Cheap Hotels in Gretna
Solway Lodge Hotel
Hunters Lodge Hotel
Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.
Surrone House Hotel
Near a train station
Bojangles B&B Hotel
In a shopping district
Hotels in Gretna
Gretna is a town in Dumfries and Galloway, southern Scotland. Historically linked to weddings because of the more liberal marriage laws in Scotland, Gretna and the surrounding area is a popular tourist destination.
Gretna's claim to fame arose in 1753 when an Act of Parliament, Lord Hardwicke's Marriage Act, was passed in England. The Act stated that if both of those who wish to marry were not at least 21 years old, their parents had to give consent. Due to England and Scotland being different countries, the Act did not apply in Scotland, whose laws allowed boys and girls to marry at 14 and 12 respectively, without parental consent. As a result of this Act, many fled England, and the first Scottish town they reached was often Gretna.
Follow the romance trail of Dumfries & Galloway and discover the sweet side of the region's history:
Step inside the ancient Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths' Shop, where the past is eerily brought to life as you pass through the narrow walls under the low ceiling. Listen to the voices of a frantic young couple as they dash over the border in a fascinating audio-visual display. Examine letters, telegrams and marriage certificates of those who defied relatives to follow their hearts, and telegraphs from frantic parents desperate to stop wayward daughters.
Continue with a visit to the Coach Museum which houses a rare collection of 19th-century coaches and other historic modes of transport. Marvel at the magnificent royal carriage, the State Landau, used by King William IV and Queen Adelaide. You'll even find some of the actual coaches which transported couples from across England to their weddings at Gretna Green.
Take a pleasant stroll through the Sculpture Garden and enjoy the world famous statue ‘Gretna Green Lovers'. Navigate the twists and turns of the Courtship Maze and hope that your partner for life is waiting in the centre.
Get married at Gretna!
Looking for a traditional Gretna Green experience? For just £530 you can get married at Gretna with the Blacksmiths Wedding Package. A favourite by far, it's a perfect choice if it's just you and your partner, and includes witnesses and photography. Alternatively for £1,000 you could opt for the ‘Grand Opening' Package, which includes a meal for 10, drinks package and evening snack.
Weddings that don't break the bank.
Restaurants, pubs and hotels
Visit the custom-built Whisky House where you can sample and buy some of the finest single malts. There is also interesting footage to view, giving insight into whisky production.
The Gretna Inn, Gretna is a traditional coaching inn, featuring oak beams and a traditional menu. The food is highly recommended – from the steak pie to haggis, neeps and tatties.
As one of the leading wedding Gretna hotels, you are assured a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at The Solway Lodge. A family run hotel, it aims to provide the perfect accommodation for wedding parties and of course those just getting away from it all.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Gretna
What are the most booked hotels in Gretna?Days Inn By Wyndham Gretna Green M74, The Gables Hotel and Greens at Gretna are some of the popular hotels in Gretna.
What is the lowest price for a double room in Gretna?The cheapest price for a double room in Gretna is £2, offered by Days Inn By Wyndham Gretna Green M74.
If I want to stay in the center of Gretna, which hotels shall I consider?The best hotels near the center of Gretna are The Gables Hotel, Greens at Gretna and Days Inn By Wyndham Gretna Green M74.
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