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Discover Peebles

In this section we'll include places to go and see in the outdoors - our wonderful countryside; historic buildings and gardens; and even a tour of Peebles High Street - scoring 2nd best in the nef "Clone Town Britain" survey and classified as "outstanding" by Historic Scotland.

But first, get in the mood with these public videos about Peebles..


Walk Scottish Borders has ten great walks around Peebles that you can choose from.  These range from four miles up Hamilton Hill to the west of Peebles, to the longer walks along the John Buchan Way, named after John Buchan, the famous writer whose family is strongly linked with the area.

Walks on countryside paths around the Scottish Borders near Peebles.

This booklet includes nine routes starting from Peebles in Central Tweeddale, two routes starting from Eddleston and routes in Cardrona Forest. The area is ideal for walking because the town is surrounded by rolling hills, includes areas of extensive woodland and offers gentle walks along the banks of the River Tweed. The routes are especially suitable for wal...

Located just 20 miles south of Edinburgh, Peebles offers excellent fishing for both salmon and sea trout in an idyllic location. With nearly 3 miles of river across 2 beats it provides a memorable fishing experience, particularly in late summer and autumn. 

Borders Sport and Leisure provides exclusive fishing rights to 2 beats within Peebles, Neidpath (Crown water) beat and Peebles Burgh Water (Town water) beat.

The Neidpath bea...



Located at the heart of the Tweed Valley, we are spoilt for choice with regards to the mountain biking on offer. The 7 Stanes trail centres at Glentress and Innerleithen provide purpose built well drained trails which are rideable all year round. Surrounding areas also provide a network of drove roads and natural trails for those riders that prefer their cycl...

Parking is on Tweed Green, or Kingsmeadows, Peebles

Situated between the High Street and the River Tweed, this green and attractive open space is traditionally the Common land on which the townsfolk still have the right to hang out their washing to dry.

In times gone by, there was a putting green here (the covered pavilion at the foot of School Brae was where you would hire clubs and balls).

On a summers day, it is a love...

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Parking opposite the park on Neidpath Road (please don't park in the hospital car park)

A magnificent large park on banks of the River Tweed on the outskirts of the town. 

The park has an abundance of trees of all ages, with many older specimens providing particular interest, and the density of trees in places giving a woodland effect. 
There are large swathes of spring bulbs and areas of shrubs and summer bedd...

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Peebles Countryside

Peebles is located in the Borders of Scotland, at the southern most part of Scotland.  This means it is in the "lowlands".  It doesn't have the extremes of the highlands, and its hills are more rolling.  This makes it a great place for getting out in the country - whether walking, horse riding, cycling or fishing.

Traquair, Innerleithen, EH44 6PW

01896 830323


Traquair is Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. It has been lived in for over 900 years and was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland. In 1491, it was gifted by the Earl of Buchan to his son, James Stewart, who became the 1st Laird of Traquair. During the 1500’s and 1600’s the main building was completed and it was during this time that...

tel: 01875 870 201
fax:01875 870 620


Neidpath Castle is an L-plan rubble-built tower house, overlooking the River Tweed about 1 mile west of Peebles in the Borders of Scotland. The castle is not open to the public, except by arrangement - but the walk along the River Tweed west from Peebles provides magnificent views.

Neidpath Castle is both interesting h...

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The Peebles local weekly newspaper.  Includes news, sport, jobs, what's on, announcements and more.  Pick up a copy in any newsagent or petrol station - or subscribe to an e-edition at their web site that you can read on your tablet.

Do you have a story you would like them to cover? Call their newsroom in Peebles on: 01721 729481 or send them a messa...


A history of Peebles from 1850-1990.  Authors JL Brown and IC Lawson, with contributions from a range of local experts.  Written to commemorate the 850th Anniversary of the granting by King David I of Scotland (1124-1153) of the Charter which made Peebles a Royal Burgh.

Written in 1990, "The History of Peebles: 1850-1990 is dedicated to the men and women who served during the Second Wor...


Peebles Life is a high quality colour monthly magazine delivered to every house in Peebles, Eshiels and Cardrona (5000 copies).  We have been publishing the magazine since October 2005, the magazine offers a lively mix of local news, regular features, and a listing of local events.  We also have an average of 100 local businesses advertising every month.  We know that our readers value the magazine, m...

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