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Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop

Gretna, LA DG16 5EA
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Gretna
Type: History Museums
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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Massive shopping centre so found it all a bit disappointing. Toilets were huge and nice and clean so that's always a bonus.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I've visited here many times over the years but have seen a big change since I last visited. To say the attraction has become over-commercialised is an understatement. The emphasise is now on shopping. Don't get me wrong, the development of the attraction is lovely, with a nice courtyard area etc but not really in keeping with what the Blacksmith... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited here with mum and young adult son on 28th Aug 2014. Thoroughly enjoyed our morning. Plenty to look at, and though not all affordable, we managed to find gifts for family and friends that didn't damage the purse. A lovely morning coffee in the restaurant, and takeaway sandwiches enjoyed in the sunny courtyard. Photos with the Piper and friend,... More

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Unfortunately we spent so long looking round the shops that by the time we got to the Blacksmith's at 4.30 it was closed! Probably a good thing as I had already spent £40 on a beautiful jewellery box and £18 on a pretty apron...! Hopefully we will visit again.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good shops for buying things made in Scotland. Toilets facilities are very clean, At lunchtime, the restaurant is a bit busy causing long queue to pay for food bought

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a charming little place but other than visit the gift shop & café we found little to do. An enjoyable, memorable visit all the same.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you enjoy shopping then this experience is for you, if not then avoid. Extremely touristy and looked like a wedding was about to take place. Fine for a 15 minute pitstop before heading further into Scotland.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We just dropped in, real pleasant stop. Brief history of performing weddings in the first town over the boarder, quite informative. A lot of shops and opportunities to spend money

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Picked the wrong day for a visit as there were two weddings on at the time so not sure how many were visitors or guests.

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Batley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Stopped here out of curiousity on the way up to the north of Scotland. The Blacksmith Shop is designed for tourists and of course, caters for many weddings as well. If you can go there with that in mind, then you will be OK, ie expect high prices and cashing in on Gretna Green's history, coupled with a lot of... More

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