Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. It is in Dumfriesshire, near the mouth of the River Esk and was historically the first village in Scotland, following the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh. Gretna Green railway station serves both Gretna Green and Gretna. The Quintinshill rail crash, the worst rail crash in British history (226 recorded deaths), occurred near Gretna Green in 1915.
Things to do in Gretna Green
3.5 based on 119 reviews
Large self service restaurant in tourist complex which has some nice, if pricey, shops.
Had pasta with vegetables for lunch, and rather odd it was, certainly not very italian in style, with overdone pasta, more akin to noodles. Flavour had a hint of the east somewhere but I was quite unable to discern what it was. Rather small helping on small plate too, designated as the "chef's special", and priced at £6.99. Decent tuna Sandwich, but not overly cheap either.
Not sure would rush back.
4.5 based on 156 reviews
I was one of a large group who visited for a pre-booked high tea. Excellent quality of food, hot, tasty and served with a smile and by friendly staff.
Great menu choice of and good size portions.
I would certainly recommend this and visit again when in the area.
4.5 based on 123 reviews
Sunday lunch for us today, the food was lovely, meat was cooked to perfection and the accompanying veg, yorkshires and potatoes were good. Service was excellent, made to feel very welcome and checked we were happy with everything. Desserts were excellent and left feeling very contented and glad we went.
4.5 based on 90 reviews
we are situated on the beautiful Solway coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty. we try to keep our supplies local when we can. haafnet fishing in the summer brings fresh Solway salmon, sea trout and sea bass. we have a wealth of local wildlife, a vast amount of sea birds. we are also on the roman wall walk. in 2013 we also started bed and breakfast accommodation. so come and try us.
We visited the Highland Laddie for Sunday lunch. We were made very welcome and shown into the dining room, which was very pleasant . The only fault I could find was there wasn't a choice of meal for the sunday lunch , but it didn't...MoreI am sorry we don't offer an alternative to the traditional sunday lunch our kitchen is not big enough to make meals from the menu.
3.5 based on 316 reviews
Stopped off on the way home from Edinburgh to get something to eat and to watch Celtic beat Aberdeen. We both ordered the roast beef which was Lovely, very enjoyable. We shared a cheesecake after with ice cream and that was nice too.
There were plenty of screens in the sports bar but the jukebox was left on during the football drowning out the commentary. That was a bit annoying but not a big deal.
I'd be happy to
4 based on 47 reviews
-Staff were / are magnificent, very polite and seem to genuinely care about the product and service that goes with it
-Lovely setting, very cosy and welcoming
-The A la Carte was way overpriced for what it was
-Food well cooked, but not hot enough
We would come again, but stick to the bar menu. As stated, the staff are great, thank you to them.
3.5 based on 106 reviews
Went shopping at the gateway and popped in for a cuppa and a bite to eat sandwiches and cakes were lovely and reasonably priced made a change from the more popular coffee establishment a bit further along would visit again
4 based on 108 reviews
Not sure about this place. A deceiving look about it. You go in thinking the queue is short, only to find hardly any tables available. The table we did get was so wobbly it was like eating on the Atlantic Ocean. Can’t stand that. Either fix it of throw it out. We moved, and so will everyone else. Who wants to spill hot coffee over yourself and your partner?
3.5 based on 96 reviews
Travelling on a Lochs and Glens Coach tour and stopped there for late lunch break i had a meal which i enjoyed steak pie veg and mash potatos which i throughly enjoyed also thought the price was excellent
4.5 based on 127 reviews
Top value for money, with staff who are friendly and like a bit of banter despite being run off their feet when we were there. The place was busy with a great atmosphere and some of the best value good quality food we have had in many a long time.
Worth dropping in if you are visiting Gretna, and worth while taking the short detour off the motorway.
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