Just an hour south of Edinburgh, Peebles and the surrounding Tweed Valley is packed with hidden treasures. Lush green uplands give way to miles upon miles of emerald forests with with an abundance of outdoor adventures, lively festivals, historic houses and some rather lovely coffee stops along the way! Peebles is a picturesque market town where you can potter its fine range of independent shops, enjoy lazy lunches or perhaps take in a show at the Eastgate arts venue. A half or full day spa treatment will put a little spring back in your step at the Stobo Castle Health Spa, or passionate foodies can learn the art of chocolate making with multi-award winning chocolatier Ruth Hinks at Cocoa Black. The forests at Glentress and Innerleithen are a mecca for mountain biking with everything from leisurely family friendly trails to some world-class downhill routes for the fearless and brave! Seven forests dot the Tweed valley where you can escape the crowds and enjoy some fantastic walking and wildlife spotting opportunities, or even trek in the company of a friendly Alpaca over the hilltops at Velvet Hall. Visitors can stop off and see how fine ales are made in the grand historic setting of Traquair House, and their busy events schedule means there’s always something to keep all ages entertained.