Internet matchmaking may have made eloping to Gretna seem a little dated.
And yet there is no denying that a getaway to the border village still holds a certain 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 at Greens at Gretna.
Water gardens in grounds
Not so long ago, 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.
This offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in double or twin room with a full cooked breakfast in the morning plus two courses from the a la carte menu at dinner.
The offer 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 March 2018
The offer is available seven days a week and is valid from the start of August all the way up to the end of March 2018.
This means it would be ideal for a summer break, an autumn getaway or even a winter warmer. It could also be used a way to break a journey if you have a long journey to the North or South scheduled.
If you really like to plan ahead, it would also make a fun Christmas gift.
Bookings made for January 2018 will receive a box of chocolates in the room on arrival.
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 a 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.
Supplements will apply to some dishes.
Greens at Gretna has lots of admirers on TripAdvisor. These are excerpts from longer reviews:
‘Very nice. Lovely large room and very comfortable HUGE bed. Would definitely recommend! Very clean. Nice communal areas and good menu in restaurant. First hotel in Scotland as you leave England. Opposite the outlet shopping village.’
‘Fantastic stay. We stayed at Greens for two nights… The hotel is nice and contemporary. Bar stayed open nice and late for residents… Only a quick walk away from Gretna Outlet and just off the M6. Breakfast was lovely and lots of choice. Would definitely recommend a stay here if visiting Gretna.’
‘Excellent place to stay… Used Greens on a number of occasions… always found the place welcoming and a great place to stay. The staff are friendly and the food great. I found the beds comfortable and the facilities satisfactory. Ample parking and walking distance from the Gretna Outlet centre!’
The prospect of a ring on their 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.