Located at the confluence of the River Tweed and Eddleston Water, Peebles is a picture-perfect town in the Scottish Borders region. Once a hub for the wool industry, it’s now a commuter town for Edinburgh and a popular health resort due to its hydropathic establishments.
In the heart of Peebles is the Gothic-style Old Parish Church, which was constructed in the 1880s on a design by William Young. A short stroll along the River Tweed will take you to Neidpath Castle, an L-plan tower house that dates back to the late 14th century and is said to be haunted by the ghost of the “Maid of Neidpath”.
Housed within the historic Chambers Institution is the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery, which showcases the cultural and artistic history of the Scottish Borders. Learn about the region as a pilgrimage destination and its 19th-century woollen mills, then admire the plasterwork friezes commissioned by William Chambers.
Peebles is a 40-minute drive from the centre of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport while Glasgow is just over an hour away. Buses are the main means of getting to Peebles and the village is compact enough to explore on foot.