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Velvet Hall Alpacas

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Velvet Hall Cottages, Innerleithen EH44 6RD, Scotland
+44 7769 268775
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What An Amazing Experience

Great way to spend a morning. We arrived and met with the owners Stewart and Jean. We picked which... read more

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Lynda C
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This was such a great experience! We took the bus right from Edinburgh, it was very easy to get to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Alpaca Trekking in the Scottish Borders An opportunity to walk with an Alpaca in the beautiful Tweed Valley countryside. We offer any trekking experience to meet all your requirements. Our Alpacas are adorable and love going out trekking. They amble along taking it all in their stride with a playful, inquisitive nature; we know that children and adults of all ages will fall in love with them.
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Velvet Hall Cottages, Innerleithen EH44 6RD, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great way to spend a morning. We arrived and met with the owners Stewart and Jean. We picked which Alpacas we wanted to go on the trek with and started off. It was so interesting walking beside Jean and Stewart - they have so much...More

Thank Lynda C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such a great experience! We took the bus right from Edinburgh, it was very easy to get to even for us visiting from the States. My dad was kind of skeptical going in and then fell head over heels for his alpaca, Rocky....More

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Stuart R, Owner at Velvet Hall Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the very kind review and so pleased you and your dad enjoyed the experience. Really appreciate the review and you are welcome back if you are ever in Scotland. Kind regards Jean & Stuart

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Cannot recommend Velvet Hall Alpacas enough! I love alpacas, so as a treat my friend and I decided to book for an alpaca trek after our exams were finished. We got the X62 bus from Edinburgh; it's not marked as a proper stop, but you...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I went to Velvet Hall Alpacas and what a great morning I had. I took Pearson a walk and he was so cute. You walk the Alpaca up a hill so they can graze at the top and then walk back again and then feed...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Took my 9year old granddaughter Ellie, She was very unsure when I informed her of our planned visit,but as soon as we arrived she seemed at ease. Stuart meet us in car park and made us feel very welcome. What a fantastic time we had...More

Thank Helen T
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Spent a memorable day here with our grandchildren who are both teenagers and we wondered if this would float their boat,no need to worry,thet loved it as it was something brand new for them.After meeting the owners and a brief intro to a few alpacas,we...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We took my friend for a surprise for her 50th birthday and we all loved it,We were first paired with a alpaca my new friend was called Pearson he was fine with me stroking and feeling his thick fleece,There was seven of us in our...More

Thank 68ally
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Firstly don't expect a car park, there isn't one, park at the bottom of the hill and walk up to the fields. Wear good walking footwear no matter what the weather. The couple who own these Alpacas are very friendly and informative. The alpacas are...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We really enjoyed this very special experience, trekking with macdonald, Pearson and Bendrago, the cutest walking companions ever. Our 7 year old son really got a lot out of it and we would highly recommend this as a fun family activity. Got some super selfies...More

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Stuart R, Owner at Velvet Hall Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you very much for the 5 star review, we really appreciate it, and you are all welcome back anytime. Jean & Stuart

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This was a surprise for my 50th birthday whilst we were staying up in Edinburgh (about 45 mins away). It was a fabulous experience; the alpacas were so friendly and approachable both to trek with and later to feed carrots to. Jean is a fantastic...More

Thank diane m
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Stuart R, Owner at Velvet Hall Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hi Diane, many thanks for the kind review and really glad you enjoyed the experience. You are welcome back anytime. Kind regards Jean.

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m1956o
16 September 2016|
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Response from Stuart R | Property representative |
Hi, it depends what you want to do. Treks (alpaca walks) we normally do in small groups, between 2 and 10 people. It costs £15 per alpaca for 1 hour. If you just want to come and meet the alpacas and feed them carrots you... More
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Emma G
29 February 2016|
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Response from Stuart R | Property representative |
Hi Emma, sorry our web site is down for maintenance but should be back up tomorrow. yes we are open for treks and visits, but best to call or e-mail before you turn up as we are very busy at the moment. Any more questions... More
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Fran G
11 June 2015|
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Hi Fran, yes you can visit the alpacas, its free just to visit, but best to let us know when you are coming and Jean will be there to meet you. You can go into the fields and feed the boys. You can either drop us an e-mail... More
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