Peebles is a holiday market town nestled in the Scottish Borders. Having played a part within the woollen industry of the Scottish Borders until the 1960s, Peebles is a history-rich town and is close to places such as Neidpath Castle, Tweed Valley Forest Park, and the River Tweed itself.
Historical buildings include St Andrew’s Church, founded in 1195, and although attacked by Henry VIII’s armies during the Reformation, parts of the original structure remain. Interestingly, some of the other buildings in Peebles were built with stones from the ruins themselves.
There are many things to do whilst in Peebles, including the annual local festival known as the Beltane, an ancient festival celebrated as the Gaelic May Day festival. Independent shops and local facilities for activities help make it so people can enjoy themselves in Peebles all year round.
East of Peebles is where the renowned biking trail can be found, at Glentress Forest’s base. To the west is the John Bunchan Way for those who want to go for walks and see the countryside.
If you need any holiday ideas for exploring Peebles and its surrounding area, you can check out our accommodations page and links below to get an idea of the options for holiday rentals and holiday lettings that you can find. Information on parking and the price of staying at these holiday destinations can also be found using the provided links.
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Hotels in Peebles
Peebles has a wide array of different hotels to choose from. Below is a list of some of our favourite hotels in the Scottish Borders.
The Tontine Hotel
Found in the heart of Peebles, the Tontine Hotel is a great place to visit if you want to explore Peebles’ rich history and culture.
For those looking to focus on outdoors activities, the Tontine Hotel is perfect. Those hoping for good fishing can benefit from the storage units for fishing equipment available, and mountain biking enthusiasts will find secure bike storage areas and a pressured bike wash. With high ratings and food that customers highly recommend, this hotel is definitely one worth looking at.Check Online Availability
Want a relaxing holiday in the Peebles Scottish Borders? As a spa hotel, the Peebles Hydro is a perfect choice and is great for the whole family.
The Peebles Hydro is also great if you want to do some walking on the hotel’s grounds and the surrounding countryside. The beds here have been rated highly by the past customers, so you can be sure of a good night’s rest if you stay here!Check Online Availability
Barony Castle Hotel
The Barony Castle was built in 1536 and has since been renovated into a fascinating hotel filled with history.
Close to both Glentress Forest and Traquair House, and a small drive away from the town of Peebles, Barony Castle has many great places to visit, all within a short distance. Recent guests to Barony Castle Hotel have rated this location highly, so it is definitely worth a visit!Check Online Availability
A popular accommodation in Peebles, the Macdonald Cardrona is in a scenic location, boasting a wide range of spectacular views around the grounds.
Macdonald Cardrona has a host of guests’ activities, including fishing in the River Tweed and an on-site golf course. For those looking for a place with comfortable beds and a high rating, the Macdonald Cardrona is a great candidate.Check Online Availability
Traquair Arms Hotel
Welcoming people all year round, the Traquair Arms is based in a coach house that is over 200 years old and located between the hills surrounding the Tweed Valley.
With cosy cottage hotel rooms (with self-catering options) and perfect facilities for those wanting to explore the mountain biking trails (including bike sheds), the Traquair Arms is amazing for those looking for natural beauty. Specifically, this hotel has private parking and has been highly rated by those that have stayed here before.Check Online Availability
The Clovenfords Hotel
Located in Clovenfords within the Scottish Borders, the Clovenfords Hotel has easy access to Peebles amongst other must-see places in the Scottish Borders, such as Galashiels.
With good fishing spots and mountain biking routes in the immediate area, this is a great option for any outdoors-focussed holiday in the Scottish Borders. Each room at this hotel comes with an en suite, and a functioning Sky TV fitted.Check Online Availability
The Crown Hotel
Within walking distance of the River Tweed’s hiking paths, the Crown Hotel is a historic inn from the 17th century, and can be found right on the high street of Peebles.
Given the location, guests are in the perfect place to go shopping at the various shops situated around the town’s high street. The Crown Hotel is noted as a top stay by visitors, having received amazingly high reviews from its previous guests.Check Online Availability
Green Tree Hotel
The Green Tree Hotel can be found directly on the banks of the Tweed, and has been up and running since 2005.
With a variety of accommodation options and based in a location close to fishing, walking and other activities, it’s no wonder that guests keep coming back to this accommodation in the Scottish Borders. A look at the high reviews is also worthwhile, so you can read about the experiences of those who have stayed here before.Check Online Availability
B&Bs in Peebles are plentiful – it’s not hard to find a great place to stay! Below is a list of some of the most popular B&B options in the town, if a B&B is more to your tastes.
Lindores Guest House
Formerly a Victorian doctor’s residence, the Lindores Guest House has been renovated to offer comfortable accommodation to those that visit for their holiday lettings.
Within walking distance of the high street’s heart, this B&B is in a perfect spot to see the town and its selection of pubs, shops and restaurants.
Venlaw Farm B&B
Venlaw Farm is located in Peebles, Scottish Borders and is known for its natural beauty due to the surrounding countryside and the active farmland that can be seen whilst there.
Many restaurants are scattered around the farm, making it an ideal place to explore if you want to experience the town from natural farmland.
Craiguart B&B can be found in the heart of the Tweed Valley. All hotel rooms here are fitted with patio doors so you can take in the breathtaking sights of Peebles all year round.
The B&B’s location is great for various activities, such as the local golfing courses in Cardrona, Peebles, Innerleithen and West Linton.
Tweed View B&B
Situated in Cardrona, Tweed View is a fairly modern B&B overlooking a nearby golf course with natural views of the Scottish Borders found all around.
Promising a comfortable stay for all guests, Tweed View is a great B&B for those looking for a comfortable holiday rental. The positive reviews for Tweed View further enforce this promise of comfort!Check Online Availability
Caddon View is a winner of the ‘Scottish Borders Guest House of the Year’ award. They have an award-winning restaurant with awards specifically being given for the quality of their breakfasts and lunches. If you need a delicious and hearty start to a day of walking, this is the place for you!
With all these awards and glowing reviews, it’s no wonder that so many people are eyeing this B&B specifically for its elegantly designed rooms, tremendously tasty food and the best comfort possible.Check Online Availability
The Mill B&B
The Mill is a Scottish Borders B&B based in a refurbished property that’s over 200 years old. Being only 15 miles away from Peebles’ market town, it’s in a good location to explore the town and local sights.
The Mill promises spacious rooms with comfortable beds and hearty food, so you’re full up for when you travel the Scottish Borders.Check Online Availability
Holiday Cottages Peebles
If you’re more interested in holiday cottages, you can see a compiled list below of some of the cottages that are notably gorgeous. There are options for cottages with different numbers of bedrooms and with locations in and around Peebles.
Bydand Cottage can be found by the River Tweed, offering a spacious and comfortable holiday cottage. Having been owned by the same family for over 100 years, you can be sure the owners have expertise and experience in their holiday lettings.
Guests can go walking on the river’s banks, and the cottage’s location means they’re only a short drive away from places such as Peebles and Innerleithen.
The Laitgillan Rig cottages are a great option for holiday rentals, with their location in the Scottish Borders being close to both scenic walking areas and cycling trails.
The surrounding rural setting means you can take in the local scenery from the perfect base. With its private parking facilities, guests can travel further to places such as Edinburgh.
Found on the edge of Skirling village, this particular holiday rental has a focus on cosiness and comfort for its guests. With an open plan living space and a beautiful enclosed garden, Gardener’s Cottage makes sure to have beauty inside and outside their cottage.
Due to the cottage’s location, guests can easily travel to the market town of Biggar or Peebles to experience the shops and pubs that can be found there. However, in the actual cottage, you can expect a memorable stay and the high reviews show just how amazing this location is.Check Online Availability
As one of the more historic cottages in the Scottish Borders, Ardean Cottage is a luxurious destination for those spending their holiday in the Scottish Borders.
Close to Peebles and a short drive from Edinburgh, this holiday rental destination is great for those wanting to relax in the stylish cottage or do some shopping in the nearby town and cities.
Located in the Upper Tweed Valley, Neetlebush Cottage is another great cottage on our list. The view around this cottage is filled with both river and valley scenery. Guests can also visit the Dawyck Botanic Garden and Stobo Castle Health Spa, which are very local.
With a very homely feel and private parking to make it easy for guests to travel further afield to places such as Peebles and Edinburgh, this is definitely one of the cottages worth looking at.Check Online Availability
Peebles Accommodation Self Catering
If you are more interested in cottages and holiday rentals that offer self-catering services, then we have compiled a list of some options that can be found in and around Peebles, Scottish Borders.
Mary Bank Cottage
Mary Bank Cottage is another popular accommodation option and is located towards the town centre, but still manages to be on a quiet road, so you don’t have to worry about the surrounding area being loud.
Given its location, guests can go shopping directly in Peebles as it’s only a short walk away. The cottage itself is nicely designed, with two bedrooms available for those looking for holiday rentals.
Named after the nearby Glentress area, Glentress Cottage is close to Glentress Forest and the renowned biking trail that can be found there.
The cottage itself is designed in a chic manner, with plenty of rooms available. With four bedrooms (one with an en suite), a kitchen, sitting room and utility room, amongst other things, this a must-visit cottage. Glentree Cottage is also award-winning and promises both a cosy and comfortable stay.
Although originally an actual barn, this property has been renovated to be of the same quality as the best holiday homes in the area. Found within Dolphinton, this barn has been fitted with a kitchen-diner, living space, and a bedroom and bathroom.
This single-storey barn is a good option for those looking for open spaces and a place where they can be both warm and cosy when it comes to nighttime. The room also has a WiFi connection and is completely pet friendly.
Kerfield Coach House
Towards the edge of Peebles is the Kerfield Coach House. Formerly a brewery, Kerfield Coach House has been transformed into one of the many cosy and welcoming holiday homes scattered around Peebles.
Given that the building used to be a brewery, guests can expect a large space during their stay. The entire building has been modernised to be extremely functional and attractive, with two bedrooms in the building alongside a bathroom, living area and kitchen.
For those wanting to do some camping whilst they visit the Scottish Borders, we have compiled a list below of some of the options that can be found in the area.
Ettrick Valley Yurts
Ettrick Valley Yurts is an amazing option for those looking to camp in the Scottish Borders. Offering holiday rentals of caravans or letting you bring your own tents or caravans, this camping location is great for those wanting to experience the great outdoors.
With picnic tables, fire pits and barbecues available, guests can bring and cook any food they may want to bring. On the other hand, there are several pubs a short drive away for those not wanting to bring their own food.
Dalkeith Country Park
Although Dalkeith Country Park indeed does include a designated camping area, they also have an on-site adventure park, as well as restaurants and shops.
This means that those who take advantage of the campsite have a wide selection of activities to do on their holiday within walking distance. These activities include the Fort Douglas Adventure Park, Go Ape and the Restoration Yard.
Linwater Caravan Park
With award-winning facilities, Linwater Caravan Park has a real focus on making sure that the area surrounding their holiday rentals is breathtaking to look at.
The accommodation here means that guests can enjoy and explore the local countryside – and even make a stop at the on-site play parks found here. It’s great for those looking for holiday ideas for little ones!
Drummohr Caravan Park
Focused on holiday rental lodgings and pitches for people to bring their caravans and tents, Drummohr Caravan Park is a history-rich park that has been built on what was once a monastery garden.
Some of the holiday homes include lodges with a mixture of 2-3 bedrooms and are suitable for up to 6 different guests. There’s also a large area for people to pitch their own tents around the park’s grounds.
Riverside Camping and Caravan Park
Spread across 10-acres and a haven for wildlife in the Scottish Borders, the Riverside Camping Park is a great spot for those wanting to travel to the nearby towns and cities.
The location includes a nearby woodland and areas where guests can fish free of charge, making it a suitable place for people wanting a holiday around the Scottish Borders or just around the park. The park is open all year and is even dog friendly!