During my time at the University of Edinburgh, I was one of the trip organisers of the Photographic Society there. This role allowed me to visit some beautiful places in Scotland, which I wouldn’t bother visiting otherwise. One of them was Peebles, a small town in the Scottish Borders region. It lies on the banks of the River Tweet, which makes it an ideal place to have a lovely walk and enjoy some time in the countryside.
Note: During the trip, we followed this route.
It is very easy to reach Peebles from Edinburgh using public transport. You need to take bus X62. The bus departs from Edinburgh Bus Station, but it stops in other locations as well before leaving the city. There is a bus every 30 minutes except Sundays when there is a bus every hour. Once in Peebles get off at the Post Office stop. To reach the starting point of the tour, follow High Street and then enter Tweed Green.
Things to do there
Peebles has a charming town centre with many cute independent shops. Of course, there is River Tweed which is ideal for a walk. In Peebles, you can also find the ruins of Neidpath Castle, which, unfortunately, is closed for public visits unless arranged in advance. Lastly, you can find the Cross Krik (open for the public) and the Tweeddale Museum and Gallery (open during weekdays and Saturday mornings). Before leaving don’t forget to have a quick stop at Cocoa Black for delicious chocolate and desserts!
Day Trip to Peebles – Photo diary
P.S. This was actually the first trip that I did as a trip organiser. Stay tuned for more photo-diaries from beautiful Scotland!