The number of young couples eloping to Gretna – with angry parents in hot pursuit – is well down on historical figures.
And yet there is no denying that a getaway to the border village still holds a certain illicit romance.
Not to mention great shopping opportunities at the Gretna outlet centre.
Combine shopping with a little romance – shomance? – thanks to today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay with dinner spend at Greens at Gretna.
Water gardens in grounds
In recent times, the hotel had a £1 million refurbishment and it looks fabulous. As well as a spacious, contemporary interior, it has gorgeous water gardens – perfect for a hand-in-hand stroll with your nearest and dearest.
Option one of the Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in double or twin room with a full cooked breakfast in the morning. Option two adds a £15 per person dinner spend.
The Big Deal also includes two tickets to Gretna Museum so you can explore Gretna’s once scandalous reputation as a hotbed for runaway marriages.
Valid until end of April
The offer is available seven days a week and is valid all the way up to the end of April 2019.
This means it would be ideal for a winter or early spring getaway. It could also be used as a way to break the journey if you have a long journey to the North or South scheduled.
Generously sized rooms
Bright and airy, the double and twin rooms are very generous in size and, of course, they are all ensuite with flat screen TVs plus hot drinks facilities.
The stylish restaurant at Greens at Gretna has an à la carte menu which is packed with popular options.
Among the starters, the New York clam chowder, prawn cocktail and baby back ribs are always a big hit.
Popular main courses include the butterflied chicken in a tequila marinade; crab cakes and the sizzling fajitas. There is a also a range of burgers, salads and a grill section to choose from.
Greens at Gretna has lots of admirers on TripAdvisor. These are excerpts from longer reviews:
‘Really nice hotel. Stayed here on… a 5pm DBB deal. Hotel was nice, staff friendly and nice food too. Nice big room with balcony/robes etc and very clean. Bar reasonably priced too and also nice. Great value for money for the deal we had and would definitely return.’
‘25th anniversary celebration. Fourteen of us stayed here and booked five rooms… each room was fantastic! Clean, bright and tastefully decorated. The reception area was lovely to relax and have a drink in and plenty of room for the kids to enjoy. Breakfast was lovely too. Will def be back!’
‘Fantastic stay from start to finish. Beautiful spacious clean room. Food was lovely… Every member of staff was very helpful and friendly and always on hand… Great stay would recommend and will be back soon.’
This visitor enjoyed a meal at the hotel:
‘Excellent meal with fiancé… lounge area which was comfy and cosy. Food was good value, cooked well and served quickly. We even stayed for a few cheeky cocktails. Well worth the visit.’
The prospect of a ring on the finger still draws many couple to Gretna but today’s Big Deal from Greens at Gretna offers an altogether less stressful reason for visiting.
A spot of shopping, a lot of relaxation, great food and perhaps a little romance.
If that sounds like the kind of getaway you could pledge to then say ‘I do’ to today’s Big Deal.