Touring from Innerleithen
Local Places of Interest
The small town of Innerleithen lies right in the heart of the Tweed Valley and is renowned for its exquisite cashmere, exported to all corners of the world. Local attractions include Traquair House, Scotland’s oldest inhabited house and home of the Stuart Kings, Robert Smail’s Printing Works, and St Ronan’s Well, a famous spa of bygone times.
A little further afield
The historic town of Peebles, just six miles to the north, makes for an interesting day out. The town itself has a wealth of small, privately owned shops, the Tweeddale Museum and the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre with its year round theatre, music and art exhibitions.
Nearby are two wonderful gardens at Dawyck and Kailzie (15 acres of garden paths, and with the added attractions of fly-fishing, restaurant, children’s play area and an Osprey Watch).
A little Further Still
A few miles to the south-east of Innerleithen lies the delightful village of Melrose, with its 12th century abbey highlighted against the backdrop of the Eildon Hills. The Abbey is the burial place of a casket said to contain the heart of Robert the Bruce. Three miles west of Melrose lies Abbotsford, where Sir Walter Scott lived for 20 years, open to visitors during the season.
And of course, Edinburgh, with its world famous Princes Street, Royal Mile, castles, museums, shops and many other delights is only 28 miles north of Innerleithen. A regular bus service a few minutes’ walk from Glede Knowe is the easiest way to travel and will allow you to relax and enjoy the scenery, taking you into the centre of Edinburgh within the hour.
These are only a small sample of what is on offer. We have a great selection of leaflets on all the attractions around us, and will be more than happy to help you plan your days out during your stay at Glede Knowe.
If you need accommodation for a larger group, such as a car rally or a large family group, Glede Knowe is an ideal venue with spacious, flexible accommodation for up to 16-18 and ample on-site car parking.