Innerleithen & surrounding area

  • The Cuddy Bridge Innerleithen


Innerleithen is a small bustling town which lies on the Tweed, and is surrounded by outstanding countryside. The town caters well for holiday-makers not only with a selection of interesting shops, friendly pubs and small restaurants, but also with tourist attractions such as St Ronan’s Well and Smails Printing Works (National Trust for Scotland). Five minutes down the road you can have a grand day out at Traquair House, Scotland’s oldest inhabited house.

Inspiring Innerleithen and its surrounding countryside will encourage the artists and photographers among you, as will trips to museums and galleries in nearby towns.

For the more active there is a multitude of lovely local walks (including some easy access paths) and bike rides. Indeed Innerleithen is famous for it’s downhill track which is one of the 7stanes mountain bike trails. Very nearly complete is a new smooth surfaced path which will link Innerleithen, Cardrona and Peebles, and which will take you to Glentress, another huge draw for mountain bikers. Glentress is also the home of a new Go-Ape tree top adventure course. If you are fond of swimming, both Peebles and nearby Galashiels have swimming pools. Peebles Hydro hotel also runs Day Spa breaks.


Innerleithen and the Scottish Borders have so much to offer we can’t possibly list them all here, but you will find extensive information at Cosaig self catering holiday house to help you plan your holiday. You can also view our tourist information here, or go to the Visit Scotland website.

Image of happy greyhound running through long grassAll this and less than hour’s drive from Edinburgh and the Coast

More places to visit….

Kailzie Gardens

Bowhill – House and Country Estate

Scotland’s Gardens – gives regional listing for the open gardens scheme

Dawyck Botanic Garden

Harestanes – countryside visitor centre – walks play area exhibitions and activities, cafe, craft shops

Philiphaugh Estate – salmon viewing centre, brass rubbing trail, gardens, walks, cafe, ancient battle site

More tourist Information…..

Innerleithen online – The Official website for the town of Innerleithen

Local Tourist Consortium – Visit Tweed Valley

Peebles  – The website for Peebles Royal Burgh

More activities…..

Caerleebank Riding School – one off lessons or hacks can be arranged

Tweed Guide. Fishing

Fishing on the Tweed

Peebles Swimming Pool

Galashiels Swimming Pool

Gytes Leisure Centre – Peebles

Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre – Peebles

Innerleithen Golf Course

Graham Riddell photography – stunning photographs and details of accompanied photo walks and training

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