Gretna Green Ltd Reach Finals of Prestigious International Tourism Awards for New Immersive Attraction
- Gretna Green reaches final of the British Guild of Travel Writers International Tourism Awards
- The destination’s new attraction, “Famous Blacksmiths Gretna Green Experience” makes final shortlist for the ‘Best UK & Ireland Tourism Project’
Gretna Green Ltd, the award-winning wedding, hospitality, retail and experience destination, located in Dumfries & Galloway, has been nominated for a prestigious national tourism award. Gretna Green Ltd’s new Famous Blacksmiths Gretna Green Experience has been made a finalist in the ‘Best UK and Ireland Tourism Project’ category in the British Guild of Travel Writers International Tourism Awards. It is the UK’s first attraction dedicated to love and marriage and was launched in April this year.
As part of the new attraction, guests are taken on a magical journey of true love, starting with virtual chats with some of the original Anvil priests and ending with a 360-degree immersive show celebrating what love means to us all. This outstanding new UK visitor attraction explores the ‘World’s Greatest Love Story’ and everything that love and marriage means to us today. Guests can browse original love letters from the 1700s and learn from the Anvil priests themselves about how Gretna Green’s location on the border of Scotland made it the home of runaway romance. Visitors can even experience a ‘sneak peek’ of a wedding in action and have the chance to add their own love story to the wedding wall.
The attraction was initially shortlisted and has now been named as a finalist in the awards, which recognise excellence in tourism projects covering new arts, culture and travel ventures worldwide. The awards are voted for by members of the British Guild of Travel Writers and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London next month.
Isabel Rhodes, Chief Executive at Gretna Green Ltd, commented:
‘It’s a huge honour to have made the final stage of these prestigious awards and to stand beside some fantastic tourism organisations from across the UK and Ireland who have been nominated this year. Having launched the attraction earlier this year, to reach the final is an accolade, and true testament to the hard work of our teams in delivering a first-class tourism experience.
“The creation of The Famous Blacksmiths Gretna Green Experience has been an important evolution for our destination at the gateway to Scotland and will help to spark the many more love stories that are still to come ”
The Famous Blacksmiths Gretna Green Experience is open seven days a week.
With over 260 years of joining couples since 1754, Gretna Green Ltd is a world-class, award-winning wedding destination, and a 5-star visitor attraction, boasting two luxury hotels and restaurants, a food hall, eatery and retail shop, and the new Famous Blacksmiths Gretna Green Experience, situated in the stunning Scottish countryside.