Tourist Information

Located right on the border between England and Scotland, Gretna Gateway is the ideal place to stop on your journey.

Romantic and historic Gretna and Gretna Green are known the world over for their weddings (up to 4,000 or more weddings per year, in a village with a population of less than 4,000!). Weddings still take place on a daily basis at various wedding venues including the registrar’s office and The Old Blacksmith’s Shop Visitor Centre.

The historic city of Carlisle is just eight miles down the road and the World Heritage Site of Hadrians Wall and the stunning scenery of The Lake District are a mere 30-60 minutes drive away, so there’s plenty to do and see. Also, Dumfries and Galloway, often referred to as Scotland’s best-kept secret, offers a unique blend of fabulous scenery, glorious beaches, walks and cycling which can be as leisurely or as arduous as you choose, and peaceful tranquillity which is difficult to surpass.


Useful Contacts

Scottish Borders Tourist Information
01835 863170

Dumfries and Galloway Tourist Information
01387 253862

Carlisle Tourist Information
01228 598596

Penrith Tourist Information
01768 867466

Cumbria Tourist Information
01228 625600

Old Blacksmiths Shop
01461 336001

Burns National Heritage Park
01292 443700

National Trust for Scotland Southern Region
0131 458 0303

Windermere Lake Cruises
015394 43360

Rheged Discovery Centre
01768 868000

Carlisle Castle
01228 591922

Tullie House Museum
01228 618718