Visitor Centres

Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors Centre Trust – Lockerbie

Formerly a cemetary workers cottage, the Visitors Centres’ aim is to provide visitors and the general public information and advice regarding the history and area of Lockerbie, as well as local recreational facilities.

Old Blacksmith’s Shop – Gretna

Built around the original Blacksmith Shop, the world famous destination for eloping couples looking to be wed, the visitors centre contains a shops, an exhibtion detailing the story of Gretna Green and the Blacksmith’s Shop itself.

Caerlaverock Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust – Nr Dumfries

Excellent place to visit for naturalists and bird lovers alike.

Mabie Farm Park – Nr Dumfries

A fun day out for all the family! Whether feeding the animals, tearing around the quad track, or even just relaxing in the tea room there is something for everyone young or old.

Robert Burns Centre – Dumfries

This eighteenth century watermill, found on the west bank of the River Nith, houses an exhibition telling the story of Robert Burns’ time in Dumfries. The centre also features a restaurant, and in the evenings the film theatre shows the best in contemporary cinema.

Wedding Setting

A long-standing civil and religous ceremony licence enables couples to hold the all-important wedding service inside the hotel, or outside in  the well-appointed gardens & grounds, and of course this means guests are able to relax without having to worry about travelling from venue to venue. The cost to host your wedding ceremony at the hotel is only £250.00.

We can also gaurantee the weather as our latest addition to the hotel is the Glenlouis Conservatory overlooking the hotel gardens which means even if the weather does not live upto your expectations you feel that you are outside with stunning views over the hotel gardens.

Situated in a beautiful parkland setting, approached through an avenue of beech trees, with spectacular views of the Scottish countryside, The BEST WESTERN Dryfesdale Country House Hotel is an ideal location for wedding ceremonies and functions. Our beautiful gardens and stunning surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for capturing those special moments. The Dryfesdale has been a venue for many weddings, large and small, with each one different and very personal. Famous Gretna Green is only 15 minutes drive away.

Enjoy the most special day of your lives in the most special of surroundings.