Things to do in the Gretna Green area

Located only two miles from the border town of Gretna Green, The Mill Forge is the ideal place to stay when enjoying the local attractions.

There are many diverse things to do in the Gretna Green area. Guests may visit museums, go shopping, explore Carlisle Castle, partake in adventure sports or simply enjoy the countryside.

Things to do in Gretna Green

Museums / Castles

  • The Devils Porridge museum tells of the world's biggest ammunition factory
  • Tullie House has many varied features which regularly change
  • The World Famous Blacksmith Shop is well worth a visit to learn the history of Gretna Green Weddings
  • The border outpost of Carlisle Castle is great place to explore
  • Vindolanda - the former fort on Hadrian's wall is less than an hours drive away
Things to do in Gretna Green


  • Activity centres such as Westlands offer go-karting, paintballing, clay pigeon shooting and many other adventure sports
  • With two of the 7Stanes mountain biking courses within an hours drive, keen mountain bikers of all abilities can enjoy world class trails


Things to do in Gretna Green

Soft Play / Farm Parks

  • There are soft play centres for young children at Annan (7 miles) Carlisle (12 miles) and Dumfries (24 miles)
  • There are farms parks at Dumfries (24 miles) and Carlisle (12 miles) where children of all ages can enjoy soft play, observing animals and outdoor activities

Most of the local areas double as both soft play and farm parks.


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