Gretna’s Famous Blacksmiths in Dumfries and Galloway

Forge your own memorable experience at Gretna’s Famous Blacksmith Shop! This famous attraction located in Gretna Green makes for a great day trip with the family and has plenty of features to keep everyone in the family entertained on their visit, including the kids!

What is there to do at Gretna's Famous Blacksmith Shop?

The Famous Blacksmith Shop comes with over 250 years of history. The shop was known as the home of runaway love for almost 300 years and has now become a 5-star visitor attraction. The shop with its own Scottish Museum offers a shopping filled family day out with an award-winning food hall and licensed dining.

When visitors arrive they will be greeted by a magnificent sculpture garden, surrounded by rolling fields and Highland and Belted Galloway cattle. Near the car park, there are 2 different adventure play areas for children to keep them entertained. Guests can also take on the giant 70 by a 40-metre maze that forms the shape of 2 wedding rings interlocking.

The atmospheric shop contains story phones and background audio of young lovers making their escape to Gretna Green from almost 250 years ago in the Gretna Green Story Exhibition.

The overall wedding theme of the attraction makes it a perfect destination for couples to visit and discover the history of love and marriages at the shop. With a coach museum that features royal carriages, stagecoaches and many other vintage items, there is plenty to discover here at this famous attraction!

  • Open from 9 AM to 5.30 PM April to May
  • Open from 9 AM to 6 PM June to September
  • Open from 9 AM to 5 PM October to March
  • Free access to most of the grounds
  • Exhibition area tickets are required
  • Tickets for adults are £3.50
  • Concession tickets £2.75
  • Children under 12 visit for free

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