In Scotland’s idyllic southern region of Dumfries and Galloway, you’ll discover the quaint village of Gretna Green, most famous for being considered the marriage capital of the UK, as for years young English couples would cross the border into Scotland to elope. The village grew substantially when 30,000 homes were built for munitions workers during the First World War, and now include many hotels and B&Bs for visitors wanting to explore the town's history. Or perhaps you'll want to be like one of the many couples who have been flocking to Gretna Green since 1754 to tie the knot.
Getting Married in Gretna Green
If you’re looking for a historical, unique, and romantic place to get married, then Gretna Green might be the destination for you. The local Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is the place where couples have been married for hundreds of years, say your vow before the smithy’s anvil to stay true to this wonderful tradition.
Visit the World’s Largest World War I Munitions Factory
The Devil’s Porridge in Eastriggs once stretched some nine miles long, and for a long time following its construction was the world’s largest munitions factory. Today you can visit the Devil’s Porridge Museum, and learn the important history of the twelve thousand Munitions Girls who helped to win the war.
If you’re looking to set-off from Gretna Green to visit famed nearby ruins such as Sweetheart Abbey and Comlongon Castle, then use the Expedia search tool to book your local hotel today.