We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (814)
All photos (814)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“wedding venue”(49 reviews)
“conveyor belt”(16 reviews)
“piper playing”(21 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Headless Cross, Gretna Green DG16 5EA, Scotland
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop
from $619.94
More Info
from $291.15
More Info
Reviews (1,399)
Filter reviews
1,357 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews wedding venue conveyor belt piper playing food hall steeped in history lovely place photo opportunities smiths hotel well worth a visit vow renewal on site ceremony tourists anvil scotland vows marriage
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,357 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our first touring visit to Scotland, we really had to visit Gretna Green. We were disappointed. The site itself is one big shopping experience, with just a small element of its romantic history, (to see which you have to pay an entrance fee). Also...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gretna Green is a 'must see' attraction but is now perhaps overrated and absolutely full with 'wall to wall' tourists - worth a visit but only once.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Maioha
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I stopped off here for lunch as we often do when travelling to Scotland. I always thought the restaurant was good value and good quality. But sadly not when we called a week ago. The portions have become smaller and apparently there...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank reid18
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Gretna Green....the first was many years ago and it doesn’t seem to have improved. The car park has improved, but all the shops and everything is so tacky. There were a couple of coaches of foreign visitors who were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lindylou146
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not particularly historic. Really only interested in taking your money,and very much overpriced,even a cup of coffee was deare than say Costa , another expensive tourist trap

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kennethollerhead
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Gretna Green as part of a 'round tour' from Dumfries. We had travelled past it many times on our way to Glasgow, Oban and Dumfries and Galloway but had never been in it and decided to rectify that. What an experience! We were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank J M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got married in the blacksmiths shop and it didn’t disappoint It was a magical place to marry and didn’t feel rushed at all The staff , registrar and photographer were great and the anvil blessing was perfect

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 114lizt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful historic place to visit with the family and friends. Lots going on and couples can still get married in the old traditional way.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank qadeerie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Blacksmiths to renew our wedding vows after 33 years and what a romantic and special service we had, conducted by Isobelle. She made us feel so welcome and important, we had a copy of the poems she read and a certificate to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sharon F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to come here for years. Yes it's a nice place, very clean but I really was expecting it to be bigger as it's such a well known place. There was a young couple getting married, they had 6 guests with them but at least...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kmyb607
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel
1,676 reviews
.09 miles away
Gretna Hall
370 reviews
.20 miles away
Solway Lodge Hotel
367 reviews
.72 miles away
Hunters Lodge Hotel
189 reviews
.72 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13 nearby restaurants
Hazeldene restaurant
48 reviews
.33 miles away
The Old Toll Bar Cafe
184 reviews
.91 miles away
Chainmail Restaurant
50 reviews
.29 miles away
Solway lodge hotel resturant
181 reviews
.73 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7 nearby attractions
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village
671 reviews
.63 miles away
Spoilt Spa at Smiths
71 reviews
.07 miles away
Hands Across the Border Cairn
25 reviews
.95 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
April 15, 2019|
Response from Jimpendrigh | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stephen I’m sorry to here of your predicament. I’m afraid we only visited as a tourist we don’t own the shop. Can I suggest you google the smithy shop phone number and call them direct or call the tourist information desk... More
Lesley J
August 9, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from cwu1 | 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
May 25, 2018|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from kmarchant34 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I recall paying into the museum. Think it was only a couple if pound each. Free parking