Visitor guide to Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders here includes information in and around the area. The valley runs down from Peebles through to Galashiels.
Phone code: +44 (0)1896
Seven miles east of Peebles is the village of Innerleithen, home of Robert Smail's Printing Works, on the main street, where you can see how printing was done at the beginning of the 20th century. You can watch the printer at work on the original machinery and even try your hand at typesetting. Info: Easter and 1 May-30 Sep Mon-Sat 1000-1300 and 1400-1700, Sun 1400-1700; weekends only in Oct Sat 1000-1300 and 1400-1700, Sun 1400-1700. £2.50, £1.70. Tel 830206 (NTS).
Local Sights & Activities for Tweed ValleySightseeing
The main attraction here is the remarkable Traquair House (see below) but in the village, also take in Smalls if printing interests you.
Tweed Valley Events
Tweed Valley Hotels & Accommodation
There are some excellent places to stay and eat in Innerleithen, including the Traquair Arms Hotel & Restaurant, on the Traquair Rd, Tel 830229, Email Traquair Arms A local favourite for its fine food and real ales.
Caddon View, 14 Pirn Rd, Tel 830208, Email Caddonview
There's a campsite at Tweedside Caravan Park on Montgomery St, Tel 831271, open Apr-Oct. Note that accommodation is usually fully booked during the Traquair Fair in Aug.
For great ice cream, head for Caldwell's on the High St.
Travel Directions to Tweed Valley
First Edinburgh, Tel 01721-720181, bus No 62 runs regularly to Innerleithen and Peebles from Edinburgh.