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Famous Blacksmiths Shop

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Address: Headless Cross, Gretna Green, Scotland
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+44 1461 338441
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Nice visit

We popped by here with a free ticket to the exhibition. A few shops to look round, a maze, the exhibition and a restaurant. Nice toilets also if you are using it as a service... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Joanne F
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We popped by here with a free ticket to the exhibition. A few shops to look round, a maze, the exhibition and a restaurant. Nice toilets also if you are using it as a service stop while traveling. Passed a hour and a half for us as we slowly had a wander round.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a hand fasting Anvil blessing after being married for 8 years. The gentleman who conducted the service Frank was absolutely wonderful, such a lovely man made us feel special and very welcome! He performed a beautiful service and even took lots of photographs for us as there was only my husband and I there. We... More 

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this review

debbieclough, thank you for your lovely comments and congratulations on your recent blessing. Frank will be over the moon to read your review :-) More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very entertaining visit. Lovely little museum telling the story behind Gretna Green and the reason why young couples ran away to get married there. Very informative staff on hand. Lots of things to see and places to shop or have some lunch. Highly recommended.

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this review

gkfisch, thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable visit. More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and wife "now" got married here and it was fantastic, credit to the owners..we didn't know what to expect but exceeded our expectations. Everyone was helpful and the bagpiper was outstanding, it is authentic and magical and I'm sure you won't get that feel anywhere else around and I wouldn't of done it anywhere else. We can't thank everyone... More 

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this review

Arron P, congratulations on your wedding and thank you for your lovely review. More 

Gretna Green, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

to go into the blacksmiths building its a rip off so didn't go in. Good gift shop and food hall depending what your looking at prices vary.

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this review

Helena B, thank you for your review. So sorry that you thought the rate of £3.75 for adults; £3.00 concessions and free for children under 12 years was a rip off for the museum. It's housed within the historic building, which is very atmospheric in its own right. There's lots to see and learn throughout the building and you get... More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here on our recent 5 day coach break to Scotland. The sun was shining and it was so pleasant to sit outside in March and feel the warmth of the sun's rays. What a lovely place! Enjoyed browsing in the Old Blacksmith's Shop where friendly staff were on hand if you needed them. Such a nice clean place... More 

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this review

susimann, thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Gretna Green...where the sun always shines :-) More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I'm honest the best thing about Blacksmiths shop is the staff. The museum its self was ok but held little interest to me. We went in all the shops associated with the site. The Whiskey shop staff were friendly had great knowledge and all in all great to pass the time of day with. Would highly recommend the shops... More 

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this review

grizzmace, thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the welcome you received and were well looked after. More 

Whitby, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered around the Blacksmiths shop and the few other shops in the vicinity. Wasn't that impressed. Very friendly assistants. Huge amount of trinkets and anything remotely "Scottish". Most seemed aimed at Japanese (?) tourists and expensive. Bought a coffee from one of 5 help yourself machines, and a cream bun. Bun was only average - coffee was surprisingly good. Wouldn't... More 

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Thank IJ52
Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this review

IJ52, thank you for your review. So sorry you were not touched by the magic of Gretna Green. We do have visitors from all over the world and our aim is to give a true feeling for people who come to Gretna Green that they are not only embraced by our romantic heritage but they get a sense of the... More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to get married. Steeped in history and character, warm friendly atmosphere & lovely staff. If you want something intimate & personal this is definitely the place to get married.

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Thank JaneC1971
Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this review

JaneC1971, congratulations on your wedding and thank you for your lovely review. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to come by for a visit on Monday 27th before we left Gretna - we married at the Anvil Hall on Saturday 25th Feb. Lovely little place nice feel. Shops are quite expensive comparing prices to elsewhere. We went in to the Gretna Green Story which we really enjoyed and were thrilled to be asked to be whitnesses for... More 

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Susan A, Manager at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, responded to this review

Congratulations on your wedding and thank you for your lovely review. More 

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