Things to see & do in Peebles
Looking for things to do in Peebles? This quaint and picturesque town is worth a visit for a few days. The bustling town of Peebles is located in the Scottish Borders yet only 23 miles from Scotland’s Capital, Edinburgh. Peebles is the third largest town in the Borders and has something for everyone, from many outdoor activities to shops and lovely restaurants.
We’ve put together some great places to visit and other things to do in Peebles during your visit. Whether you’re here for a few days, or longer, this beautiful Scottish town will deliver lasting memories and more.
1. Hay Lodge Park
Head to the largest park in Peebles that sit in the most gorgeous and picturesque setting, on the banks of the River Tweed. Head to the park by Neidpath road or the riverside paths. A fantastic place to come, unwind and enjoy your surroundings. Come here in the morning to get your day off to the right start.
2. Explore Traquair House
Explore one of the finest country houses in Scotland. Delve back in time to this beautiful and tranquil place. The musty smell and sloping floors add to the feeling of the house being from yester year. Only 6 miles from Peebles, you can experience what it’s like to live in a house built around the 10th or 11th century.
3. Stop by Osso
If you’re looking for somewhere for great coffee, baking or a light lunch then Osso is the one. Available throughout the day and evening, the bistro offers a variety of fantastic dishes and a unique and pleasant dining experience day and night.
4. The John Buchan Story
Venture to this great museum in Peebles and learn about the Thirty-Nine Steps author John Buchan. One of the celebrated heroes in the town of Peebles.
5. Get arty at the Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre
For those looking to add a bit of grandeur to your stay in Peebles we suggest a visit to the Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre that hosts a variety of theatre performances, concerts and more. A great venue with a community feel.
6. Tweeddale Museum and Gallery
The Chambers Institution was opened in 1859 and is home to the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery. The museum hosts several exhibitions throughout the year and is well worth a visit. You’ll learn all about the history of Peebles, the surrounding area and more when you come to visit.
7. Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School
Whether you’re in Peebles for a few days or longer why not try something different at the Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School? Here you can master your skills in Chocolate and Pastry making. Added to this, it’s taught by UK World Chocolate Master & UK Confectioner of the Year, Ruth Hinks.
8. Moy Mackay Gallery
Set in the perfect backdrop pf the rolling hills in Peebles, is the Moy Mackay Gallery. It’s where Moy and other artists take inspiration for their drawings, in the scenery surroundings the attraction. You’ll discover paintings, other artwork in the shape of ceramics, glass, wood, sculptures and more.
9. Explore the beautiful Dawyck Botanic Garden
If you’re want some relaxation during your time in Peebles then head to the Dawyck Botanic Garden, one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. This place provides visitors with colour and more with the array of exotic and native plants that are on show throughout the year.
10. Stop by the Peebles VisitScotland iCentre
This place gives visitors a helping hand with the itineraries of visitors with suggestions of where to visit in Peebles and further afield in Scotland. A great tool to use to get the most out of your next hotel break.
11. Kailzie Gardens
Not far from Peebles centre is the Kailzie Gardens. Open throughout the year come rain or sunshine, this attraction is a real delight.
For avid gardeners or just visitors here passing through, you’re in for a treat with the rich colours on show for the eyes to behold. From daffodils, to snowdrops to bluebells. Other amenities here include viewings of the Tweed Valley Ospreys which happen from Easter to the end of summer.
The Kailzie Courtyard Café is open for those looking to relax and kick back after a morning or afternoon exploring.
These are just some of the attractions to explore when looking for things to do in Peebles. Here at myhotelbreak we have several hotels in Peebles that can complement you’re visit to one of Scotland’s most historic and beautiful towns.
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