If you love independent shops, creative arts and nature, Peebles is the place to be! Located in the Scottish Borders, the former market town has lots going on to keep you entertained for a weekend break.
Where to stay
Cosaig Self Catering located in Innerleithen, a short fifteen minute drive from Peebles town centre has been rated 4.5 stars on Euan’s Guide. The cottage is close to local shops, pubs and restaurants and sleeps 4-6 people; perfect for a family getaway! One person wrote, ‘we had no problems with disabled parking at all. The local busses are an excellent service and they are wheelchair friendly.’
If you’d prefer to stay in a hotel, Cringletie House Hotel is set in 28 acres of grounds and lists various accessible facilities. On Euan's Guide they list large print venues, an elevator with Braille markings, and audible alerts for visually impaired visitors; while facilities for hearing impaired guests include vibrating alarm clocks and safety features. Any accompanying dogs will get treated with a biscuit at arrival!
For ultimate relaxation, you could always head to ‘Scotland’s only destination spa’, Stobo Castle. One reviewer visited with friends saying, ‘the treatment rooms are spacious enough to accommodate a wheelchair and carers to enable you to enjoy a facial, massage or whatever treatment you wish from the comfort of a treatment bed. You can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the coffee shop which is easily accessible for all.’
Catch a drink with the locals
Peebles' luxurious hotels will have you staying close by for a drink and a meal, but if you want to wander out into town, Cross Keys is a charming Wetherspoon pub offering food and real ales. One reviewer rated it 4.5 stars saying, ‘once inside it has several different areas all with good access. There is also another lounge upstairs which can be accessed via a good sized lift.’
Explore Dawyck Botanic Garden
Here you’ll find some of Britain’s oldest and tallest trees among seasonal displays of all kinds of flowers. Dawyck Botanic Garden is 65 acres of woodland to be enjoyed. The garden is listed on Euan’s Guide saying, ‘wide automatic doors provide access to the Visitor Centre and out into the garden. We provide drinking water for assistance dogs.’
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