This Gretna Tour is… Just Right!

Travelling both north and south of the border, our engaging Gretna tour takes in Drumlanrig Castle and a day in the Lake District with a scenic Ullswater cruise. In Gretna, we visit the famous Gretna Blacksmiths Shop and the fascinating Devil’s Porridge Museum, where it was important they got it… just right!


Watch this video for a look at Drumlanrig Castle

Click here for a look at the Devil's Porridge Museum

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Drumlanrig Castle & Dumfries
This morning, we visit majestic Drumlanrig Castle, one of Britain’s grandest castles and a treasure-trove of delights. With impressive gardens and breath-taking views across the Nith Valley, the castle is one of the finest examples of 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland. We enjoy a guided tour before travelling to Dumfries for some time at leisure.

Day 3 Ullswater Cruise & Lowther Castle
Today, we enjoy a day out combining an Ullswater cruise with a visit to the award-winning Lowther Castle and Gardens. Embarking at Pooley Bridge, we enjoy a 65 minute cruise across the lake to Glenridding where our coach will be waiting. Afterwards we make the short journey to Lowther Castle. On arrival, we hear a 10 minute introductory talk before exploring the dramatic castle ruins and grand, rediscovered gardens at leisure.

Day 4 Gretna
We spend time in Gretna today, taking in the fascinating and interactive Devil’s Porridge Museum where we hear the remarkable story of the “Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth”. We also visit the historic, world-famous Gretna Blacksmiths Shop where we discover the history of runaway romance in the museum and exhibition.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Gretna Hall Hotel & Blacksmiths

Gretna Green
AAA Central Location Double for Single Occupancy
Built in 1710, the Gretna Hall Hotel is steeped in history and recently benefited from a refurbishment. Offering a good standard of accommodation, all 97 well equipped bedrooms contain a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a comfortable bar that offers regular entertainment as well as a stylish restaurant. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of the Gretna Retail Outlet and Gretna town centre. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Gretna Hall Hotel

Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £284pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement £71

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Guided tour of Drumlanrig Castle
• One way Ullswater cruise Pooley Bridge - Glenridding
• Entrance to Lowther Castle & Gardens
• Entrance to Devil’s Porridge Museum
• Entrance to Blacksmiths Shop Museum & Exhibition