Gretna Green has become famous as a wedding venue. This came about because of a law in England in 1754 that made it difficult for young people to get married. As a result they made their way to Scotland and Gretna Green was just over the border. Marriage laws over the years have changed several times but Gretna Green is still as popular as ever with about 5,000 weddings taking place here every year. Here you can find various wedding venues including the original ‘Old Smithy’, a wedding museum and shops.