Gretna, along with its more famous neighbour, Gretna Green, is famous for weddings. Situated just a mile over the border from England on the main route north from Carlisle, Gretna Green became famous for performing weddings not allowed in England - particularly those where one party or other was underage. The weddings were often performed by a blacksmith, so the anvil, where two pieces of metal are joined together in the heat of the fire, came to symbolise marriage. Weddings are still big business in Gretna and Gretna Green. They are no longer performed by blacksmiths, but the anvil is still a symbol. In Gretna the two main venues for weddings are the Anvil Hall Church, which was converted specifically to deal with weddings and the registration office, which has the distinction of being the busiest in Scotland. In nearby Gretna Green you can visit the old Smithy, where you can learn more about the history of weddings in the area in the fascinating museum. Gretna itself was built during the First World War and is a purpose built town, situated the other side of the A75 dual carriage way from Gretna Green. The Gretna Gateway Outlet village is another significant attraction, with a wide range of shops and bargains to be had. Gretna is situated in Dumfries and Galloway, which is excellent for several activities. Visitors can try their hand at fishing or golf or simply take in the countryside by cycling or walking. Whether you are tying the knot or not during your visit to Gretna, there is plenty to see and do in the area.
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There are 3 cottages near Gretna.

Burnside

3 star rating

Rigg, near Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Gretna (miles): 1

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£285-£805

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Rigg, near Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway

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£285-£805

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Ancrum House

5 star rating

Gretna Green , Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Number of Pets: 0
  • Distance from Gretna (miles): 0

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£1519-£1569

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Gretna Green , Dumfries & Galloway

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£1519-£1569

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Pets: 0

Woodhall

3 star rating

East Riggs, near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1
  • Distance from Gretna (miles): 4

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£339-£529

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East Riggs, near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

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£339-£529

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1