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Didn’t come for the shopping?

Think again!

Although we’re near enough to one city – Carlisle – and one major town – Dumfries – and both have the standard High Street stores, there are plenty of little gems hidden way and worth exploring.

In Gretna we have the Gretna Outlet Village, currently being extended, as well as the Blacksmiths Centre and specialist shops.

In Dumfries, have a look at the the independent shops in the Friars Vennel or:

  • Farmers Market – 1st Sunday in each month at Tarff
  • Kilnford Barns – a farm shop and tea room that made the top 50 in The Independent!

In Kirkcudbright have a wander around the art galleries and antique shops

In Carlisle seek out the old part –  the courtyards by the Cathedral and the Old Town Hall (where you’ll find the Tourist information) and have a look at the little boutiques and independent retailers there.

We’re also just 1.5 hours from the huge and internationally renowned Metro Centre at Newcastle.