LIFE in Peebles

Kencairn, The Lodge on the Tweed is situated just a 2 minute walk from Peebles High Street. Life in Peebles is relaxed, although the town centre is crowded with restaurants bars, boutiques and shops that cater to both tourists and locals from Peebles and its’ surrounding towns and villages.

Peebles is also just 22 miles south of Edinburgh. So a short bus or car journey away. You could also catch the train from Galashiels or Stow.

Peebles is a vibrant and friendly town with busy high street dominated by traditional shops. People travel from miles around to shop at Villeneuve Wines, Forsyths Butchers, or the quirky Fat Batard bakery, to name but a few.

There is a friendly atmosphere around Peebles, with many local people actively involved and enthusiastic about the relative new sports of mountain biking and triathlon, but also extremely proud of their local Peebles RFC rugby team and town traditions like the annual Beltane Festival.

Other local activities include golf, Peebles has it’s own 18-hole golf course.

The mountain biking trails at Glentress and Innerleithen are part of the world renowned 7 Stanes. Both centres have a variety of trials for all abilities graded for difficulty. These trails are regular World Cup venues for Enduro and downhill mountain biking.

Peebles is also close to the Southern Upland Way, which can be accessed at nearby Traquair. And there is a huge expanse of hiking available from the doorstep of Lodge on the Tweed.

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Food shopping in Peebles

from award winning artisan butchers and bakers to supermarkets

Peebles for coffee

cool local coffee houses 

Peebles lunch and dinner spots

dining to suit your palate

Golf courses in the Scottish Borders

exquisite local golf courses

Scottish Mountain Bike trails

world class mountain biking

Places to visit in and around Peebles

explore the history and marvel and the beauty of these border lands

Historic houses & abbeys in the Borders

Explore the history of the Borders from Robert Burns to Walter Scott, and the Lairds of Traquair

Edinburgh attractions & tours

Historic building monuments, museums, tours and open spaces. Plenty of choice for a trip to Edinburgh

Holiday in Peebles
The Cadden valley near to Clovenfords

River Tweed

The town is dominated by the River Tweed, which is arguably at it’s best as it meanders through Peebles.

The Tweed begins its’ journey in Tweedsdale, in the Borders hills above Moffat, and passes through Peebles before heading to the North Sea on the east coast at Berwick.

The River Tweed is one of Scotland’s finest salmon rivers and some of the best fishing can be enjoyed along the river, just to the east of Peebles.

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