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Scottish Borders Peebles

Eastgate Theatre Peebles

Description: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles EH45 8AD A brand new theatre and arts centre in a 19th century church in the centre of Peebles with a regular range of creative and cultural events including film, theatre, dance, music for all ages. Ownership: Situation OS ref: NT 253403 By car: In the centre of the town of Peebles. Parking nearby. By public transport: Regular bus service f...
Type: Leisure-Activities

Broughton Gallery

Description: An art gallery established 1976, with a changing exhibition of work, which offers, for sale, work by contemporary British artists and makers. The premises were designed by Sir Basil Spence in 1936, in the style of a Scottish Tower House of the 17th century. Ownership: Private Situation OS ref: NT 113361 In Broughton Village. How to get there: By car: On the A701, Ed...
Type: Crafts

Burnside Gallery and Framers

Description: An art gallery and framers which has an exhibition of a wide range of ceramics, glassware, woodwork and hand-made cards. Constantly changing. Ownership: Private Situation OS ref: NT 244473 How to get there: Burnside Farmhouse, Eddleston. By car: In the village of Eddleston, on the A703 Peebles to Edinburgh road. By public transport: Regular bus service from Edi...
Type: Crafts

Places to go in Peebles, Scottish Borders

Dawyck Botanic Garden

Description: One of four National Botanic Gardens of Scotland. It is home to a stunning collection of trees and shrubs. Ownership: Royal Botanic Gardens, Scotland. Situation OS ref:NT 168352 How to get there: By car: On the B712, 8 miles south west of Peebles. By public transport: Not on public transport route. Seasonal opening details (2016): The Garden is open daily, 1 Feb...
Type: Gardens

Places to go in Peebles, Scottish Borders

Innerleithen Parish Church

Description: Standing outside the east end of the church is an ancient carved stone. Thought to be the base of a preaching cross dating from the 9th century, it came from the foundations of the previous church building. Ownership: Church of Scotland Situation OS ref: NT 332369 How to get there: By car: In Innerleithen which lies on the A72 between Galashiels and Peebles. By publ...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

John Buchan Story, Peebles

Description: Memorial display to John Buchan, novelist and statesman. As Lord Tweedsmuir he was Governor-General of Canada; as John Buchan he wrote The Thirty Nine Steps and many other works of fiction. Ownership: Biggar Museum Trust Situation OS ref: NT253403 b]How to get there: By car: Just off the main street of Peebles. By public transport: Regular bus services from other...
Type: Museums

Places to go in Peebles, Scottish Borders

Kailzie Gardens

Description: A large garden on the grand scale, with greenhouses, herbaceous borders, unusual shrubs with woodland walks. Ownership: Private. Situation: 2 miles east of Peebles. OS ref: NT 281385 How to get there: By car: Along the B7063. By public transport: Seasonal opening details (2014): Open throughout the year. Special Snowdrop days advertised locally. Opening H...
Type: Gardens

Kirkbride Parish Church, Traquair

Description: The Church of St Bride was part of the Diocese of Glasgow, based in Strathclyde and which paid particular honour to saints from the celtic nations Scotland, Wales and Ireland. First recorded in 1116, there is now no evidence of the original mediaeval church, the present building being from 1778. Ownership: Church of Scotland Situation OS ref: NT 320334 How to get there...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Robert Smail's Printing Works

Description: A completely restored printing works - just as it was a hundred years ago. See the office, the paper store with reconstructed water-wheel, the composing and press rooms and watch a printer at work. You can also try typesetting by hand as it used to be done! Orders taken for printing and stationery. Ownership: National Trust for Scotland Situation OS ref: NT 333367 H...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

St Ronan's Wells Visitor Centre

Description: Historic spa, built in the year 1827, which was a magnet for the Victorians in need of the curative waters. The mineral waters had been well-known for many years they were visited by Robert Burns in 1787. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation OS ref: NT 328373 How to get there: In Wells Brae, Innerleithen By car: Innerleithen lies on the A72, Galashiels to Pe...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Traquair House

Description: One of the 7 great houses of Scotland. It is the oldest continuously occupied house in Scotland, and was the pleasure ground of the Kings of Scotland in times of peace, and the hideaway of catholic priests during their persecution. Ownership: Private Situation OS ref: NT 332355 How to get there: By car: Turn off the A72 at Innerleithen onto the B709 and follow the s...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Places to go in Peebles, Scottish Borders

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery

Description: The story of the Royal Burgh of Peebles and the surrounding area from pre-historic times up to the present. Regular exhibitions of contemporary arts and crafts throughout the summer months. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation OS ref: NT 253403 In the Chambers Institute. How to get there: By car: Just off the main street of Peebles. By public transport...
Type: Museums

Places to go in Peebles, Scottish Borders

Tweed Valley Forest Park - Glentress Forest

Description: An outdoor centre for those interested in walking, mountain biking, horse riding and just enjoying the countryside. The viewpoints will leave one breathless. Ownership: Forestry Commission Situation OS ref: NT284396 How to get there: By car: Off the A72, Peebles to Galashiels road, some 3 miles East of Peebles. By public transport: Regular public transport pass...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Peebles, Scottish Borders

Tweed Valley Osprey Project

Description: This gives the opportunity to watch live TV coverage of the return of the osprey to the Scottish Borders. The pictures are beamed to two visitor centres - at Glentress Forest Visitor Centre and Kailzie Gardens Visitor Centre. Ownership: Forestry Commission Scotland Situation OS ref: Glentress NT 284398 OS ref: Kailzie Gardens NT 281385 How to get there: By c...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Neidpath Castle

Description: A medieval castle situated in a glorious spot on the Tweed, with displays of interest, and wall hangings depicting the life of Mary Queen of Scots. Former seat of the Fraser, Hay and Do...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Peebles Craft Centre

Description: This centre houses a group of craftworkers whose work in porcelain, wood, metal, silk etc is on display and available for purchase. Not all the workshops are open all of the time. Ow...
Type: Crafts

Pirn Hill, Innerleithen

Description: This hill is crowned by the remains of an iron age hillfort which is marked by the two lines of ramparts and the sites of several circular houses within. This site was the homestead of a farming community about 2000 years ago. Seven stone cairns arranged to outline an iron age house depict aspects of the history of the district. Excellent views of the Tweed Valley from this view...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Scottish Borders Peebles