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A Guide to Peebles, The Borders, Scotland

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A Guide to Peebles in the Scottish Borders, Scotland

by David Wheater of Tours of Edinburgh

Here’s a brief guide to the history of Peebles, followed by some of the town’s most popular restaurants, pubs, coffee places, hotels, B&Bs and visitor attractions.  

About Peebles

Peebles is a wonderful old market town built upon the Salmon rich banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Set amongst beautiful rolling Border hills and just 23 miles south of Edinburgh, Peebles is popular with walkers, fishermen, cyclists and those enjoying its great scenic riverside walks and superb independent shopping.

Peebles prospered from the wool industry during the 18th century, but today relies on shoppers, tourists and locals alike, who are well served by its excellent hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops. Peebles is well known for its music, arts and crafts and every year hosts the highly popular Beltane Festival, Highland Games and the Peebles Art Festival. It’s also a very popular town with mountain bikers enjoying the 7Stanes Mountain Biking Centre at Glentress. With lots to see and do, Peebles is a truly great day out for the whole family.

Popular Restaurants, Pubs, Coffee Places, Hotels, B&Bs & Visitor Attractions in Peebles

Below are our recommendations for Peebles – all hand picked by us as the very best Peebles has to offer. Enjoy Peebles!

Restaurants in Peebles

Coltman’s Delicatessen & Kitchen
71-73 High Street, Peebles
01721 720 405

Osso Restaurant
lnnerleithen Road, Peebles
01721 724 477

The Sunflower Restaurant
4 Bridgegate, Peebles
01721 722 420

Kailzie Gardens Restaurant
Kailzie, Peebles EH45 9HT
01721 722 807

Lychee Chinese Restaurant
4213-44 Northgate, Peebles
01721 723 939

Sutherland Restaurant
Cringletie House Hotel, Peebles
01721 725 750

Pubs & Bars in Peebles

The Green Tree Hotel
41 Eastgate, Peebles
01721 720 582

The County Inn
35 High Street, Peebles
01721 720 595

The Courthouse Peebles
The High Street, Peebles
01721 722 370

The Neidpath Inn
27-29 Old Town, Peebles
01721 724 306

The Tontine Bar
High Street, Peebles
01721 720 892

Coffee Places in Peebles

Cocoa Black Chocolate Shop & Cafe
1 Cuddybridge, Peebles
01721 721 662

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre Cafe
Eastgate, Peebles
01721 725 785

Coltman’s Delicatessen & Kitchen
71-73 High Street, Peebles
01721 720 405

Dawyck Cafe
Dawyck Botanic Garden, Stobo
01721 760 254

Dell Beans Coffee Shop
7 High Street, Peebles
01721 723 461

The Place To Potter
42A Northgate, Peebles
01721 729 913

Hotels in Peebles

Tontine Hotel Peebles
High Street, Peebles EH45 SAJ
01721 720 892

The Green Tree Hotel
41 Eastgate, Peebles EH45 SAD
01721 720 582

Cringletie House Hotel
Edinburgh Road, Peebles EH45 SPL
01721 725 750

The Park Hotel
Innerleithen Road, Peebles EH45 SBA
01721 720 451

Neidpath Inn
27-29 Old Town, Peebles EH45 8JF
01721 724 306

Bed & Breakfast in Peebles

Winkston Farmhouse
Edinburgh Road, Peebles EH45 8PH
01721 721 264

Kingsmuir House Bed & Breakfast
Springhill Road, Peebles EH45 9EP
01721 724 413

Tweed View Bed & Breakfast
7 Mains Farm Steading, Cardrona EH45 9HL
01896 831 771

Eshiels, Innerleithen Road, Peebles EH45 8LZ
01721 720 219

Torview House Bed & Breakfast
Lyne Station, Peebles EH45 8NP
01721 740 255

Peebles Visitor Attractions

  • River Tweed riverside walk
  • Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School
  • Kailzie Gardens & Tearoom
  • Dawyck Botanic Garden
  • Go Ape, Glentress, Peebles
  • Cademuir Hill Walking (great views)
  • Cardrona Adventure Centre
  • The John Buchan Story
  • Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre
  • St Ronans Wells, lnnerleithen
  • Peebles Quadrangle War Memorial
  • Neidpath Castle Medieval Tower
  • Glentress Forest Osprey Viewing
  • Glentress 7Stanes Biking Centre
  • Traquair House (5 miles away)
  • Peebles Sware Trail (4 hour river walk)
  • St Mary’s Loch & Tibbie Shiels Inn
  • Old Parish Church of Peebles
  • Tweeddale Museum & Gallery
  • Cross Kirk Peebles (ruins)
  • Busy Bees Childrens Play Centre/Cafe
  • Peebles Golf Course
  • Fishing on the River Tweed

Peebles Events & Festivals

  • Royal Burgh of Peebles Highland Games Association – wwwgeebles-highland;
  • Beltane Festival –
  • Peebles Rugby Sevens –
  • Tweedlove Bike Festival –
  • Peebles Agricultural Show –
  • Peebles Art Festival –
  • Tweed Valley Forest Festival –
  • Edinburgh Jazz Festival in Peebles –

Peebles Useful Links

Glentress & Innerleithen 7 Stanes Biking Centre –
Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre –
Kailzie Gardens –
Dawyck Botanic Garden – wwwrbgeorg.uwmejardens/damck
Header Image: Peebles Scotland – © Victordenovan | – Peebles Town Bridge Over River Tweed.

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