Craiguart 3 Star Bed and Breakfast, Peebles

Things to Do

The unspoilt and spectacular countryside around Peebles is An ideal location for cycling, fishing, walking, sightseeing or just relaxing.

For Mountain Bikers we are ideally located just ½ mile from Glentress forest and 4 miles from Innerleithen trails.

Glentress was voted best UK mountain biking centre by Single-track magazine, attracting more than 1,000 bikers a week and has recently added a big new visitor centre,Bike shop and Cafe Also in Glentress forest there is an activity centre run by Go-Ape with zip lines etc in the treetops and across the valley of the forest.

At Innerleithen is Traquair forest. This is where the famous Downhill site is based alongside the black graded 7stanes cross-country route.

More trail info is available from:
www.glentressforest.com   and www.7stanesmountainbiking.com.

It is also possible to ride ‘off-road’ from Craiguart to Glentress and Innerleithen on a surfaced track based on the old railway line.

We have secure lockup storage within the garage, with work stand, and hose/power washer to clean bikes. We can also do overnight laundry for you as well.

For Golfers we have two championship standard local courses at Cardrona ½ mile and Peebles 2 miles and many more within half an hours drive.

For Fishermen there is superb Salmon and Trout fishing locally on the famous River Tweed. There is also fishing for brown and rainbow trout in several lochs and fisheries in the area.

There are riverside walks both direct from Craiguart and also locally in Peebles itself. For the more energetic there are extensive forest trails at Glentress forest just ½ a mile down the road, and others within a short drive. There is a week long Borders walking festival in September.

At Lamancha , 20 mins away is the Don Coyote outdoor centre offering target sooting with Clay pigeon, Air and .22 Rifle sooting and Archer. See www.doncoyote.co.uk for details.

Glentress Forest

Things to See

Edinburgh, with the Castle, shops and the Royal Yacht Britannia is just 23 miles away, with a regular bus service that passes the end of the road (50 yds) every hour, which takes you right to the heart of the city.

On the road to Edinburgh be sure to stop off at Rosslyn Chapel, featured in the Da Vinci Code, and containing some superb stone carvings.

Visit the Cashmere Mill at Hawick and various woollen mills in most Borders towns.

The beautiful walled gardens at Kailzie are just 3 miles away. Whilst you are at Kailzie don't forget to visit Osprey watch to see the nesting pair of Ospreys.

Also worth a visit locally is Dawyck Botanic Gardens near Stobo which has beautiful woodland/garden walks.

Teviot Water Gardens and smokery by Kelso is within a 30 mins drive.

In spring and especially in autumn, visit the Salmon Viewing centre at Philiphaugh Mill by Selkirk. See the salmon leaping the weir, and on camera in the centre with great underwater footage.

Discover the colourful heritage and ancestry of the Scottish Borders.

Visit (open Fridays in summer to see some rooms/dungeons parts unchanged for centuries). Scotlands oldest inhabited house at Traquair, or St Ronan's Well at Innerleithen, Scott's birthplace at Abbotsford, by Melrose.

Slightly further away there are many others, including Dryburgh Abbey by Galashiels, Jedburgh Abbey, Floors Castle at Kelso, Thirlstane Castle at Lauder and Mellerstain House at Gordon.

Visit one of Scotlands two Lowland Distilleries at Glenkinchie, south east of Edinburgh, near Pencaitland. Glenkinchie is also home to an Exhibition of Scotch Whisky.