Scottish Borders | Town | ★★

[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. The attractive Chambers Institution houses a small museum and art gallery as well as the town library. 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.

[High Street]


📌 Peebles ★★
Scottish Borders, G.R.: NT 251404 ///middle.countries.patrol

🚶 There's plenty to see within walking distance of the small town centre, and the are paths into the Moorfoot Hills from here, but the Glentress trailhead is a couple of miles away.
🚌 Buses run on a route from Melrose via Galashiels and Innerleithen.
🚗 Some central parking is restricted or has a charge, but there are plenty of free spaces further out.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Cross Kirk ★★
>> Peebles Old Parish Church ★★
>> St Andrew's Tower

📌 Tweeddale Museum and Gallery ★★
High Street, town centre, G.R.: NT 252404 ///taxed.potions.arrived
Open Monday to Saturday, but temporarily closed at time of update in June 2020 | Free

>> Walk: On Cademuir Hill - a writer's round ★★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Bike: 7stanes Glentress ★★★★★ (2 mi →)

[Cross Kirk]

[Tweeddale Museum]

[View over the town from the path to Cademuir Hill]


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