Renowned by mountain bikers for its fast and technical riding, Innerleithen's devilish Red Bull Black Run is a mecca for downhill enthusiasts. Britain's Coast & Castles cycle route visits Innerleithen, either heading north through the Moorfoot Hills to Edinburgh or east past the Borders' heritage to Berwick-upon-Tweed. With the 7 Stanes Mountain Biking sites at Innerleithen and Glentress near Peebles, local bikers also have a choice of outlets in the town for all their biking needs. After an exerting day out on the bike or on foot enjoying some of the amazing wildlife and magnificent scenery, stop off at Caldwells ice cream or one of the many cafés for a well deserved treat!
Innerleithen is also home to Britain's oldest inhabited house, Traquair, which has been visited by more than 27 Kings and Queens. Traquair House has a wonderful maze in its gardens, and a brewery was active here when Mary Queen of Scots visited in 1566. Today Traquair still brews its own distinctive ales: House, Jacobite and The Laird's Liquor.
Population (2011) - 3,031