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Enjoy the Tweed Valley

If you need any convincing that the Tweed Valley and the Scottish Borders are an amazing place to visit, check out just some of what's on offer below. 


Mountain biking

The Tweed Valley is the spiritual home of mountain biking in Scotland. Glentress Forest has a trail network of 80km, spanning green family loops to a long and technical black run.

Innerleithen offers world class downhill, cross-country and enduro trails in its surrounding hills. 

Tuition & Guiding: Ridelines & Dirt School

Bike Hire: Alpine Bikes (Glentress), Tweed Valley Bikes (Innerleithen)



For golf enthusiasts visiting Tweed Valley, the Scottish Borders offers some real hidden gems with wonderful scenery, friendly locals and at terrific value for money. 

  • Eyemouth (pictured above) - the views are truly incredible

  • Hawick - formed in 1877, it's the oldest course in the Borders

  • The Roxburghe in Kelso - the regions first championship golf course

  • The Cardrona - beautiful fairways and less than 10 minutes from the Traquair Arms Hotel!


Family time

Entertaining the kids with lots of outdoor activities couldn't be easier in the Tweed Valley!


Glentress Forest is a great family destination with great bike and walking trails for all the family, plus a nail-biting tree tops adventure at Go Ape!

Take a trek with the Alpacas at Velvet Hall Alpacas, go sailing, canoeing and kayaking at St Mary's Loch and enjoy the year-round fun at Traquair House.  

For more information on days out for the family and upcoming events, visit Go Tweed Valley.



Innerleithen is set in the valley along side the River Tweed, which is famous for its wonderful salmon fishing. You can enjoy the salmon fly fishing season in the autumn or fish for brown trout and grayling all year round.  

Fishing permits for the day and the season are available from reception - cash only. 


Hill walking

The Tweed Valley and the wider Scottish Borders is a walkers paradise! Wide open spaces and endless paths, on heather-clad rolling hills above beautiful forests, woodlands, lochs and rivers.

With local routes such as Lee Pen, Minch Moor and Glenbenna, Innerleithen is a great place to base yourself for exploring the area.


To get the best out of your walking / hiking trip, visit Walk Scottish Borders for the best route advice.


Take in the sights

There are lots of attractions to visit across the Scottish Borders. From stately houses like Traquair House and Mellerstain House; to botanical gardens, museums and art galleries.


The Borders is also home to places of significant historical importance, like Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, and Melrose Abbey (pictured above), the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart!

For more information on other attractions in the Tweed Valley, visit Go Tweed Valley.

Credit for images: Visit Scotland, Paul Tomkins, Kenny Lamb, David Anderson & David Cheskin


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