Towns & Villages
Peebles is a small town nestled in the Scottish Borders with strong connections to John Buchan and his family.

About Peebles

Buchan’s grandfather was a banker in Peebles. Moreover, it was the inspiration for the works of Buchan’s sister, Anna, the romantic novelist, who wrote frequently under the pseudonym O. Douglas. His brother, too, produced a three volume History of Peeblesshire. If you have the time you may want to walk the Peebles to Broughton - the John Buchan Way (approximately 13 miles) which you can find on the in our Walking Tours Section.

Peebles walking, cycling and driving routes


Towns and villages near Peebles