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Local Attractions

There is much more to do in the Gretna Green area than attending a Gretna Green wedding.

Local attractions include adventure sports, castles, museums, children's activity centres, shopping arcades and there are many outdoor pursuits such as golf courses and cycle tracks.

Dumfries and Galloway has spectacular scenery and a wide range of wildlife for visitors to explore and enjoy. The Lake District is only an hour away and within a half hour, visitors can explore the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders

Gretna Green Attractions

Castles & Museums

Visit some important historic sites and learn of the region's rich and varied history.

  • Carlisle Castle is an historic border outpost and is a great place to explore
  • Tullie House Museum in Carlisle is well worth a visit
  • The World Famous Blacksmith's Shop details the full history of Gretna Green weddings
  • The Devil's Porridge exhibition tells the story of the world's largest munitions factory
  • The Roman fort of Vindolanda on Hadrian's wall is less than an hour's drive away


Gretna Green Attractions

Soft Play & Children's Activities

Take your children to one for these places for a great day out.



Shop 'til you drop in one of the local shopping centres.


Gretna Green Attractions

Outdoor Pursuits

Explore the great outdoors with a range of activities

  • Powfoot Golf Course is a challenging mix of links and parkland holes
  • 7Stanes cycle tracks offer world class mountain bike trails for riders of all ability
  • Westlands Activity Centre offers a wide range of adventure sports such as quad biking, go-karting and clay-pigeon shooting
  • Wild Seasons offer information on various wildlife activities in the region


Wedding Packages from The Mill Forge Hotel near Gretna Green