"A heart deep in love has no patience..."
Date: 11 May 2017 (Thursday)
Route: Glasgow – Gretna Green
Distance: 87 miles (1 hr 32 min)
|(Rain is forecasted along the way)|
|(The cloud is clearing in the horizon)|
Today we planned to cross the border of Scotland into England to Liverpool and stopped at a few interesting place of attractions along the way.
|(A small border town)|
|(A brief stop for lunch)|
|(A beautiful sunny day in Gretna Green)|
|(A heary meal of crispy, tasty Fish and Chips)|
Our first stop is the border town of Gretna Green. Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. It is in Dumfries and Galloway, near the mouth of the River Esk and was historically the first village in Scotland, following the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh. Gretna Green railway station serves both Gretna Green and Gretna. The Quintinshill rail crash, the worst rail crash in British history, occurred near Gretna Green in 1915.
|(A souvenir shop)|
|(A museum on the history of Gretna Green)|
|(A place to while away the time)|
Steeped in history and magical charm, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop is where couples have come to marry since 1754. Audio-visual displays bring to life the drama of Gretna Green runaway weddings and there is also a fascinating collection of memorabilia and artefacts from the days when couples crossed the border to take advantage of Scotland's lenient marriage laws.
|(Interesting sculpture of a couple)|
|(Another unique sculpture in Gretna Green)|