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Peebles is a town in the Scottish Borders.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Buses leave from Waterloo Place in Edinburgh regularly - otherwise you'll have to drive.

Get around[edit]

Most of Peebles can be seen on foot. However there is also a bus service which does run most of the way round the town, but is mainly used for locals and it basically visits all the different housing areas.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Neidpath Castle
  • Traquair House
  • Kailzie Gardens
  • The Great Polish Map of Scotland, Old Manse Road, Eddleston EH45 8QW (A703 5 miles north of Peebles), [1]. A hand built to scale map of Scotland measuring some 50m x 40m  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

For a bit of luxury try Stobo Castle Health Spa. Set in beautiful grounds, it offers a variety of treatments as well as having beautiful guest rooms and wonderful food. Is quite expensive though-but has been known to host celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Tiger Woods. The Eastgate theatre hosts many local and national acts and is worth going to see something one night mainly for the atmosphere.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There is nothing particular that is special to Peebles itself, some local produce is about it. There are many nice, individual gift shops on the high street and down some of the smaller streets leading off the high street worth a look at though.

MacHardy's, just off the High Street, is a small art gallery which sells reasonably priced art from local artists.

Eat[edit][add listing]

For pub food-try The County-situated in the middle of the high street. Cheap, traditional good food in a local pub atmosphere. Filled with younger locals. For something more upmarket there is the Halcyon restaurant located next to the EastGate Theatre on the high street. With dishes made from local produce this restaurant offers top class food and service. Also a wonderful italian called 'Francos' found at the end of the high street next to the Parish Church. Small, but their pasta dishes-especially the lasagne is beautiful. For a good Indian meal try the Prince Of India who have recently started the option of a buffet.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Many pubs on the high street-nothing too special and again mainly filled with locals. For the younger generation (18+ of course as that is the UK law) try the County as mentioned before. The older generations tend to head to the pub at the end of the high street called 'The Trust'. The Cross Keys, down the Northgate is also nice when its hot as it has a good beer garden, as does The Neidpath, found in the old town area.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Many guest houses dotted all over the town.

  • Peebles Hydro, Innerleithen Rd, Peebles, EH45 8LX, 01721 720602, [2]. 3 star hotel offering magnificent views over the Tweed Valley. Located just 22 miles from Edinburgh, Peebles Hydro has 132 bedrooms and 7 flexible function rooms, including the famous Bannockburn room which features a detailed depiction of the Battle of Bannockburn. The hotel has a swimming pool, tennis courts, spa, kid’s club and hair dressers. Located next to Glentress Forest, it is good for mountain bikers and offers direct access to the trails.  edit
  • Cringletie House Hotel and Restaurant, Edinburgh Rd, Peebles, EH45 8PL, +44(0)1721 725750 (), [3]. Former Scottish Baronial castle, Cringletie located near Peebles, and only 30 minutes south of Edinburgh, it is surrounded by a 400-year-old walled garden and woodlands where guests can wander round to their hearts’ content. It provides relaxing accommodation in 12 beautiful bedrooms, one luxurious suite and a delightful cottage in the grounds, all individually designed, and all offering outstanding views over the gardens and Scottish countryside beyond. Dogs stay for free at Cringletie House. Ring or go on their website for the latest offer and specials. Mention Wikitravel upon arrive you will receive a complimentary welcome drink.  edit
  • Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel (Barony Castle), Old Manse Road, Eddleston EH45 8QW (A703 5 miles north of Peebles), 01721730395, [4]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 11:00. A 17th Century Castle set in 27 acres of gardens and woodland. 80 bedrooms from Classic Rooms to Suites. Leisure facilities include a pool, gym, sauna, beauty rooms etc. Go to the website for special offers. Excellent food served in the bar, restaurant or conservatory. Pets welcome. £80. (55.7127955,-3.21704580000005) edit

Get out[edit]

One of Scotlands top attractions is 5 minute drive from Peebles-Glentress Mountain Biking. Bringing a large majority of tourists to the area it is good for all standards of biking and well worth visiting. Golfing is very popular, again 5 minutes away from the town at Cardrona Country Club.

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