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Famous Blacksmiths Shop

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Headless Cross, Gretna Green, Scotland
+44 1461 338441
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We stopped by this place on the way into Gretna Green andbit was well worth the time. We had read... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Patrick B
Our extra special wedding!

I can not recommend this hotel enough! Everything about it was fantastic. We stayed here as part of... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Poppyjackie
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“wedding venue” (37 reviews)
“smiths hotel” (40 reviews)
“conveyor belt” (11 reviews)
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Headless Cross, Gretna Green, Scotland
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+44 1461 338441
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"steeped in history"
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"food hall"
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"marriage room"
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"vow renewal"
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"lovely place"
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"well worth a visit"
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"on site"
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"ceremony"
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped by this place on the way into Gretna Green andbit was well worth the time. We had read about this place but was suprised at the size of venue and wished we had planned more time. The gift shop had some lovely items...More

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Patrick B, thank you for rating us 5 stars following your quick visit to Gretna Green. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I can not recommend this hotel enough! Everything about it was fantastic. We stayed here as part of the stay, marry and memory package. Our room was lovely, all of the staff were amazing and the food was to die for. The first night we...More

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Poppyjackie, congratulation on your wedding. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Smiths and your wedding at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop. We hope to welcome you back.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were planning our 2 week holiday in Scotland... Gretna was a logical place to stop on way up, and I had read about the spontaneous blessing the do. We were apprehensive that we couldn't pre-book this cheap (cheapest) ceremony, but hoped they would squeeze...More

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

alison l, thank you for your review. A lovely read and Frank will be very happy to read that you so much enjoyed your handfasting ceremony. We hope that you had a wonderful 2 weeks in Scotland.

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went here hoping to be able to view records ( or copies) of a family wedding which took place years ago. This was not possible as all records are held in Edinburgh. As for the place itself, the original cottage can be seen from...More

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

vicky42, thank you for your review. We are sorry that our visitor attraction was not as you expected to find it. Gretna Green has been a popular destination for over 250 years and in that time has seen many changes. Our location and our heritage...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Visited gretna just passing through. Lots of shops to buy trinkerty stuff and lots of whiskey. Beautiful place with a man playing bagpipes. £2.50 I think to go into the museum. Went to the maze which was fun and free. Does remind me of a...More

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

SJ P, thank you for your review. Nearly right on the admission rate: £3.50 and £2.75 concessions (under 12s free).

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This was an interesting place to visit but is much too commercialised for weddings in my opinion. I enjoyed reading about the history of Gretna but don't understand why people still want to get married there. While we were there there were two weddings taking...More

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Folkspot, thank you for your review. Take some time to read the TripAdvisor reviews from couples. That might help you understand why. While you weren't touched by the magic we are very happy to know that you enjoyed learning about the history while you visited.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous place our wedding day was made to feel very special to us by the team at the blacksmiths. Couldn't fault them. Please ignore the channel 4 programme it's nothing like that, yes there were other weddings that day but we were made to...More

Thank hay40
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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

hay40, congratulations on your wedding day. We are delighted that you had such a special time.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I would like to say what a great experience it was having the Anvil Blessing, we where very apprehensive because we did not really know what to expect but we was put at ease by Ian our guide, he was fantastic right from the start...More

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Adrianfsanders, congratulations on your blessing. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

absolutely fabulous experience better than our wedding day everyone made us feel so welcome and did everything possible to make our day memorable

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

mjwebby, congratulations on your vow renewal. We are very happy to know you had such a memorable day.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Our coach stopped at Gretna Green for a change of drivers. We had a lovely light lunch from a wide range of food in the restaurant before walking round the large display of souvenirs, clothing food and drink to purchase. With the time limited stop...More

Thank John H
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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

John H, thank you for your five star review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Shirindordi
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
We got married there so we didn’t pay. Would have thought it would say on their website. Somebody did say was open for a few hours a day.
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Response from david c | Reviewed this property |
Yes I did this and saved £,s
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Basil B
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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.
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