Once a location for runaway weddings, Gretna is a town seeped in romantic history.
Located at the border of Scotland and England, English couples flocked there in the 18th century to take advantage of Scotland’s more relaxed marriage laws.
Eloping or not, The Gables Hotel in Gretna is the ideal spot for a relaxed break.
The Gables Hotel is a Grade-II listed building built around the turn of the century.
Its elegant grounds include extensive lawns, stunning floral borders, trees with shady spots, and its own blacksmith’s anvil, where couples in Gretna would be married over in the 18th century.
It is an independent, family owned hotel which prioritises a warm and welcoming service.
There are a range of bedrooms available at The Gables Hotel.
Their classic bedrooms are traditional and comfortable, with en-suite bathrooms and modern, stylish furnishings,
Their four poster rooms have been designed to give an extra bit of pampering, with four poster beds and en suite bathrooms featuring a whirlpool bath and separate large shower. Guests are also spoiled with a selection of goodies and free WIFI.
Those really wanting to spoil themselves can opt for the premier suite which has its own private lounge area, 42” LCD TV and DVD player and a bathroom with a double whirlpool bath and separate double shower.
The restaurant in The Gables Hotel serves traditional Scottish dishes with a modern twist.
Dishes are created using the freshest local produce from quality suppliers and menus change seasonally to reflect the seasons
Typical dishes might include starters such as chicken liver parfait or twice-baked cheese soufflé and mains such as pan-roasted Scottish salmon or roast confit of duck leg with gnocchi, spinach and roast celeriac.
The restaurant’s wine list is carefully selected to ensure there is a wine to complement every dish and suit all tastes.
The spacious restaurant is suited equally to an intimate dinner for two or larger party celebration.
The Lounge Bar at The Gables Hotel is a more relaxed dining environment where guests can tuck into a selection of traditional favourites.
The bar is stocked with bottled beers and local ales, the finest Scottish malt whiskies and an extensive wine list.
Gretna Gateway outlet village is just a five minute stroll from the hotel and features discounted prices from brands like Marks & Spencer, Nike, Clarks and Cadbury.
Guests can also explore Gretna’s reputation as wedding location, including visiting the famous blacksmith’s shop on Gretna Green where English elopers have been getting married since 1754.
Indeed, you may even run into a couple who have just been married and become a part of the town’s history.
Separate Lounge Bar
Cancellations are non refundable.
Check in 2pm, check out 11am.
Children welcome; age 2 and under stay free, travel cots can be provided for a supplementary charge of £10. Ages 3-14 charged a supplement of £15 per child, meals payable as taken; payable directly to hotel. Max of 2 children.
Sorry, no pets permitted.
Free parking available.
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