What to do and see in Innerleithen, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

March 11, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Innerleithen is a civil parish and a small town in the committee area of Tweeddale, in the Scottish Borders. It was formerly in the historic county of Peeblesshire or Tweeddale.
Restaurants in Innerleithen

1. Robert Smail's Printing Works

7/9 High Street, Innerleithen EH44 6HA, Scotland +44 1896 830206
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5 based on 117 reviews

Robert Smail's Printing Works

Owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland, Robert Smail's Printing Works is an operational Victorian-era printing works, which still uses its original letterpress machinery to produce cards and stationery today. Visitors to the works will have the opportunity to find out about how printing was done before the days of the computer! There is a chance to set your own name in type to create your own unique letterpress bookmark, see out presses in action and view pieces from our extensive archival collections. Robert Smail's gift shop stocks a wide range of cards and stationery produced on the premises and a range of quality and quirky gifts to suit all pockets and purses. The printing works runs a variety of activities and workshops throughout the year. See our website for details.

Reviewed By Charlotte C

Amazing! I loved the extraordinary collection of historic printing machinery. Fascinating insight into a reviving art form.

2. 7stanes - Glentress

Glentress Glentress Glentress Glentress Forest, Peebles EH45 8NB, Scotland +44 300 067 6900
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5 based on 240 reviews

7stanes - Glentress

Reviewed By Julie L - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Wonderful setting, gorgeous wooden wig-wams, well stocked visitors kitchen, clean showers and really helpful owners. There is nothing negative to say about this wonderful place. You can hire bikes, take your own and make use of the fabulous trails around the area or you can just sit at the doorway and breath! Loved it.

3. Traquair House & Brewery

Hwy. A72, Innerleithen EH44 6PW, Scotland +44 1896 830323
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4.5 based on 392 reviews

Traquair House & Brewery

Reviewed By 664raymondm - Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom

What an amazing place to visit. The house is amazing so many things to see. The library is just fantastic. The brewery is great and the people are so interested in wanting to talk with you. Please go and see this place if you are...MoreMany thanks for taking the time to review us - much appreciated!

4. Leisure Club and Spa at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel

MacDonald Cardrona Hotel, Cardrona, Peebles EH45 8NE, Scotland +44 844 879 9024
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4 based on 89 reviews

Leisure Club and Spa at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel

Reviewed By Bouncebacktennis - Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

We went to the Cardrona for a wedding and it's certainly geared up for such an occasion, catering for large numbers with ease, in a lovely location. We were in an executive double which was roomy and very comfortable, with an outstanding view over the golf course. The reason I say it's hard on the wallet is the extortionate price of drinks - there is no justification for this away from a city - and unless you're at a wedding I suggest going into Peebles where there are great pubs with drinks a fraction of the price - a good bus service and not too expensive taxis

5. Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School

3 Cuddy Bridge | Peebles, Peebles EH45 8JB, Scotland +44 1721 723764
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School

Run by UK World Chocolate Master & UK Confectioner of the Year, Ruth Hinks, Cocoa Black offers a wide range of Chocolate & Pastry classes suitable for all levels of experience. As one of Europe's leading Chocolate and Pastry schools, we teach our students using the very best ingredients and equipment in our purpose-fitted kitchen.

Reviewed By Moorlandlass - Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom

We called in for hot chocolate which frankly was rather disappointing. Due to the reputation of the venue we expected a much richer beverage & did not expect 'squirty cream from a can'!! have enjoyed better in less specialist places. The presentation was somewhat lacking serving the drink in an overfilled pottery mug with no saucer or spoon resulting in the drink spilling down the sides of the mug. Surely, as a specialist venue you can do better than this??

6. Velvet Hall Alpacas

Velvet Hall Cottages, Innerleithen EH44 6RD, Scotland +44 7769 268775
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5 based on 53 reviews

Velvet Hall Alpacas

Alpaca Trekking in the Scottish Borders An opportunity to walk with an Alpaca in the beautiful Tweed Valley countryside. We offer any trekking experience to meet all your requirements. Our Alpacas are adorable and love going out trekking. They amble along taking it all in their stride with a playful, inquisitive nature; we know that children and adults of all ages will fall in love with them.

Reviewed By elena c

Big fat thank you for such an amazing time with this beautiful animals, can't even call them that, more like meeting Jean's family. Getting to know each and every alpaca by name, learning about their funny personalities. Loads of cuddles with this soft fluffy little...MoreHi Elena, thank you very much for the excellent review, we really appreciate it, and hope you got up close to the highland coo's. :D You are all welcome back anytime. Kind regards Jean

7. Border Segways

Cardrona, Peebles EH45 8NE, Scotland
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5 based on 3 reviews

Border Segways

Border Segways offer a fun and exciting off-road experience for age 12+ We are located in Cardrona, near Glentress, Innerleithen and Peebles. We provide an off-road segway experience on different terrains in the stunning Scottish Borders. Come along for an awesome experience on our Segways!

Reviewed By sd17_12 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

We met up with our trainer, Andy, at the hut by the car park at Cadrona Hotel and were given safety equipment and filled in a form. There were waterproof trousers but, fortunately, we were OK without them. Then Andy patiently showed us how to...MoreThank you for the review :)

8. 7stanes - Innerleithen

Innerleithen Forest, Innerleithen EH44 6PW, Scotland +44 300 067 6900
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5 based on 26 reviews

7stanes - Innerleithen

Innerleithen, situated just a few miles south east of Glentress is the preserve of the more experienced rider. Deemed as providing awesome downhill and freeride trails, as well as a cracking red-graded XC route.

Reviewed By Skytourist - Peebles, United Kingdom

Steep climb right from the car park but this is a great place to ride. Really good fast single track down with plenty of technical difficulty and chicken runs for the not so brave. More edgy than Glentress and not nearly so weatherproofed.
Not for the kids here and food and drink are in the village its self, over the bridge.

9. St Ronan's Wells

3 Wells Brae, Innerleithen EH44 6JE, Scotland +44 1896 833583
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4 based on 56 reviews

St Ronan's Wells

Reviewed By Uamhair - Europe

Randomly took in this road after seeing the classic maroon road signs expecting one of those algal covered, long-abandoned roadside wells, hence was very pleasantly surprised with what we found. Centre was closed when we arrived but it was out-of-season, so can't complain. I'd imagine the interior of the visitor centre would be quite interesting based on the information boards we read, but can't really comment. Nice that they've gone to the effort of leaving cups out for passers by try the spring water even if the place is shut. Definitely worth a quick visit regardless of the seasons.
One bit of confusion related to the 'private road' sign upon approach. Wasn't sure if this meant 'no entry to non-residents' but I went with a gut-feeling and pressed on to find a car park beside the wells, so I presume we did the right thing!

10. Ridelines (Mountain Bike Tuition)

Tweed Valley, Peebles EH45 8NB, Scotland +44 7817 792544
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5 based on 50 reviews

Ridelines (Mountain Bike Tuition)

RIDELINES are firmly based in the Tweed Valley only 4 miles away from Glentress Forest. We offer expert rider focused tuition from experienced and professional instructors. Our course structures and 1:1 sessions are carefully built from our years of experience to get the most out of your riding. We guarantee to let you in on great technique secrets and really raise your riding confidence no matter your skill level. You’ll get the essential techniques and expert help to meet your own riding challenges and get you thinking, working and developing your riding. Our ethos is simple. Total rider focused development. We've been delivering quality mountain biking tuition since 2006 - years of dedicated experience means we know what it takes to make your trip memorable for all the right reasons.

Reviewed By stumpytvr - carnwath

Great session with Jess who after establishing what I wanted from the day quickly assessed some errors in my riding and set about correcting them. Coaching was progressive and easy to follow and I felt a real improvement in my riding over the session. By the end of the day I was able to tackle previously tricky sections with loads more confidence and in a much more relaxed manner. As MTBers we're quick to spend fortunes on the latest go faster widget whereas a few pounds spent on tuition is a much better "upgrade"

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