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The Borders have been, for centuries gone by, a place of battles and proud ancient families, where Scots and English fought for the sovereignty of the Scottish Borders region. Today you can still see the many castles, fortified farms, peel towers, and castellated stately homes, which stood guard over the region. Today the celebrations of Border Rides, or Riding the Bounds, are carried out on both sides of the border for the Scots and the English to ride the bounds of the parish, in historical reference to the fractious past of the area.

Peebles is a proud and stately town, which stands where the River Tweed and Eddleston Water meet. The Tweed is known worldwide for its fine trout and salmon fishing, (which has become an important part of the local economy) with people travelling from all over the world to fish the Tweed, and catch salmon and trout.

Stay in a Peebles Hotel and you will find that outdoor sports are a major attraction of the Borders region, which has a great many exciting outdoor sports and experiences on offer. Try hill walking in the many hills and the stunning forests of the area. Horse riding is a great way to see the sights, and the natural local wildlife; take a camera to get great pictures of the uninterrupted views, and the flora and fauna.

Fishing is extremely popular. The Tweed is a world famous trout and salmon river, and has people come from round the world to fish its waters. Try the Tweeddale Tackle Shop for supplies, or your concierge desk for the best local information on where to fish. Clay pigeon shooting, pheasant shooting, and grouse shooting are all popular local pastimes; as is deer stalking, and grouse beating. Take a quad bike tour of the area, and get a feel for the local topography.

Take a good long walk in the fresh air of the hills and it will surely invigorate you. The hills around Peebles are stunning, with thick forests, lovely valleys, and tranquil rivers. It is an ideal place for bird watching, so take some binoculars and a camera with you. Cycling in the Scottish Borders is great fun, with fantastic scenery, and a different amazing view round each turn. The hills are a good test for any cyclist's legs.

While staying in Peebles, you'll find Golf is always a Scottish favourite, and you'll be spoilt for choice in the area for wonderful courses. It has its own beautiful eighteen-hole course, naturally with great views. The opening is tough, but it eases off towards the ninth hole. The clubhouse is lovely, and the Peebles course is regarded as one of the best in the Borders region.

There are plenty of castles and stately homes within easy reach. The most notable of these is Traquair House, which is said to be Scotland's oldest inhabited House: It remains a family home to the Traquair family.

Edinburgh is just a thirty minutes drive away and offers a vast range of shopping, dining, and entertainment possibilities. There are many museums, as well as Edinburgh castle, and the Camera Obscura, which has a three hundred and sixty degree view of the city from its high vantage point.

Hotels in the town are truly delightful, combining old world charm with every modern convenience. Stay in a stately home with three guest rooms, or a grand Victorian Hydro with a commanding view of the local area, and over one hundred rooms and suites. Choose to stay in any Peebles hotel and you will benefit from a warm Scottish welcome, and a fantastic full Scottish breakfast too.

No matter where you choose to stay, you're guaranteed great service, and top quality accommodation. Choose from standard single rooms to luxury single with en-suite, twin with en-suite, standard double, luxury double with en-suite, family room, family suite, junior and luxury suites.

Breakfast is a grand meal, with a good hearty selection of locally sourced fresh ingredients, and great cooking too. You'll find salmon topping your scrambled eggs, and a tasty bowl of porridge before you start your full Scottish breakfast. Naturally it's all washed down with lashings of hot tea, coffee, and as much toast as you can eat.

Your chosen accommodation option will have plenty of private parking, and could have Wi-Fi Internet access throughout, which is ideal for business travellers. Whether you are staying in the town for business or pleasure, you will appreciate any leisure facilities your hotel has. This could range from sumptuous Jacuzzi baths to swimming pools, spas, beauty salons, tennis courts, mini golf, children's club, horse riding, to restaurants, and bars.

In a Peebles hotel you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of nature, the luxury of a warm welcome, charming scenery, amazing outdoor sports, and still be within thirty minutes of the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.