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

Anything else? Some central car parking is restricted or has a charge, but there are plenty of free spaces further out.

[Cross Kirk]

Within walking distance

>> 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
Monday to Saturday, but temporarily closed at time of update in December 2019 | Free

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

[Tweeddale Museum]


>> Bike: 7stanes Glentress ★★★★ (3 miles away)

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


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