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Welcome to Peebles and Peebles Living

Peebles Living is an online hub celebrating all that’s best about living in the Scottish Borders. Whether you live or work here, or are visiting the area, you’ll find lots of insider tips about where to eat, shop, and explore, as well as news and stories about what’s happening in the Peebles area.

Take a look at what we’re proud of in this beautiful Borders town, and send us news about the places and people you want to shout about.

Peebles is a vibrant area, with activities for everyone whether you want a peaceful stroll or an adrenaline rush. If you’re up for an adventure in Peebles, try Go Ape! Nestled inside Glentress Forest you can find Go Ape’s highest zip wire, which will have you zooming through the valley and over the reservoirs!

This phenomenal tree-top adventure also has a number of ladders, bridges and walkways through the trees to challenge everyone’s bravery and get your adrenalin pumping.

If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxed you can go to the Tweed Valley Osprey Watch. The viewing centres allow you to learn about the birds and watch them live while they are nesting and rearing their young. You are also able to learn about some other wildlife in the area and question the experienced volunteers.

You can also wander around the Kailzie Gardens, these peaceful gardens feature a picnic area perfect for a relaxing lunch as well as a putting green for any aspiring golfers. There is also the opportunity to try your luck with some fly-fishing (although you have to enquire ahead of time) before heading back to admire the rich garden surroundings.

Take a look at what we’re proud of in this beautiful Borders town, and send us news about the places and people you want to shout about.  

Eildon Hills MelroseExploring the Scottish Borders Region

Peebles is located towards the west of the region, south of Edinburgh.  The main roads that pass through Peebles are the A72 running from Galashiels through to Biggar and the A703 from Peebles through to Penicuik.

There are many Border towns within easy reach from Peebles including, Innerleithen, Selkirk, Galashiels, Melrose, and West Linton.  Closer to Peebles are villages including Eddleston, Cardrona, and Traquair.

Jedburgh 3The Four Abbeys of the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders has four magnificent ruined  abbeys to explore.  These are located in Melrose (24 miles), Dryburgh (30 miles), Kelso (38 miles) and Jedburgh (37 miles).  More information on the abbeys can be found under the tourism section .

All are within easy reach to Peebles and if you are planning on making a day of visiting one of the abbeys, then there are lots of interesting places to stop at, on the way to each of them, including some great cafes where you can get tea, coffee, and cake!

Edinburgh-2257Visiting Edinburgh

Peebles is only 22 miles from Edinburgh city centre and takes under an hour to get to.

If you’re looking to visit the city to explore, watch a show or to see the world renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and don’t fancy driving then you can always travel to Galashiels (19 miles) and get the new Borders Waverley train to Edinburgh.

Trains run every half hour and the last train leaving Edinburgh is just before midnight.

Town Survey – Your views are important to us

If you have visited Peebles then we want to hear your views and opinions on the town.  The survey takes only a few minutes to complete.  Every month all completed surveys from the Scottish Borders Living network of town sites will be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury Scottish Borders hamper.

Please click here to complete the survey.

Finding your way around Peebles Living…

PeeblesIf you live or work in Peebles or the surrounding area then check out the ‘My Peebles’, ‘Young People’ and ‘Business’ sections from the top menu bar.

These three sections of the Peebles Living website contain information and articles for the local community, local businesses and also for young people in the area.

The main menu bar provides links to shops and local businesses, hotels and restaurants, events and places to visit as well as the ‘Magazine’ sections that contains  features and articles.  All these sections of Peebles Living are there for everyone living and working in the area as well as for those visiting Peebles either for the day or longer.

We would love to hear from you…

If you would like to get in touch with us at Peebles Living to promote an event, discuss a local issue or if you want to get involved then email:

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