Gretna Green Announces Its Summer Of Love

  •     Iconic destination launches a bespoke ‘love package’ for the perfect summer staycation
  • Package to include ancient ‘handfasting ceremony’ where visitors can cement their love for each other during their stay
  •     The Summer of Love offer to be available from July 2022


Gretna Green, The Home of Romance, rebellion, and runaway marriages, is celebrating all things love this summer as it launches a bespoke new offering.

The limited edition package will include a night’s stay at Gretna Hall Hotel, a meal for two at one of Gretna Green’s fabulous restaurants, a bespoke Anvil Handfasting Ceremony over the iconic Blacksmiths anvil and to toast and celebrate in style, a delectable love-inspired limited edition ‘Summer of Love’ cocktail designed by resident mixologist, Yash Dhiman.

Visitors will also receive tickets to the recently launched Famous Blacksmiths Gretna Green Experience – the UK’s first attraction dedicated to love and marriage – where they will be taken through a history of marriage through time and become a part of the World’s Greatest Love Story. With Gretna Green marrying couples from as far back as 1754, visitors can learn all about the many different love stories spanning across the decades.

As part of the visit to Gretna Green, couples will also partake in a handfasting ceremony – a traditional practice where a ribbon is wrapped around each person’s hands ‘binding’ their love for one another. The perfect way to make a romantic break extra special and totally unique.

The iconic destination at the gateway to Scotland, historically known as The Original Home of Romance, is also home to unique experiences and delicious eateries for all the family. Set in the stunning Scottish countryside, it boasts two luxury hotels, and is the perfect place for a summer staycation.

In addition, because of its ideal location near the English border, it offers a great day out for travellers passing through the South of Scotland on their way up North, or vice versa.

Isabel Rhodes, CEO of the Gretna Green Ltd family estate, said: “We pride ourselves on being a unique and interesting place to visit, offering something for everyone. There really is no place like Gretna Green!

“We want to showcase all we have to offer here at Gretna Green and welcome you all from across the UK to join us in celebrating a Summer Of Love”.

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