Set in the traditional Scottish borders countryside, the old county of Peebleshire enjoys the rolling hills, beautiful valleys, and lush forests that are typical of this region. The lands are rich with activities for walkers, golfers, cyclists, horse riders and mountain bikers. The famous 7stanes Mountain Biking has routes nearby at Glentress and Innerleithen. The genteel and attractive town of Peebles is located on the River Tweed and is a beautiful day out. Nearby Traquair House is a fun filled family day out. The beautiful house is brimming with history, and the kids will love the expansive grounds, that include a playground and maze. Innerleithen, found in a beautiful valley location and is home to the subject of Sir Walter Scotts novel, St Ronan Well. The town is also famous for being the location of the annual Border Games. For activities for the older kids, (and adults too!) try Go Ape at Glentress, or for more demure activities the Dawyck Botanical Gardens are a beautiful setting for a gentle stroll, showcasing an abundance of wildlife and impressive botany.