Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel is a luxurious 4-star boutique hotel located right next to the world-famous Old Blacksmith’s Shop in Gretna Green, where eloping couples have tied the knot over an anvil since 1754, making it one of the world’s most romantic destinations.

Designer bedrooms offer guests a spacious living environment, complete with contemporary fireplace, king-sized bed, complimentary Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. Balcony rooms feature panoramic views of the Dumfriesshire countryside and the rolling Langholm Hills.

Share a signature cocktail, Smiths sparkling anvil for two, in the chic lounge bar before sitting down to award-winning Scottish cuisine in the Chainmail restaurant. Or perhaps you’d like to indulge in an afternoon tea picnic, with a Scottish picnic rug, traditional wicker hamper and vintage-style crockery.

Explore the surrounding area or relax and be pampered from head to toe in Spoilt at Smiths, the hotel’s on-site beauty salon. Smiths at Gretna Green Hotel is just off junction 22 of the A74(M), the key motorway linking England and Scotland, and 10 minutes drive north of Carlisle, close to the A75 Stranraer euro-route.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (80 cars)
  • Beauty salon
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 56 Bedrooms
  • 5 Meeting rooms
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Lift(s)
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Safe deposit
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Accessible public areas

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019 Winner
2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence
Green Tourism Silver Award

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Bedrooms & Suites

Deluxe Double Room

Boutique style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, digital TV/radio, DVD player, safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Deluxe rooms feature a king-sized bed, a generous seating area and a contemporary wall-mounted fireplace. The en suite bathroom offers a full-length bath with an overhead power shower. In the evening, mood lighting creates a relaxed, romantic ambience.

Deluxe Twin Room

Boutique style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, digital TV/radio, DVD player, safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Deluxe rooms feature a king-sized bed, a generous seating area and a contemporary wall-mounted fireplace. The en suite bathroom offers a full-length bath with an overhead power shower. In the evening, mood lighting creates a relaxed, romantic ambience.

Adapted Double Room

In addition to our deluxe double room we also have 3 adapted rooms here at Smiths for those with special needs – please feel free to contact us regarding these rooms.

Adapted Twin Room

In addition to our deluxe twin room we also have 3 adapted rooms here at Smiths for those with special needs – please feel free to contact us regarding these rooms.

Family Room

All the features of a Deluxe Double room but with much more... our family rooms have sleeping spaces for the young and not so young separated by the spacious family bathroom, offering some privacy for you (and the kids!).The super king-size bed for the adults offer extra space or you can choose to have it separated into two singles, the family room also features a family sized television and DVD player. Whilst for the kids only, full size bunk beds, each with their very own television and personal lighting.Travel cots can also be provided at no extra charge.

Balcony Room

As you enter your Balcony Room at Smiths, you will see a panorama of the Dumfriesshire countryside and the rolling Langholm Hills, whatever the season or weather! Why not open the double doors and take in the magnificent views here at Smiths Hotel in the village of Gretna Green.In addition to the standard features of the Double Deluxe Accommodation, a Smiths Balcony room features a chaise longue, perfect to relax on and enjoy the scenery… and with extra living space our Balcony room is a favourite with couples looking to escape from it all.

Thistle Suite

Pamper yourself and stay in our luxury bridal suite at Smiths Hotel in Gretna Green and enjoy all that the Thistle has to offer! Situated at the top of the hotel, this bridal suite is directly opposite the Penthouse Apartment.Recently refurbished using striking modern fabrics and designs, the Thistle suite also has views out across the Gretna Green countryside; open plan, the Thistle retains a cosy feel with the bedroom set apart by half walls.The luxurious corner sofa sits in front of the contemporary wall-mounted fire, with a large television perfect to relax and watch a movie. And, if you move from the lounge to the bedroom, with a super-king size bed, you’ll find it has it’s very own television and DVD player.Another striking feature of the Thistle? Double doors open into the bathroom with its central contemporary roll top bath where you can sip your champagne and listen to your favourite music playing. With its double shower and individual hand basins you’ll feel very pampered indeed in this luxury bridal suite.Bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries are also provided for your use.

Penthouse Apartment

For that special occasion when visiting Scotland look no further than Smiths Hotel in Gretna Green and book to stay in our luxury Penthouse Suite. Imagine yourself entering our stunning Penthouse Apartment through double doors into the open plan dining room where a sumptuous soft corner sofa looks out onto your first balcony and is set around the wall fire, a large LCD television and DVD player. This luxury bridal suite is the ultimate place to relax.Turn left through double doors to the spacious, indulgent bedroom with a fantastic feature bed which, at the flick of the switch, reveals a huge 40” LCD screen at the foot of the bed... Access to your 2nd roof terrace is gained from the bedroom area where you can enjoy the best views across the rolling Scottish countryside offered by Smiths.Cross the room to your captivating bathroom where you’ll find the huge Jacuzzi bath as the centrepiece as well as a spacious shower made for 2 – you even have a hand basin each! A flat screen TV is also a feature above the bath should you wish to enjoy a film while you unwind amongst the bubbles.Bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries are provided for your use during your stay in this honeymoon suite.

Bensmoor 1 Bedroom Cottage

With two 2-bed suites and four 1-bed suites to choose from, these spacious, new luxury suites adjacent to our boutique hotel are ideal for couples looking for a romantic break or for families looking to have a Smiths experience but with the added bonus of having kitchenette facilities should you need them.The luxury collection of six beautifully-furnished serviced suites situated in the heart of romantic Gretna Green and overlooking the internationally-renowned Famous Blacksmiths Shop was completed in May 2013 and complement our Smiths style perfectly. Just like Smiths, the Bensmoor Suites also offer free parking and complimentary WiFi.Fashioned within charming single-storey cottages built in the local Scottish vernacular, this innovative premium accommodation at the gateway to Scotland is perfect for independent travellers, families and wedding groups or corporate sector professionals seeking private high-quality accommodation for extended stays.

Bensmoor 2 Bedroom Cottage

With two 2-bed suites and four 1-bed suites to choose from, these spacious, new luxury suites adjacent to our boutique hotel are ideal for couples looking for a romantic break or for families looking to have a Smiths experience but with the added bonus of having kitchenette facilities should you need them.The luxury collection of six beautifully-furnished serviced suites situated in the heart of romantic Gretna Green and overlooking the internationally-renowned Famous Blacksmiths Shop was completed in May 2013 and complement our Smiths style perfectly. Just like Smiths, the Bensmoor Suites also offer free parking and complimentary WiFi.Fashioned within charming single-storey cottages built in the local Scottish vernacular, this innovative premium accommodation at the gateway to Scotland is perfect for independent travellers, families and wedding groups or corporate sector professionals seeking private high-quality accommodation for extended stays.

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Food & Drink

Chainmail Restaurant

The Chainmail Restaurant offers guests award-winning cuisine in designer-chic surrounds - a floor-to-ceiling cordon helps to create a striking mirrored space - with spotlights and warm woody tones. You would be forgiven for thinking that you were dining in the heart of the country's capital. The head chef at the hotel works with local producers to reduce food miles, whilst retaining the restaurant's international appeal. Where possible, ingredients are sourced from the surrounding area and coastline, and, on occasion, from the adjacent farmland, which is part of the family estate. Starters are truly eclectic, such as beef consommé, with oxtail ravioli, thyme jelly and carrot foam, or mojito-flavoured, diver-caught scallops. Meat features heavily on the menu, with Scottish steaks butchered by Cranston's of Penrith and lamb sourced from within 25 miles of the hotel. To finish, desserts are equally imaginative, and include Smith's signature sweet based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

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Bar & Lounge

Sink into a luxurious crushed-velvet sofa; enjoy a delicious lunchtime treat from the full lounge menu; and surf the net with free Wi-Fi and double hook-up points for laptops. The bar area is strikingly lit with a contrast of colours, whereas the lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows which allows natural daylight to soften the space. The extensive lounge menu features dishes to share, such as hot box camembert, breakfast-inspired bites, salads, sandwiches, favourite Italian dishes, and an excellent range of mains, including a selection of homemade pies - try Smiths steak, ale and haggis pie with creamy mash potato - and dishes from the Far East and Asia. At the bar, drinks do not disappoint, with an inspired range of cocktails, some unique to Smiths. Try Smiths popular rum-based strawberry daiquiri or order a martini, shaken not stirred, at a reduced price during the James Bond track. There are plenty of sharing cocktails, including Smiths signature sparkling anvil for two, the perfect pre-dinner aperitif to a romantic evening meal.

Afternoon Tea

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting – savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, banana bread, carrot cake, macaroons, lemon tarts, white chocolate fudge, marshmallows and delectable finger sandwiches, all accompanied by a pot of freshly brewed tea. At Smiths, afternoon tea is something of a ritual, with a Scottish picnic rug to dress your table, a traditional wicker hamper and even vintage-style crockery to add to the occasion. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in the bar and lounge. Afternoon tea can be booked in advance, at a special price, when booking your room via classicbritishhotels.com.

Private Dining

The unique surroundings of Smiths at Gretna Green present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.

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Spa & Health

Beauty Salon

Thoroughly spoil yourself in the hotel's beauty salon, Spoilt at Smiths. Start with a sublime Shirodhara massage (raindrop therapy), where a stream of heated oil is gently poured onto your third eye, or take part in a couples massage lesson and practice professional massage techniques on each other. Brides to be take note, Spoilt at Smiths won 'Scottish Make-up Artist of the Year' at the prestigious INAA Awards 2013, so you're in safe hands. It's little wonder that it is described as a 'salon with day spa ethos.' Relax and be pampered from head to toe in a candlelit treatment suite: Ahh… bliss!

  • Treatment suites
  • Hair salon

Spa Treatments

A full range of spa treatments, using Guinot, Wella, GHD and OPI products, are available to book.

  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Body wraps & scrubs
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Cosmetic
  • Manicures & pedicures
  • Eyebrows & lashes
  • Make-up
  • Waxing
  • Tanning
  • For mothers-to-be
  • For men

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Location

Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway DG16 5EA, Scotland, Great Britain

A74(M)/J22
M6/J45


  • Gretna Green Train Station (0.5 miles)
  • Carlisle Train Station (10.5 miles)

  • Carlisle Airport (13.25 miles)
  • Newcastle Airport (65 miles)

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Places to Visit

Famous Blacksmiths Shop -

The Famous Blacksmiths Shop has stood in Gretna Green since 1712 and is the reason Gretna is the UK’s marriage Mecca. It is here that runaway English couples have tied the knot over an anvil since 1754. The Gretna Green Story exhibition is told through a fascinating collection of memorabilia and artefacts. Relive the anticipation of countless couples who have fled to Gretna Green in the dead of night awaiting the moment when the blacksmith priest will strike the anvil and declare: “Under the ancient rights and laws of Scotland you are now man and wife.”

Meetings & Events

Houston

200

Theatre

112

Cabaret

200

Banquet

120

Classroom

2.75m

High

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

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