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Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop

Address: Gretna, LA DG16 5EA
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Gretna
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Alloa, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Bought a Harris Tweed handbag online which clearly stated was in stock. A week after making payment and waiting on delivery received an email to say it was not in stock and a refund was being arranged. No offer of an alternative, poor customer service and over a week later and still no refund.

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Kibbutz Alumim
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The shops, toilets and eatery were all excellent but the Blacksmiths shop was truely dreadful. Tatty, dusty, decrepit displays (wigs slipped sideways, clothes dusty, things broken), more audio visual displays that didn't work than did work. If you want shopping then visit but take your photos in the car park of the outside of the smithy and save the entrance... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Visited here today and had an enjoyable time. The museum was very interesting. Having 'known' about Gretna Green for all of my life, it was good to finally get there and really learn something about the place and its history. I enjoyed reading the letters that had been written to the blacksmith over the years in particular. The carriages were... More 

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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250 reviews 250 reviews
73 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
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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