Top 5 Things to do in Peebles


Thinking of a trip to Peebles soon? Here’s TripAdvisor’s top five things to do while you’re there!

  1. Dawyck Botanic Garden

    Rated 4.5 with 324 reviews, the Dawyck Botanic Garden is certainly not one to miss! The garden is renowned for its seasonal flowers such as snowdrops, blue poppies and bluebells. It boasts beautiful woodland and burnside walks and trails, as well as a garden of endangered species.

    Throughout the year Dawyck Botnaic Garden holds various events, guided tours and exhibitions.

    Guest can also enjoy the Garden’s café.


  2. Glentress

    Rated 5 out of 5 by 236 people, Glentress is definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for award-winning mountain biking trails! They also offer walking trails, and bee observation room and tree-top adventures. Food, coffee and café is also available in their café.


  3. Kailzie Gardens

    Rated 4 out of five stars, this is a fantastic alternative to Dawyck. It features beautiful gardens, various seasonal attractions such as the viewing of the Tweed Valley Ospreys. The Kailzie Courtyard Café is also a huge hit (open Saturdays and Sundays).


  4. The John Buchan Story

    This attraction has a strong rating of 4.5 out of 5. The museum commemorates the life and works of John Buchan, who wrote ‘The 39 Steps’. The museum is free to enter but donations are welcomed.


  5. Peebles Quadrangle

This hidden gem is stashed away just off the main street. Visitors loved the landmark so much they rated it 4.5 out of 5. It comprises of a small garden and war memorial. There is also a library close by.