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Velvet Hall Alpacas

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Definitely worth a visit

Great day out trekking with alpacas. The owners clearly love their animals, are very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TomRyan1988
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Best part of my trip to Scotland

This was an amazing experience - the alpacas are incredibly sweet and each one has its own... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
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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...more
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Velvet Hall Cottages, Innerleithen EH44 6RD, Scotland
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All reviews alpaca trek answered all our questions fantastic morning an amazing experience love animals went out of her way walk up amazing animals lovely visit couple of hours all ages jean carrots pearson trekking personalities herd
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great day out trekking with alpacas. The owners clearly love their animals, are very knowledgeable and love telling visitors all about them. The animals are friendly and strange. Was great seeing all their different personalities.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TomRyan1988
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This was an amazing experience - the alpacas are incredibly sweet and each one has its own personality. We had wonderful weather so the trek was beautiful, and the view at the top makes for a great photo background. Jean and Stewart really make an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nettysetgo
Reviewed 22 October 2018

My daughter, who is 13 just loves Alpacas and when she found out you could go trekking with them, this was a must for her to do. For our school September weekend we booked a trek. We didn't really know what to expect but this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jacqueline O
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great experience to get up close to Alpacas and learn about them. Jean was very helpful in explaining the differences between them. We loved the time there. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jo N
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Got this as a voucher for Christmas last year and didn't quite know what to expect but it was the best present ever! I was there on my own and was a bit worried I'd be left out but the hosts chatted to me the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rachael h
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Arranged this as surprise for my wife. Most enjoyable morning. The alpacas are very gentle and ambling along with them in beautiful countryside is really very relaxing and enjoyable. The owners clearly love their animals and are keen not only that you should enjoy your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank chairmanglasgow
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely visit meeting the alpacas & got to feed them carrots, stroke them and feel how much wool they had grown since they were shorn on 1 June. We saw crias and yearlings ❤️ as well as the adults & all were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hseparker
Reviewed 4 August 2018

All the alpacas were friendly and calm. We could tell that they were well cared for. Jean and Stuart were absolutely lovely. It was nice chatting to them about the alpacas during the trek. Once again you could tell how much care they have for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 16 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynda C
Stuart R, Owner at Velvet Hall Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you very much for the very kind review and so pleased you enjoyed the experience. Really appreciate the review and you are welcome anytime. Kind regards Jean & Stuart

Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Stuart R, Owner at Velvet Hall Alpacas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

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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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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Response from Stuart R | Property representative |
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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