Gretna Hall Hotel
Gretna Hall Hotel

BOOK GRETNA HOTELS

Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against ...More
More Uk destinations

Rather interesting Gretna facts

Click for places to stay in Gretna | Today's best rates | Send in your views of Gretna | Read visitor reports

Did you know Did you know that the M6 Motorway Rugby to Gretna is the longest motorway in Britain at just over 226 miles? Effectively the run is even longer, as the route simply becomes the A74(M) once over the border into Scotland, leading all the way to Glasgow. The first section which was the first stretch of motorway in Britain opened near Preston in December 1958; the last section linking the M6 and the A74(M) opened on December 5 2008 half a century after the first.

If you like this, Share it

Brit Quote:
They offered me a handshake of 10,000 to settle amicably. I told them that they would have to be a lot more amicable than that. - Tommy Docherty
More Quotes

On this day:
Irish Catholic Uprising - 1641, Battle of Trafalgar - 1805, First Women Peers Enter Lords - 1958, 1st British Nuclear Powered Sub launched - 1960, The Aberfan Disaster - 1966
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages