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Walkerburn is a small village in the Borders region of Scotland situated on the north side of the River Tweed two miles east of the village of Innerleithen and 8 miles from Peebles. Settlers to the area date back to the Pictish period, 600-700AD with the remains of ancient terraces discovered on Purvis Hill and Plora Hill. The village grew around its woollen mill established in 1850 and was an important area in the local textile industry, many Borders towns and villages are still well-known for producing tweed, tartan and cashmere and The Scottish Museum of Wool Textiles is located in Walkerburn Walkerburn is tranquil and picturesque surrounded by beautiful scenery and a variety of wildlife, the village has a hotel and restaurant, shops and amenities. Historically interesting features nearby include the ruin of the 16th Elibank Castle a fortified manor house home of the legendary Muckle Mouíed Meg. The historic spa, St Ronanís Well, built in 1827 is located in the neighbouring village of Innerleithen, the sulphurous waters were believed to have healing powers by the Victorians, Innerleithen also has a golf course, shops and a hotel. Canoe Tours are available in the river Tweed as well as fishing for Trout and Salmon. There are driving tours to visit the many Border Abbeys including the great abbeys at Kelso, Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryburgh.

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The Windlestraw (0.32 miles)

The Windlestraw

Windlestraw Lodge, a romantic getaway destination, in the heart of the beautiful Border countryside, with outstanding views of Traquair & Elibank forests and over the majestic River Tweed and Tweed Valley.

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Caddon View (1.59 miles)

Caddon View

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"Hard to beat this retreat" , that's what the Scotsman said about this little gem hidden in the Scottish Borders. Undisturbed peace in beautiful surroundings at ordinary prices. 40 mins ... More

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Glede Knowe Guest House (1.88 miles)

Glede Knowe Guest House

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Alison and Bill welcome you to Glede Knowe, a friendly and relaxing four star Guest House providing excellent quality bed and breakfast in the Scottish Borders, Scotlandís best short break ... More

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Cardrona Hotel (3.74 miles)

Cardrona Hotel

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Four star deluxe property set in the Tweed Valley with stunning views of the Border Hills With 18 hole championship golf course, swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, beauty treatment rooms. ... More

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Clovenfords Hotel (5.69 miles)

Clovenfords Hotel
The Clovenfords Hotel has all the character, warmth and friendly charm you would expect from an 18th century coaching inn. We look forward to extending to you a very warm welcome.

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Peebles Hotel Hydro (6.38 miles)

Peebles Hotel Hydro

The hotel is situated in the beautiful Borders market town of Peebles. From its elevated position Peebles Hydro commands breathtaking views across the valley and is an ideal base to explore the Scottish Borders and ... More | visit website

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Park Hotel (6.72 miles)

Park Hotel
The Park Hotel offers its visitors the luxuries found in many larger hotels while retaining the personal qualities and care which are usually associated with a hotel of its size. The views from the ... More | visit website
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Cross Keys Hotel (6.80 miles)

Cross Keys Hotel

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17C coaching inn with restaurant, bar and beer garden. Centre of Peebles and convenient for all leisure facilities, close to Glentress mountain biking centre, ... More

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Tontine Hotel (6.88 miles)

Tontine Hotel

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Situated in the heart of Peebles we are a family run hotel totally geared up to providing you with a wonderful break. For mountain bikers looking for a bike-friendly hotel ... More

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Crown Hotel (6.90 miles)

Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel dates back to the early 1600's and for many years has been owned and run by the Cassidy Family, now in the 3rd generation of the family to preside over the inn. ... More | visit website

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