Multifunctional hotel close to the England/Scotland border
Situated in the heart of the town of Gretna, which lies on the Scottish side of the England/Scotland border, the Gables Hotel Gretna is an ideal destination for those visiting the north of England, the south of Scotland, or making the journey between the two.
As well as offering accommodation for leisure tourists, this establishment is also capable of lodging corporate guests and hosting business meetings and conferences. It is also geared up as a wedding venue, something that historically has proven very useful in this region. Thanks to laxer Scottish laws, many couples have eloped to Gretna and nearby Gretna Green to be wed.
The hotels 25 stylishly decorated guestrooms all feature en-suite bathroom facilities, desk and chair, flat-screen television, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities. Those looking to enjoy a truly splendid trip may want to upgrade to a bridal room (complete with four poster bed) or the Alisa Suite, which includes a lounge area, a double whirlpool bath and separate double shower.
The Gables Restaurant is popular with both guests and locals alike. Serving breakfast in the morning and an ever changing a la carte menu throughout the day and evening, the eatery sources the finest local and sensibly sourced ingredients to ensure that meals taste as good as they possibly can.
A cosy lounge bar is an ideal place for guests to sit back and take stock of the world. The well-stocked bar features a number of bottled beers, local real ales, malt whisky and an extensive wine list.
With convenient access to Edinburgh and Glasgow to the north and Carlisle and Newcastle to the south, the Gables Hotel Gretna is a suitable location for those looking to host a business meeting. As well as accommodating conferences, meetings and seminars, team building exercises are also popular thanks to the hotel garden and grounds and nearby golf courses.
With over 5000 marriages in the town each year, its not surprising that the Gables Hotel offers a variety of wedding packages including ceremonies and receptions. Each wedding is overseen by a professional coordinator whom ensures everything goes according to plan. As lavish as the party likes, these weddings are a long way off of those hurried ceremonies of days gone past. Many brides and grooms elect to book the whole hotel to accommodate guests. Of course the bridal suite is reserved for the newlywed couple only.
Aside from weddings, Gretna is a small quiet town. Gretna Gateway Outlet Park is a retail park specialising in discount factory shops. A small number of pubs are available for a quiet night out. Even the long-established football club went out of business in 2008. A new club, Gretna FC 2008, has now been founded and plays home games at Raydale Park, home of the former team.
Gretna is, however, the gateway to Scotland. From here visitors can advance to any of the big cities or popular tourist destinations like Port William. National Parks, the Cairngorms, and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, are both popular destinations for tourists. Those travelling from England may relish a night at the Gables Hotel Gretna to break-up the journey.