|[River Tweed at Peebles]|
An attractive former market settlement at the confluence of the Eddleston Water and the River Tweed, Peebles is a typically handsome Borders town and a great place for a day out. The town has a long history stretching back well beyond its designation as a Royal Burgh in 1152, though various fires and attacks by the English over the centuries mean most of what you see today dates from Victorian times. Church lovers have come to the right place: Peebles has a seemingly huge number of churches for its size - a particularly interesting trio of parish (and former parish) churches are listed below. At the rather more active end of the scale, 7stanes Glentress is just down the road: arguably Scotland's best mountain biking hub.
Name: Peebles ★★☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NT 251404 / middle countries patrol
Anything else? Some central car parking is restricted or has a charge, but there's plenty of free space further out.
Within walking distance
>> see separate post for Cross Kirk ★★☆☆☆
>> see separate post for Peebles Old Parish Church ★★☆☆☆
>> see separate post for St Andrew's Tower ★☆☆☆☆
Name: Tweeddale Museum and Gallery ★★☆☆☆
Description: Small local museum and art gallery inside the attractive Chambers Institution (which also houses the town library).
Location: High Street, town centre, G.R.: NT 252404 / taxed potions arrived
Open (2017): Monday to Saturday
>> see separate post for Walk: On Cademuir Hill - a writer's round ★★★☆☆
>> see separate post for Bike: 7stanes Glentress ★★★★★ (3 miles away)
|[View over the town from the path to Cademuir Hill]|