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Peebles Hydro, Edinburgh and the Borders

5 days - from only £579pp


Peebles Hydro, Edinburgh and the Borders

Proudly dominating Peebles from Venlaw Hill for over a century, the 4-star Peebles Hydro Hotel is a stunning Victorian building surrounded by beautiful forest and rolling hills – the perfect countryside retreat. With a superb restaurant, several inviting lounge and bar areas, and a leisure club with a swimming pool, spa bath and sauna, it is an idyllic base for this short break in the Scottish Borders. From here, we visit historic Edinburgh which is brimming with cultural attractions and shopping opportunities, before cruising the Three Bridges. With time to also follow in the footsteps of Sir Walter Scott at his Abbotsford House country mansion, there's something for all interests on this fantastic tour.

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  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to the landmark Victorian Peebles Hydro Hotel for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Edinburgh & the Three Bridges Cruise

    Today’s excursion takes us to Edinburgh, Scotland’s proud capital and, to many, the greatest city on this island. Explore the many attractions of the Royal Mile, leading from Holyrood to the castle, wander down to the charming Grassmarket or browse the stores of bustling Princes Street.

    We then embark on an enthralling Three Bridge Cruise with Forth Boat Tours. Relax on board and take in the spectacular views of the Three Bridges, including the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge, with the beautiful Edinburgh skyline to the south, the Kingdom of Fife to the north, and the island of Incholm with its medieval abbey.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Included Highlights

    • Three Bridges Cruise
    • Edinburgh
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Border Country

    With so much to do in and around the hotel, we’d highly recommend a day relaxing in the historic surroundings of the Hydro. Enjoy a swim in the hotel’s sizeable indoor pool, take a wander through the hotel’s extensive grounds, which you will find lots of gentle activities, or you may even stumble upon a micro-brewery.

    Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Jedburgh, known for its associations with Mary Queen of Scots, and the Border Town of Kelso, full of architectural and historic interest around the old square at its centre.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Border Country

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Border Country

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Abbotsford House & Gardens

    A short drive takes us to Melrose and Abbotsford House. We enjoy a guided tour of the extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott, the ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s crown jewels. Scott’s imagination spread beyond the walls of the house into the stunning gardens. During our stay, we include afternoon tea in Ochiltree’s Café.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Abbotsford House

    Abbotsford House

    Included Highlights

    • Abbotsford House & Gardens
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (5 days).


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Peebles Hydro

For over a century the landmark, Victorian Peebles Hydro Hotel has proudly overlooked its nearby charming Border town. The building dates from the late 19th century and is surrounded by beautiful forest. With classic décor, guests can enjoy lovely views from the hotel's restaurant, The Grill Room, which offers favourite dishes made from locally sourced produce. Not The Cocktail Bar and The Miller Lounge are the perfect, relaxing spots for a wee drink, both serving beer brewed on the grounds. A stroll around the Hydro’s extensive grounds will bring you to putting greens, a giant chess board and a microbrewery, and you might also stumble upon birds and bees (the hotel keeps its own chickens, runner ducks and European bees!). The leisure club boasts a state-of-the-art gym, fantastic swimming pool, sauna and spa bath, so you can really unwind during your stay (extra charges may apply, please pay locally).

Most popular facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Sauna or Steam Room

Hotel Facilities

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  • Safe Box in Reception
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Gym

Food & Drink

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu


  • 4 Star
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Central Location
  • Sauna or Steam Room

Room Amenities

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press


  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available

Additional Information

Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (5 days).

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