Innerleithen is one of the larger Borders towns; you’ll feel that you’ve entered a hub of activity when you arrive. It’s also dramatically beautiful. Surrounded by hills and glens, the town is where the Tweed and Leithen rivers join, then separate. Historically, Innerleithen dates back to pre-Roman times, and there are artifacts all around for you to see. Once a booming industrial town of wool mills, today it’s a great destination for outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and fly-fishing.
Innerleithen is close to the vibrant City of Edinburgh, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it makes a nice day trip or evening visit – it is also an alternative place to base yourself if attending an Event or Festival in the Capital.
Many touring road cyclists ride to Edinburgh and return by train.
Innerleithen is also an ideal base for travellers on the Southern Upland Way, The Coast Castles NCR1 route, The Great North Trail and the Capital Trail – all which pass through Innerleithen.