A Royal Burgh since 1152 and the rule of King David I, Peebles is now known for being a market town enjoyed by visitors for its picturesque and unspoilt character. Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 23 miles south of Edinburgh, the Borders town of Peebles sits on both banks of the world-famous salmon fishing river, the Tweed.
The town has something for everyone, from outdoor activities like fishing, walking, golf, cycling and horse riding, to fine shopping, award- winning restaurants and outstanding accommodation to suit all budgets. The Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre is a good live venue to catch touring theatre companies, performing visual arts, dance, craft, music and cinema all year around. Peebles also has the distinction of being ranked as the ‘Top Independent Retailing Town in Scotland’, and second in the UK, for its range of independent shops.