Local Attractions

This self-catering Peebles holiday accommodation is ideal for accessing the many attractions of historic, picturesque and unspoilt Peebles and its surroundings.

The town’s motto ‘Peebles for Pleasure’ expresses the views of its many visitors and the town’s coat of arms depicting salmon celebrates its popularity with fishermen.

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A three minute quiet riverside walk from the apartment takes you to Peebles High Street with its wealth of popular independent shops, restaurants, local theatre, swimming pool, galleries.  Other local attractions include a golf course, tennis courts, fishing on the River Tweed, mountain bike hire, horse riding, Tweed Green and Hay Lodge Park. A town trail guides you around many of the historic buildings and there are many varied walks for all abilities alongside the River Tweed or high into the hills. This holiday accommodation is situated near the foot of Venlaw Hill, part of Glentress Forest, where lovely evening walks provide wonderful views of the small town of Peebles and its glorious surrounding countryside.

10-peebles-from-venlaw-hill-2Surrounding Area

Peebles makes an excellent centre for exploring the many attractions of the Scottish Borders Region including historic houses and abbeys, Dawyk Botanic Gardens and Kailzie Gardens (where you may see ospreys), woollen mills and craft centres and the historic printing works at Innerleithen.  Glentress Forest has been described as the No. 1 tourist attraction in the Scottish Borders and this extensive area is popular with well marked routes for walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders and wildlife enthusiasts.  Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, is little more than 20 miles (32 Km) away and regular and frequent buses stop very near to this holiday accommodation.

13-peebles-high-streetLocal Events

Peebles has many other attractions for visitors who come to enjoy one of the many festivals held throughout the year. Peebles hosts an annual Jazz Festival, Art Festival, Highland Games, Agricultural Show and of course the week-long famous traditional Beltane Festival.



As a royal burgh, this small town of Peebles, dates back to the 12th century and has associations with early Scottish royalty.  The town trail includes many historic features and buildings and places associated with historic figures.  A popular walk from Peebles is to the historic Neidpath Castle in its attractive setting above the River Tweed.  Within easy reach are historic houses such as Traquair House, Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, Mellerstein, Manderston, Floors Castle and the Border Abbeys of Melrose, Kelso, Dryburgh and Jedburgh as well as the remarkable Rosslyn Chapel with its unique and mysterious carvings.


This holiday accommodation has local books and other very comprehensive information about all local attractions and events in Peebles.  The Tourist Information Centre in Peebles High Street is conveniently located for additional support.

Peebles – The Royal Burgh