Glentress forest mountain biking

Glentress Forest is a mountain biking Mecca deep in the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley. The biking experience here includes Green, Blue, Red or Black graded trails, as well as a magnificent multi-graded free-ride area. In the unlikely event that Glentress fails to meet your thirst for biking exhilaration, you are only a short hop from Innerleithen's famous Red Bull down-hill and cross country trails.The area offers a rich variety of things to do with the small Borders towns of Peebles and Innerleithen the ideal base for visitors, but don't just take our word for it, come and experience it for yourself, you won't be disappointed !


Dawyck Botanic Garden

Dawyck Botanic GardenDawyck is truly one of the world's finest arboreta. Seasonal displays of abundant exotic and native plants provide a breathtaking backdrop of colour throughout the year. The Garden also offers an award-winning visitor centre. Open daily 1 February to 30 November from 10am to 4pm/5pm/6pm


cocoa black chocolate and pastry school

The Chocolate & Pastry School in Peebles near Edinburgh provides classes for all levels from beginner to professional. Whether you’re looking to spend a lazy afternoon preparing French patisserie, a chef seeking to develop your pastry section, or are training for international culinary competition we have a class to suit.


Kailzie Gardens

Kailzie Gardens, located about 2.5 miles from Peebles town centre in the Scottish Borders, provide a rich variety of colour and charm throughout the year for both the keen gardener, and for the visitor who just wants to enjoy a beautiful garden in peaceful surroundings.


neidpath castle

Neidpath Castle is an L-plan rubble-built tower house, overlooking the River Tweed about 1 mile west of Peebles in the Borders of Scotland. The castle is open to the public, by arrangement.  An early castle was probably founded here by Sir Gilbert Fraser in about 1190.  His grandson was Sir Simon the Second, who was executed alongside Sir William Wallace.



eastgate theatre

The Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre is in the heart of Peebles, close to the town’s High Street, with a large, free car park a couple of minutes walk from the front door. Originally a church, the building was transformed when the local community lobbied and started fundraising to create an arts centre in the town


go ape

Enjoy two to three hours outdoors in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. At a dizzying 160ft [48 metres] high and 300 metres long the penultimate Zip Wire at our Scottish adventure in the Borders is both exhilarating and memorable. It's a hidden gem located in the tranquil Glentress Forest, Peebles.


the great polish map of scotland

The Great Polish Map of Scotland is a globally unique feature in the Scottish landscape. It is a large physical relief map of Scotland, sculpted in concrete and measuring some 40m by 50m. It stands in the grounds of Barony Castle, Eddleston, once the home of the Murrays of Elibank, and later the Hotel Black Barony.


traquair house

Welcome to Traquair, Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. Visited by 27 Scottish Kings and Queens Traquair dates back to 1107 and has been lived in by the Stuart family since 1491.

Originally a royal hunting lodge, Traquair played host to Mary Queen of Scots and later as staunch Catholics they supported the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.



bowhill house

Bowhill House is a historic house near Bowhill at Selkirk in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is a member of the Historic Houses Association, and is one of the homes of the Duke of Buccleuch. The house is protected as a Category A listed building, and the grounds are listed on the Inventory of Gardens