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Peebles, Broughton and Innerleithen

Peebles, Broughton and Innerleithen

'Peebles for Pleasure' is the slogan, and this attractive small town, beautifully set on the majestic River Tweed, has long been a magnet for visitors. So easy to reach from Edinburgh, in the nineteenth century the town became a centre for hydropathic treatments, and the giant Peebles Hydro remains to this day. The town is packed with independent shops and cafes, and in recent years has become a busy centre for mountain bikers through the nearby trails at Glentress.

Peebles is at the heart of Upper Tweedale, an idyllic landscape of heather moors and rolling green hills - with some of the best hillwalking in the Border country - all sweeping down to fertile pastures around one of Scotland's most celebrated salmon rivers.

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FEATURE: Peebles for Pleasure

FEATURE: Peebles for Pleasure

Fiona Russell provides an introduction to the charms of Peebles.

"Situated on the banks of the beautiful, meandering River Tweed, surrounded by gently rolling hills and just a 30-minute drive south of Scotland’s capital city, it is no surprise that the town of Peebles is a popular tourist destination."

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FEATURE: Glenlude – A place for people

FEATURE: Glenlude – A place for people

David Lintern builds the right kind of border wall – a dry stone dyke in the Borders.

“I like it here, it has a nice feel. And it’s great that it’s local to me”, says Ellen. With nothing more to add, we slurp our tea in silent agreement as waterproofs steam gently near the stove. We’re in a hut on the edge of a wood a few miles outside Peebles, and we are dirty, damp, tired and happy.

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