1461 338441
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Wedding booked!

Visited to see if we liked the place for our wedding. It was lovely. History abound with friendly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jan E
via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the shop here, so many lovely items and gifts for sale, some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sophie B
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wedding venue” (35 reviews)
“conveyor belt” (11 reviews)
“food hall” (16 reviews)
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Headless Cross, Gretna Green, Scotland
+44 1461 338441
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a blessing here on Saturday to celebrate 20 years of marriage. The ceremony was beautiful and we were made to feel extremely special. The place itself is full of history. There are some lovely shops and not with ridiculous prices. Being able to...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Slightly spoilt by the huge tourist infrastructure but nice to re visit after so many years. With a big family connection to the area the history detail is informative and lighthearted. The shopping experience was nice but very over priced. I still remember the blacksmiths...More

Thank jwjoydays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our wedding here. We had sandy and also Alan the piper, excellent day and staff couldn't do enough for us. We returned just at weekend to do our love lock and do the courtship maze

Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From when I was a little girl, I would read of Gretna Green. My dad spoke of it. It was in many of the romantic novels where the young lass would run away to be married, in love but dishonourably, all in haste in the...More

Thank Meg_Redding
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for a wedding. They really play up well to the history of the place and no-one could be disappointed. There is a museum too to keep people occupied while they are waiting. However hiding round the back are lots of shops, and restaurants and...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The Famous Blacksmiths Shop at Gretna Green provides a superbly historic backdrop for a wedding ceremony We visited the venue the day before the wedding (which I would strongly recommend) and were greeted by staff who were friendly and helpful to say the least and...More

Thank lyon995
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Sorry to say this but I visited it with my youngest and this was the first time in..........21 years or so and didn't like it. Definitely changed into a massive tourist attraction which I personally feel a pity for. But if you've never seen it...More

Thank VivendaLuiza
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Response from david c | Reviewed this property |
Yes I did this and saved £,s
Basil B
4 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