Places To See Near Gretna
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The Gretna Area

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO SEE

Situated on the border between Scotland and England, the town of Gretna now famous worldwide for weddings is steeped in history. There are numerous attractions in the area surrounding Gretna that provide a fascinating historical insight from Roman times, whilst those looking to explore wildlife and natural beauty can enjoy the many glorious sites along the stunning Solway coast.

Lanercost Priory

Lanercost Priory

The beautiful and now tranquil setting of Augustinian Lanercost Priory belies an often troubled history.

OLD BLACKSMITHS SHOP

Gretna Blacksmiths

The Blacksmiths Shop at Gretna Green is the historic home of the anvil wedding and the centre of runaway love since 1754.

GRETNA GATEWAY

Gretna Gateway

Open 7 days a week including most Bank Holidays, Gretna Gateway Outlet Village is a Mecca for avid shoppers.

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrians Wall

Hadrian's Wall - The Northern frontier of a mighty empire that once covered the known world.

Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle

Besieged by King Edward I, Caerlaverock also saw action during the turbulent reign of Mary Queen of Scots.

Annandale Distillery

Annandale Distillery

Rescued by David Thomson & Teresa Church this once derelict distillery sprang back into life on November 2014.

THE Solway Coast

Solway Shoreline

The Solway Firth is the third largest estuary in the UK offering beautiful beaches and nature reserves.

THE DEVILS PORRIDGE MUSEUM

Devils Porridge

Telling the story of the greatest WW1 munitions factory the fascinating museum is open all year round.

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Wetlands Trust

Caerlaverock Wetland Centre is a rugged and beautiful destination offering open space and tranquil wildlife watching.