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. Other excellent places to visit are Floors Castle, Rosslyn Chapel (DaVinci Code fame), Thirlestane Castle, Smailholm Tower, Bowhill House and Manderstone House.
And of course, Edinburgh, with its world famous Princes Street, Royal Mile, Castle, Holyrood Palace, museums, shops and many other delights is only 28 miles north of Innerleithen. There is a regular bus service a few minutes’ walk from Glede Knowe which can take you into the centre of Edinburgh within the hour or to Galashiels where you can catch the Borders railway directly into the heart of the Scottish capital.