The Lowlands
| September 6, 2016

Gretna Green

Right next to the border between England and Scotland is the little village Gretna Green located, which many of you might heard about because of the popular blacksmith's shop. The once placid spot got popular by the enormous wedding tourism, which is based on the Scottish marriage law that says that only the ones who want to get married need 1-2 witnesses while avowing themselves their love to each other.

Since England has a stronger law, lots of people fled to Gretna Green to get married to the one they loved not their parents wanted to love. So the smithy of Gretna Green could tell lots of stories and still many couples get married in the historic walls (actually there was one going on when we arrived).

Sweetheart Abbey

The foundress of this abbey named the building after her husbands' embalmed heart on which the abbey got build.

Drumlanrig Castle

Definitely a beautiful spot is Drumlanrig Castle & Country Park. I think this one's got the longest gateway to the castle through a alley, which specifically got established in the event of a visit of the Queen - who hasn't been there until today. But we really enjoyed it - so thank you! ;)

See you tomorrow, guys!

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